Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Blackpool Special results, live: Ellie Taylor could be in trouble

It was raining 10s in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom last night – with even Craig Revel Horwood finally unleashing his seldom-used paddle to reward Fleur East’s explosive Couple’s Choice number. The singer should certainly be through to next week (and may even have secured her place in the final) after that perfect-scoring dance, while Helen … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing, Blackpool review: seaside special sees first perfect 40 but camerawork lets it down

Head judge Shirley Ballas hailed him as “the one to beat” but beaten he was by Skelton’s thrilling quickstep, which raced around the floor with real panache. Not even a dreadful pleather outfit could take the edge off her best dance yet. With East, Yassin and Skelton rising to the top, have we got our … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Blackpool Special, live: Helen Skelton quicksteps to Amy Winehouse

We’ve finally made it: we’re back at the glamorous home of ballroom. Strictly last made the trip up to Blackpool in 2019, and Covid has kept the show away since. But can our remaining celebrities rise to the challenge of conquering this mammoth space, and of hanging onto the spotlight as the producers fill that … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week eight results, live: can Tony Adams make it to Blackpool?

He kicked, he kicked some more, and he did a bunch of roly-polys – but Tony Adams’s jive is looking like an own goal, stranding him at the bottom of the leaderboard after Saturday night’s show. Still, the people’s champ has always sailed through thanks to viewer votes: will they ensure he’s on the bus … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing, week 8 review: Too many tears and not enough technique but who’ll get to Blackpool?

Strictly Come Dancing? Strictly Come Sobbing, more like. This was the most emotional episode of the BBC hoofing contest’s current series, perhaps even longer. The Elstree ballroom was so awash with tears that its famous glitterball was at risk of rusting over. Pass the twinkly tissues and a sequin-spangled mop. Blub-ew-lous, darling. As the competition … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week seven results, live: Tony Adams and Ellie Taylor are in danger

It was all about the dancing on Saturday night, with no theme and a fascinating variety: each couple performed a different style. Without the distractions of silly costumes and dubious music choices, it was a high standard too (although the same can’t be said for the erratic judging). Hamza Yassin picked up three 10s for … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing, week 7 review: Hamza and Helen impress but judges steal the show for all the wrong reasons

What is going on with the judging on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)? Shirley Ballas suddenly whipped out two pairs of tiny shoes to demonstrate her footwork quibbles. It was like she’d spent Saturday afternoon raiding the children’s department at Clark’s. Meanwhile, her colleague Anton Du Beke seems so intoxicated by his status as fan … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week seven, live: Tony Adams does a salsa to Pitbull

And breathe. After two weeks of theme madness (BBC 100 and Halloween) it’s a return to relative normal in the Strictly ballroom, thank goodness. The focus should be back on the dancing – and it’s an interesting week, with every single couple doing a different style, from Charleston and jive to salsa and Argentine tango. … Read more

Strictly’s Fleur East wins dance-off after tumble was edited out

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Fleur East won last week’s dance-off despite a fall that was hidden from viewers. The singer fell over before her first attempt with partner Vito Coppola and the pair were allowed to restart their routine. Judges sent the pair through to the next round as James Bye, an EastEnders star, and … Read more