Disappointing for me really - thought Anita and Gleb were better overall and their show dance would have been amazing, so really sad we won't get the chance to see that. Anita has been one of my favourites from the start, she seems to be a really lovely, genuine person and (I think) the only one with no acting or dancing training to speak of, so to see her get this far has been fantastic, it's just a real shame for her that other people's agenda's have spoiled her chances.
I agree also with Skinny Fetish Fan that Gleb's choreography has been fantastic, he's really shaken things up a bit which to be honest was what the show needed and still needs more of. There is definitely room now to get some more new pro dancers in and get rid of some of the old school - not to mention getting in some judges with actual integrity.
I do think that there was an element of 'getting Anton to the final come what may', but what's done is done and obviously there is no way to change this.
Think Katie and Anton might be first out and think the win will be between Kellie and Jay.
Never ever put your trainers in the washing machine - the detergent and water temperature degrade the adhesive used to put them together (I used to work for a trainer manufacturer) and they tend to fall apart. Also, doesn't really do your washing machine drum much good.
Take the insoles out, give them a rinse with clean water, and then stuff them with newspaper before putting near, never on or too close to, a radiator.
Haven't seen the results show yet, but obviously I know who's out as it's all over social media.
So, Saturday - I thought Jay and Aliona did a great job with a very difficult dance, particularly for the male celebs. I agreed with the judges and thought Jay was absolutely brilliant.
Kellie and Kevin - really good performance, but too much fannying about for me and not enough Viennese waltz content - they only went round once!
Anita and Gleb - lovely choreography and I really do like these two but have to agree again with the judges, it wasn't as crisp as it should have been. Surprised, but pleased, they weren't in the dance off.
Georgia and Giovanni - A lovely dance, obviously technically very very good. But it was just a bit boring. Didn't light my fire I'm afraid.
Helen and Aljaz - The worst dance of the night for me. She's just too stiff to get the right Spanish shapes. Again, a good overall performance, but thought Helen wasn't really 'on it' and to be fair I thought the same last week.
Katie and Anton - Brilliant, loved it and glad they're still in.
Overall, the right result as far as I'm concerned, but I know that's all down to personal choice.
And yes, we do both agree that it was the worst dance of the entire weekend.
The only thing I will add is that dressage itself is more for the purpose of testing and showcasing the athletic ability of the horse, not necessarily the rider, although the rider has to provide the right aids (or instructions to the horse through the reins, use of leg, seat, balance etc) to encourage the horse to move in the way it should be doing, which I can confirm is quite difficult to learn!
But anyway, back to the dancing!!!! Do we think the judges (or indeed the show itself) will acknowledge the outrage of viewers regarding 'Dance-off Gate'? And who do we think will be in the dance off this week - hopefully it'll be Peter Andre and Helen. Think Helen got through by the skin of her teeth last week.