Radio 3 and BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham is on Strictly, paired up with Anton du Beke. I’m keeping a careful eye on proceedings.
Katie stepped on to the Strictly dance floor this evening in the second of two live shows broadcast from Elstree studios, dancing a BBC Proms inspired jive (yes, really) to ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ (boom tish, etc). The performance was well-received by the judges, securing 26 points and a good placing on the leaderboard.
Members of the public weren’t voting this week. Nobody went home. Not even Carol Kirkwood who came last, just one point behind journalist and Radio 2 lunchtime presenter Jeremy Vine who absolutely can’t dance for toffee.
Nice work, Katie. You looked like you were having a ball. Keep it up.