Katie Derham and Anton du Beke in Week 8 of Strictly.

Katie Derham on Strictly: Wk 8

This blog is at risk of turning into a Katie Derham love-in, what with the weekly updates and the video interview I posted on Friday. No matter. There is cause to celebrate.

Katie and Anton turned in a cracking Rumba resulting in a very respectable 31 points from the judges. Katie was introduced as ‘BBC Proms and Radio 3 presenter’ at the top of the results show (hurrah, Team Radio 3 now getting an explicit mention) and the pair were also announced as ‘safe’ during the first batch of results.

I had feared that the seemingly negative comments from the judges over the past few weeks would mean Katie and Anton would end up in the dance-off against say Jamelia, hence me this week was crunch time for the duo. Not so. And although I really admired Jeremy Vine’s enthusiasm for the gig, I’m kind of relieved it was him in the fighting for a place. No real surprises he got knocked out, but quite how many more dance-offs Jamelia can withstand I’m not entirely clear.

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