Katie Derham on Strictly: Wk 10

“Drop dead gorgeous!” said judge Bruno Tonioli commenting on Katie Derham’s Argentine Tango. “A high class courtisan with an irreisistible appeal and the body of evidence.” After a list of minor errors, Craig Revell Horwood concluded it was “marvellous”, while Darcey Bussell acknowledged Katie’s hard work and how her dancing had improved. Len Goodman added that he didn’t feel he was “transported to the quayside at Buenos Airies.

If the judges’s comments lacked enthusiasm, their scores told a different story. Katie and Anton secured a respectable 32 points. Smiles all round for that. Come the Quickstepathon – multiple couples all dancing the quickstep at the same time – Katie and Anton’s performance picked up an extra five points nudging them into 4th place on the leaderboard.

The pair were comfortably safe from the dance-off (it seemed to me). But, with Peter Andre now gone, I’m finding it difficult to know who the next couples will be who end up fighting for their place in the competition. Fingers crossed it won’t be the Derham. I’d rather like to see her in the final – is it too soon to wish that?


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