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Strictly Come Dancing week four as it happened: Layton and Nikita land highest score so far

Find out what went down during Strictly Come Dancing week 4

Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin,BBC,Guy Levy
Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Welcome to Strictly week 4's live blog!

Hello and welcome to week four of Strictly Come Dancing! My name is Emmy and I'll be blogging us through the latest episode... I have my glass of fizz, I'm wearing my Strictly T-shirt (don't ask) and I'm ready to roll - and hope you are too! 

Tweet me @emmyfg with your thoughts so I can share them on here and let's do this thing!   

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James Jordan on last week...

If you fancy delving into where the pairings are at so far (maybe during a VT? I couldn't possibly recommend that of course...), here's my chat with former Strictly pro James Jordan from last week, which was very successful aside from one commenter telling me to stop playing with my hair. See James' comments and ignore my hair twiddling here!

James Jordan shock at judges' bizarre scores during Movie Week | Strictly the Truth | HELLO!

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Ellie and Vito are up!

A fab performance from Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are kicking us off, and although the judges liked it, there was some constructive criticism, but what will the scores say?!

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It's a 28 for Ellie and Vito!

It's a full house of sevens for Ellie and Vito, well done guys! Ellie wasn't too pleased though, and we're a little heartbroken to see her upset! You're doing amazing sweetie!

Ellie Leach and Vito on Strictly
Ellie Leach and Vito on Strictly
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Incredible from Adam and Luba!

Adam and Luba received all 8s across the board for their STUNNING Waltz - how amazing was that?! 

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Jody and Jowita celebrate his birthday with a Salsa!

Happy Birthday Jody! For his birthday he appears to have given a shaved chest and a score of 19. 

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Gotta love Craig

The audience doing a VERY half-hearted boo at Craig Revel Horwood's comment, and the judge isn't having any of it!

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Amanda and Giovanni Foxtrot their way to success!

These guys seem like they're having the most fabulous time on the dancefloor, and did very well with a score of 31! Woo! 

Amanda and Giovanni's Foxtrot
Amanda and Giovanni's Foxtrot
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Krishnan doing the Paso Doble...

Sorry but the show has literally peaked. It can't get better than a Channel 4 news presenter doing the Paso to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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Anton you okay hun

Anton is SO ENTHUSIASTIC today. Who wouldn't be when describing Krishnan's Paso, let's be honest. 

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Krishnan's son is a legend

I've never seen a more embarrassed family member and I am obsessed with him. 

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Krishnan and Lauren's scores are in

It was a 6, 7, 7, 8 from the judges - and a 'oh my god stop putting the camera on me' from Krishnan's son! 

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YES ZARA!

It's never easy to be in the bottom two and in the dreaded dance off, but it looks like Zara had absolutely pulled it out of the bag with her return performance, STUNNING!

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Zara and Graziano! The chemistry!

A really fabulous Viennese Waltz from the couple with 7s across the board, they're best score yet! And the chemistry was off the charts!

 We hope it'll be enough to keep them in for another week! 

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Claudia and Tess serving LOOKS

Just a quick break so go all   over Tess and Claudia's GORGEOUS outfits! STUN! More details of Tess' fabulous little black dress here!

Tess Daly wearing a black bodycon dress © Instagram
Tess turned heads in a black bodycon dress
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Annabel and Johannes' 60s Jive!

Wow how amazing was that! The judges gave some fabulous comments, with even Craig giving some fabulous compliments. Also, can we talk about Annabel and Jojo's blossoming friendship? She read his book in the bath! 

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Annabel and Johannes' scores are in

They're really favouring scoring seven tonight aren't they? A lovely score of 29 for Annabel and Johannes (with Anton throwing in an 8), fabulous! 

Johannes and Annabel's scores
Johannes and Annabel's scores
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Strictly leaderboard update!

Adam and Luba are currently top, while Jody and Jowita are in last place, but it could all change. Eddie and Karen up next!

Strictly scoreboard for week 4
Strictly scoreboard for week 4
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Eddie and Karen's American Smooth scores

Ouch, some harsh comments from the judges with it being called a "disaster in hold". But we absolutely adore Eddie's energy and enthusiasm, what a gent!

Is it just me though, or did Karen look pretty unhappy? Eek. 

The scores were 4, 7, 6 and 7 giving them a total of 24 - do you think it was fair from the judges? 

Karen Hauer looked upset following the Strictly routine
Karen Hauer looked upset following the Strictly routine

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Leyton and Nikita wow with their Cha Cha!

WOW! AMAZING score with three 9s and a 10 from Motsi! WOOHOO! 

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Craig stole Motsi's comment

The audacity! Motsi was clearly shocked that Craig stole her lovely comment comparing Nigel to Patrick Swayze - you tell him Motsi!

Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood
Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood
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Nigel & Katya are back baby!

After a couple of okay-ish weeks, Nigel absolutely nailed it with a brilliant Salsa with scores of 8, 9, 8 and 8, WOOHOO!

Katya and Nigel during Strictly week 4
Katya and Nigel during Strictly week 4
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Angela and Carlos

Well I thought it looked gorgeous, but the judges know what they're talking about and there're some bits and bobs for Carlos and Angela to work on. 

Strictly week 4 Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu
Strictly week 4 Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu
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Angela Rippon has a wardrobe malfunction

Her shoe got stuck after a truly fabulous performance but Kai helped out, gentleman that he is. At least it didn't happen during their fantastic routine which Craig "totally and absolutely loved". 

Angela Rippon's shoe malfunction during Strictly week 4
Angela Rippon's shoe malfunction during Strictly week 4

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Angela and Kai are delighted with their score

8, 7, 8, 8 for Angela and Kai, marvellous! 

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Protect Bobby at all costs

He's so adorable isn't he! Shirley loved the dance, saying he did "outstandingly well", with Anton adding that it was "really, really good". 

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And the scores are in for Dianne and Bobby

A respectable 7, 7, 8, 8 for Dianne and Bobby's Tango ended the show. The couples have done all they can, but will it be enough? Who are you voting for?! 

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The final Strictly scoreboard - enjoy!

Strictly scoreboard for week 4
Strictly scoreboard for week 4
Strictly scoreboard lower scores for week 4
Strictly scoreboard lower scores for week 4
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Thanks everyone!

Thank you for joining me for week 4 of Strictly Come Dancing! I can't wait to see who ends up in the dreaded dance-off - but that'll be a conversation for James and me on Monday - join us for our breakdown of all the goss then and we'll see you for another episode live blog next week. In the meantime, KEEEEEEP DANCING!

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