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We’re back with former Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan for another episode of Strictly the Truth, this time delving into week five of the dancing competition! The show, which saw (warning, spoiler alert for who leaves the show in week 4 ahead) Jody and Jowita leave the competition, had some serious highs and lows - but James noticed that one couple’s dance went wrong despite their high scores - did you spot it? 

Join our full discussion here, where James details the best and worst moments of the competition, and what scores he would have given the remaining contestants. 

James was particularly complimentary of Nigel Harmon and Katya Jones, but pointed out that something went wrong with their performance. He said: "When I was watching it, I thought that they missed something at the end. I thought, 'No one's gonna pick up on that,' but then the first thing Craig picked up on was, 'You missed a hand or something at the end.' Now for me, it looks like they were trying to grab cross hands. If you don't both do the correct thing, it can be really awkward.

Nigel Harman and Katya Jones dancing the Salsa© Guy Levy
Nigel Harman and Katya Jones dancing the Salsa

It looked like they were gonna do that and she was gonna go into a leap and finish around him. That's what I think was supposed to happen. I'm curious now what was supposed to end that routine. Because something went wrong and I can't put my finger on what it was. For me, it looked like she was on the floor and then he was gonna pull her and she was gonna jump around him and didn't. But I'm curious! 

The judges will know what went wrong because they would have seen the rehearsals. I don't get to see the rehearsals. So that would be why Craig did pick up on it. But I saw it without knowing that there was something gone wrong at the end of the routine." 

Nigel Harman and Katya Jones dancing the Salsa© Guy Levy
Nigel Harman and Katya Jones performed Salsa

However, he was very complimentary about the pair, adding: "Krishnan, he excites me so much because I know he's a non-dancer and he's so entertaining. You had Leyton, definitely the best dance of the night. If I was gonna mark on scores, I would have given him a nine. I would have given Nigel an eight. But I enjoyed watching Nigel and Katya more than anyone else for that night. For me personally, it was my favourite because he had that, that earthiness, which I like in Latin. 

Strictly stars and their children

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez sit on the sofa with the children
Gorka Marquez, Gemma Atkinson and their children
  • Strictly pro Gorka Marquez and former Strictly contestant Gemma Atkinson share two children, Mia, four, and baby Thiago. 
  • Strictly: It Takes Two host Janette Manrara and her dancer husband Aljaz Skorjanec are parents to baby girl Lyra.
  • Strictly winners Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley welcomed baby Minnie in January 2023.
  • Former Strictly pros James and Ola Jordan share a daughter, three-year-old Ella.
  • Former pro Pasha Kovalev and Rachel Riley share two daughters, Maven, three, and Noa, one.
  • Strictly judge and ex-pro Anton du Beke and his wife Hannah share adorable six-year-old twins George and Henrietta.
  • Former Strictly star Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella became parents to son Matteo in July 2000.
  • Professional dancer Natalie Lowe and her husband James Knibbs welcomed their son Jack in December 2020. 
  • Ben Cohen and former Strictly dancer Kristina Rihanoff met in series 11 and now share a six-year-old daughter, Milena.
  • Ex-Strictly pro Brendan Cole and his wife Zoe Hobbs are parents to Aurelia, age 10, and Dante, five.

"It looked really strong. He was shaking his stuff. I thought Katya did a fantastic job with the choreography this week. Last week it was not my favourite. We know she's a great choreographer and this week she threw everything at it. I thought they were brilliant." 

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