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Bobby Brazier's tearful dance and a near kiss for Ellie and Vito - all the highlights from Strictly Week 10

The Strictly Six prepare for a night to remember

Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell dancing
Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Welcome to Strictly Week 10!

While we're sure many of you are currently tuned in to Doctor Who, we're eagerly waiting for our favourite couples (sans The Doctor and Donna) to return to the Strictly dance floor as they vie for a place in the coveted Musicals Week! We're just moments away, and we cannot wait!

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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Who went home last week?

In a what has been named as a "full circle" moment, it was Angela Rippon who made her departure during Blackpool Week. The 79-year-old who had previously wowed with her leg splits ended up at the bottom of the leaderboard following her American Smooth and was unable to best Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell who also landed in the bottom two following their Jive.

Tess Daly, Angela Rippon CBE and Kai Widdrington on Strictly © BBC
Angela and Kai were the latest couple to be eliminated
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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Adorable mum moments alert!

This week, Angela Scanlon will be dancing a cheeky Cha-Cha-Cha and we have no doubt her children will be cheering her on from home. The doting mum doesn't often share photos of her kids, but we have collected a few of their sweetest moments, just here!

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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Anyone else remember when the stairs took forever?

With just six couples left in the competition, we're getting through some sections a bit quicker, like the stairs! Over in a minute!

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Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Layton manages a giggle from Craig!

Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin opened the show with an American Smooth that could belong on any stage, what staging! Surprises, sparks, and of course, dancing in a stylish way. And we have to mention that ending, the shushing of Craig even elicited a giggle from Craig. Though perhaps let's leave out the beginning, as might have been the weakest part of the routine.

Although a lack of smoothness, didn't impress Shirley and Anton saw some "lumpy" moments. Layton has consistently been a frontrunner in this competition, but has the star found himself in danger?

Judges' scores: 34 (8, 9, 8, 9) - one of the pair's lowest scores over the past few weeks

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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Nigel Harman brings the romance!

Nigel has been on quite a journey this competition, but the Rumba might have been his dance. The West End styling for his solo performance was great for dance and he really captured the romance, and no mistakes in sight. I'm just so sorry to the Strictly singers, as that didn't work for me.

Judges' scores: 33 (8, 8, 8, 9) - just one point behind Layton

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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Annabel leaps in to the paso doble!

I wasn't sure what I was expecting from Annabel and the Paso Doble, but it certainly wasn't her charing into Johannes's arms! My jaw dropped! The audience loved it, the judges loved it, well apart from Craig saying it lacked the "fire". But come on Craig, the polka dot skirt, the mood, what more do we need?!

Judges' scores: 36 (8, 9, 9, 10) - their first 10!

Johannes Radebe and Annabel Croft dancing© Guy Levy
Annabel started off strong!
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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Will Angela survive the Cha-Cha-Cha?

The Cha-Cha-Cha is a hard dance, and while we loved Angela's attempt at the dance, there was plenty for the judges to point out, including that mean one, Craig Revel Horwood. Also if Carlos's purple shirt goes missing later, do not look in my wardrobe!

Judges' scores: 31 (7, 7, 8, 9) - this puts Angela at the bottom of the leaderboard

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Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Bobby leaves Dianne in tears

Annabel Croft touched audiences with her emotional Couple's Choice several weeks ago, and Bobby has just done the same with a routine dedicated to his late mum, Jade Goody. Many people were left in tears, including Dianne, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke, with the judge even saying he'd be proud if his six-year-old grew up to be like the actor.

Judges' scores: 37 (8, 9, 10, 10) - the pair's highest score yet

Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell dancing© Guy Levy
Bobby and Dianne didn't leave a dry eye in the house
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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Ellie and Vito really bring the passion!

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are proving to be front-runners with their dancers, but that perfect score eluded her once again with Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood noting different issues. We, however, believed it deserved that perfect score, and we're sure either her or Layton will soon grab the first one of the series!

Judges' scores: 38 (9, 10, 10, 9) - this puts them at the top of the leaderboard

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola dancing© Guy Levy
Was this the dance of the night?
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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Thanks for joining us!

Another week of Strictly is over, and what a night. Bobby and Annabel getting their highest scores of the competition, and Ellie once again topping the leaderboard. Layton suddently finds himself in danger, but with Angela and Nigel also scoring low, might one of them be making an exit from the competition? Check back on HELLO! tomorrow when we will have the latest!

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