AJ Odudu broke down as Kai Widdrington, her rumoured partner and beau, topped Saturday’s leaderboard on Strictly Come Dancing.
After making it to half-point, the presenter (33 years old) and 26 year-old professional dancer performed Charleston to Don’t Bring Lulu, a performance by Dorothy Provine.
Judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood gave gushing feedback with hard-to-please Craig simply saying: ‘Amazing!’ Following the performance.
Overwhelmed. AJ Odudu broke down as Kai Widdrington and her rumoured lover, Kai Widdrington topped the leaderboard on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing episode
Motsi exclaimed in her comments that she was proud to have met such a lively Motsi. It was true, the acting was fantastic, you were at a very high level of performance, but now you are even higher!
Shirley continued: “I don’t have a large enough paddle for you, that was incredible!”Anton agreed, saying: “It was amazing I loved it!”
They scored three tens each and finished the top of the leaderboard with a remarkable 39.
It’s a great day! Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mbuse, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood, Judges, gave glowing feedback, with Craig simply saying, “Amazing!” After the performance, judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse & Anton Du Beke gave gushing feedback with hard-to-please Craig simply saying: ‘Amazing!
AJ broke down crying in the chat following the dance. She said that it was so difficult to fall a lot and lose your confidence. Kai pulls me out of my depression, and now I am so happy.
This is after Insiders told The Mail On Sunday that Kai and AJ are an item.
Meanwhile Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden wowed the judges with their latest dance, scoring an impressive 38, after a disappointing performance last week.
The McFly star, 36, and his professional partner, 31, took to the dance floor to perform a Paso Doble to Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor.
The foursome were impressed, with hard-to-please Craig saying: ‘That was amazing, I have never seen such a good Paso Doble from a male at this stage.’
Amazing: Tom Fletcher & Amy Dowden impressed the judges during Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing episode. They scored an amazing 38 points after last week’s disappointing performance.
Motsi stated that it was a great day for her.
Shirley was also positive and said: “Your foot position closed perfectly. You executed it brilliantly.” Anton followed up with: “Amy that choreography was fantastic, well done both of you.”
Tom stated that Tom liked this dance and said so afterwards.
Stars: The McFly star, 36, and his professional partner, 31, took to the dance floor to perform a Paso Doble to Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor
Good job: Judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood gave gushing feedback with hard-to-please Craig saying: ‘That was amazing, I have never seen such a good Paso Doble from a male at this stage’
With two tens from Shirley Motsi and Motsi they scored 38. This is their highest-ever score.
Elsewhere John Whaite and his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe performed a lively Rumba to Sting’s Shape Of My Heart.
Craig was impressed, saying: ‘I will teach my fiancé this for my wedding dance, I thought it was absolutely gorgeous, you could have a straighter leg but I totally loved it it was brilliant.’
Motsi said, ‘I felt as if there were only the two of us. The subtlety and sensibility of the gesture was incredible to observe.
Shirley said, “I was moved, and very emotional, and your precision is incredible, it stripped it all down, and it was amazing.”
Happy: Speaking afterwards Tom said: ‘I think I really like this dance, its been so much fun, I loved it, the choreography was amazing’
John, who was holding back tears after the performance, said that he didn’t believe he would be able to perform the dance. He also stated, “This dance is about mutual respect, the movement, and it’s amazing to do it together.”
The team scored an incredible 35 points, which is the highest Rumba score in the series.
Elsewhere Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice danced the Samba to Cinema Italiano by Kate Hudson, impressing the judges yet again.
Anton shared his feedback, “It was one your most nervous performances, but you managed to come into your own halfway through.
Craig commented, “It looks so natural on your, it could be more fluidity but you’re so skilled at that one-and-two step, I’m astonished.” Motsi expressed confidence in his Latin dances.
Rose said that after the performance, she did not love the Samba. However, it made her feel uncomfortable because she couldn’t grasp what was going on.
Both judges gave eight points each to the pair, which was an amazing 32.
Here we go: Elsewhere Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice danced the Samba to Cinema Italiano by Kate Hudson , impressing the judges yet again
We are so happy! They scored 32 points and were awarded eight stars by each judge.
Next Adam Peaty and Katya Jones danced the Jive to Little Bitty Pretty One by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.
During the Olympic swimming routine, the Olympic swimmer committed several mistakes in footwork that were picked up by the judges.
Shirley stated that Shirley was unable to believe her postural skills were a mistake.
Wow: Elsewhere John Whaite and his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe performed a lively Rumba to Sting’s Shape Of My Heart
Stars: Adam Peaty and Katya Jones danced the Jive to Little Bitty Pretty One by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
Oh dear: The Olympic swimmer made several footwork mistakes during the routine – which was set in an American diner – that the judges picked up on
Anton made a joke inuendo and said, ‘You looked to her for everything, you were on your feet beautifully, you did make mistakes, but overall you gave it all of your best effort.
Craig stated that the mistakes made by Craig put you out of your time, and you lost the rhythm. However, I liked Craig’s kicks and flicks.
The dance was scored with 27 points.
Rhys Stephenson next performed a Quickstep for What A Man Gotta Make by the Jonas Brothers. Their score was a respectable 34.
Feedback: Making a funny inuendo Anton said: ‘You were looking to her for all the, you were up on your balls beautifully, you did make the mistakes but overall good effort and energy’
Motsi said: “It’s all in the rhythm, and you did incredible!”Shirley had said before that: “You’re an amazing dancer when you get out of the hold. You need to improve on your posture out of holding, but you’re still a powerful force to be reckoned.”
Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin spiced up the dancefloor with a Tango to Kings & Queens by Ava Max. Their score was an amazing 31.
Dan Walker and Nadiya Andchkova performed a Couples’ Choice to Classic dance by MKTO.
Aljaz and Sara Skorjanec, Dragon’s Den stars, are consistently putting forth strong performances. They performed on Saturday a Quickstep for Dolly Parton’s 9. Their impressive score was 33.
This is after Insiders told The Mail On Sunday that Kai and AJ are an item.
According to a BBC One source, Kai and AJ had not tried to hide the fact they fell in love during their intense training sessions.
But they’re not affected by the show’s notorious ‘curse’, because they’re both single.
Star: Up next Rhys Stephenson and his pro partner Nancy Xu performed a Quickstep to What A Man Gotta Do by The Jonas Brothers
Kai made his Strictly debut last year. His partner is well-known for his co-hosting of Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.
An audio clip from Strictly recorded following a performance was captured by Mr Widdrington. He whispered: “I love you. I love you so very much.”
Source said that Kai believes AJ is sexy. The couple has a lovely relationship and things have changed over the past week. They are now inseparable.
“It’s great to see Strictly love where there’s no curse. Just two people who are in love with each other.
Dance: Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin spiced up the dancefloor with a Tango to Kings & Queens by Ava Max. Their impressive score was 31
“Those in the show were watching closely this over weeks and knew that it was always coming.” It is beautiful.
AJ admitted last week that they had ‘chemistry’, adding: ‘There is a lot of passion… a lot of romance, it’s thrilling.’
Strictly spokesmen declined to discuss their relationship.
Rose, 26 and Giovanni, 31 soared to the top after receiving the first ever perfect score in the contest’s history.
After dancing to Ed Sheeran’s track Shivers for Halloween, the EastEnders actress and her partner were left stunned by the judges, the pair took to the stage with sexy Tangos.
Rose, who was the first contestant with hearing loss, danced her heart out on Saturday and they nailed their tango. It featured fancy footwork and a ‘out-of-this world’ technique, as well as plenty of attitude.
It was an incredible performance that left Shirley Ballas (head judge) and Motsi Mbuse (motsi mabuse) on their feet. Craig Revel Horwood said Rose “smashed it”.
Rose and Giovanni laughed when Anton Du Beke told them: “I wrote a few words down. They all seem to be perfect.” Bravo!
Shirley exclaimed, “You’re absolutely brilliant!” The best part about that tango? How you hold your body close and keep your head towards the right. Wasn’t she fabulous darling.’
Motsi was excited to say that while judging has been going on for 14 years, it’s only been one number. But this dance will be remembered as the best. It was an amazing, unforgettable dance.
“The beginning was amazing, from your acting to the dancing, as well as the style and technique of the dance.
Tess Daly dubbed Rose the Queen of Tango. However, the judges paid Rose 10 marks. That’s 40, the highest score ever awarded in the series’ history.
Rose recently opened up about representing the deaf community, telling Metro: ‘It’s amazing, when I was a child, I never grew up seeing anyone like me on telly.
‘It could be a really isolating place for a Deaf person, so I feel like if being on Strictly can change somebody’s life, it can happen – because there are some parents out there with a Deaf child and they’re like, ‘Oh, what do I do?’
“Then, they look at me on TV and realize that they are capable of doing what hearing children can do. It’s because I enjoy doing it that way.
Strictly Come Dancing aired at 6:45 on Saturday 6 November, and the results show Sunday 7 November at 7 :15 on BBC One.
Fun: Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova danced a Couple’s Choice to Classic by MKTO
Look good! Dragon’s Den stars Sara Davies (Dragon’s Den) and Aljaz Skorjanec (Dolly Parton’s Nine To Five) have put in strong performances every week. The trio scored an incredible 33