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Week 4 of Strictly Charity and BBC Strictly Come Dancing: A Double Dose of Dance Magic!

The ballroom was sizzling, and the stage was set for a dazzling display of dance talent as Week 4 of Strictly Charity and BBC Strictly Come Dancing unfolded in unison. From passionate Pasodobles to sizzling Sambas, this week had it all. Let's dive into the highlights and performances that left the judges and the audience on the edge of their seats.

Ellie and Vito: The night kicked off with Ellie and Vito dancing to Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" in a vibrant Samba. Ellie dazzled in a sparkly pink Latin dress, and Vito matched her with a pink suit. Anton praised her "gorgeous bounce," and the couple scored a respectable 28/40.

Adam and Luba: Adam and Luba waltzed gracefully to Curtis Stigers' "I Wonder Why." Adam looked dapper in a black tail suit, while Luba shone in a light blue ballroom dress. Craig welcomed Adam to the competition with an 8, and they scored 32/40.

Jody and Jowita: Celebrating Jody's birthday, they danced a lively Salsa to "Samba de Janeiro." Jody rocked blue trousers and a vibrant yellow lace shirt, while Luba wore an electric blue dress with Brazilian-inspired embellishments. The judges acknowledged their efforts with a total score of 19/40.

Amanda and Giovani: Amanda and Giovani's Foxtrot to Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" won the judges' hearts. Amanda looked stunning in a white long-sleeved ballroom dress, and Anton praised her head position. They earned a solid 31/40.

Krishnan and Lauren: The pair brought passion to the floor with a Pasodoble to Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way." Krishnan sported a black matador suit, while Lauren looked sensational in a charcoal grey Pasodoble dress with red and gold sparkles. They scored 28/40.

Zara and Graziano: Dancing a Viennese Waltz to Brenda Lee's "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," Zara wowed in a two-toned grey and white sparkled ballroom dress. Graziano, dashing in a grey suit, earned praise from Motsi for his performance. They scored 28/40.

Annabel and Johannes: The duo jived to Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still." Annabel showcased her vibrant personality in a black and white patterned dress, while Johannes looked sharp in his black and white ensemble. The judges applauded their performance with a total score of 29/40.

Eddie and Karen: Eddie and Karen danced an American Smooth to Tom Jones' "Sex Bomb." Eddie's dark purple attire and Karen's satin ballroom dress impressed the judges, earning them a combined score of 24/40.

Leighton and Nikita: Leighton and Nikita brought the heat with a Cha Cha Cha to Whitney Houston's "Million Dollar Bill." Leighton's sparkly black jumpsuit and Nikita's Latin attire wowed the judges, leading to the earliest 10 for a Cha Cha in Strictly history and an impressive score of 37/40.

Nigel and Katya: Nigel and Katya performed a salsa to Elvis Crespo's "Suavemente." Nigel's black attire and Katya's sultry Latin dress earned them a score of 33/40.

Angela and Carlos:*Angela and Carlos's Viennese Waltz to "You Are The Reason" was praised for its emotional depth. They scored 28/40 with compliments from the judges.

Angela and Kai: Dancing a Rumba to "Rise Like a Phoenix," Angela and Kai impressed with a score of 31/40.

Bobby and Diane: Bobby and Diane danced a Tango to David Bowie's "Fashion" and earned a score of 30/40.

Unfortunately, it wasn't all glitter and glam. Eddie and Karen and Jody and Jowita found themselves in the dance-off, with Jody and Jowita ultimately leaving the competition.

Other couples continued to prepare and progress, while some missed group rehearsals. The atmosphere remained charged with excitement, dedication, and love for dance.

Stay tuned for the next thrilling installment of Strictly Charity and BBC Strictly Come Dancing as the competition heats up and the stars continue to shine on the dance floor!

In addition to the dazzling performances on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing stage, let's not forget the couples from Strictly Charity who have been working tirelessly to perfect their routines. These behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of dance reveal the dedication and camaraderie of the contestants.

Georgina and Martin: Georgina and Martin are clearly a dynamic duo. Georgina humbly admits that Martin is good at correcting her when it comes to dance steps, and she appreciates his guidance. Martin, on the other hand, highlights the strength of their partnership, noting that they make a fantastic team. In their journey through the competition, they're enjoying each step together.

JP and Amy: JP shares that their training is going great. He praises Amy for her quick learning and her ability to identify when things go awry. The duo is not only focused on technique but also having a blast. In fact, Amy's daughter even chipped in with some tips on arm movements, showing that dance is a family affair!

Paul and Ella: Ella describes the training as challenging, fun, and tiring, expressing empathy for her dance partner, Paul. Despite the challenges, they've managed to get their routines sorted. The duo's determination shines through as they continue to put in the hard work.

Lorna and Terri: Lorna and Terri might still "hate the Charleston," but their Paso Doble is making significant progress. They're determined to nail down their routine and perfect their performance, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to the competition.

Wes and Gemeilah: Wes and Gemeilah were deeply engrossed in practice, keeping their dance tricks and strategies under wraps, leaving us all intrigued and excited for their upcoming performances.

John and Sadie: Just like Wes and Gemeilah, John and Sadie were immersed in intense practice, keeping their secrets close to their chests. The air of mystery around their routines only adds to the suspense and excitement of the competition.

Rebecca and Andrew: Not mentioned earlier but equally dedicated, Rebecca and Andrew have been diligently practicing throughout the week. Rebecca's approach of practicing together rather than bumping into other couples in the dance space reveals her commitment to perfecting their routines.

As the competition heats up, it's clear that these couples are not just competitors; they're a tight-knit dance family, working together to create unforgettable performances. While some choose to keep their tricks under wraps, the excitement and enthusiasm in the practice room are contagious. We can't wait to see the results of their hard work and dedication on the dance floor!


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