Strictly Come Dancing fans wonder what Helen and Gorka are hiding

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing 2022
(Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing fans are wondering whether Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez are hiding something after their 'misty' waltz.

In tonight's semi-final show, Helen and Gorka took to the floor to dance a beautiful waltz.

But the viewers were left complaining after one strange addition to the show made them wonder if the dance partners were hiding something pretty important.

Their feet!

Helen and Gorka dance a waltz

Helen's dreamy waltz attracted complaints from the fans. (Image credit: BBC)

As the waltz began, Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton looked confident.

But their dreamlike dance was accompanied by a burst of dry ice, that completely hid their feet.

And the viewers weren't impressed by the special effect, wondering if it had been planned to hide any potential mistakes.

Helen and Gorka waltz in dry ice

Was the dry ice hiding any mistakes? (Image credit: BBC)

One fan pointed out it was difficult to see their feet, while another said it gave the impression they were trying to hide their footwork.

And another mused that the excessive dry ice was hiding any "possibly dodgy" steps. 

But despite the viewers' complaints, the judges all loved the dance.

Usually grumpy Craig Revel Horwood, said it was "beautiful to watch" while Motsi Mabuse said it was simply "magic".

And their praise was reflected in the scores because Helen and Gorka scooped an impressive 35 for their waltz - three 9s, and an 8 from Craig. 

Helen and Gorka get their scores for the waltz

The judges liked the dance, despite the viewers' complaints. (Image credit: BBC)

It wasn't just the judges that liked the dance, either. 

Despite some viewers' complaints about the dry ice, many fans loved the beautiful, lyrical dance and shared their views on social media.

Children's author and former CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell agreed. She asked that the judges just give the glitter ball to Helen now!

Very high praise! 

Will Helen and Gorka have done enough to make it through to the final? Thankfully, we don't have to wait long to find out!

Kerry Barrett
Freelance writer

Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.