Strictly Come Dancing: from bottom to top for Katie Derham with a ‘beautiful’ Viennese Waltz

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Strictly Come Dancing's first Viennese Waltz of this series took Katie Derham and her pro partner Anton Du Beke to the top of the leaderboard in week four.

“So that’s what it feels like to be at the top,” said Anton, as he and Katie scored 33/40.

“I’ll be honest, I didn’t think you could pull that off,” head judge Len Goodman told them. “But I salute you both.”

Katie and Anton were criticised last week for the lack of dance content in their cha cha cha and scored only 20 points.

“I don’t know how you learned all of that in a week,” Craig Revel Horwood said of their Viennese Waltz.

“The turn around from last week is incredible,” added Bruno Tonioli. “You’re made for ballroom,” he told Katie.

It was also a good night for Kellie Bright, Jamelia, Helen George and Peter Andre, who each scored 32 points.

Kellie’s foxtrot was “confident and smooth”, said Craig.

Jamelia’s Charleston was her “best dance with knobs on”, said Len.

“You are an incredible dancer,” Craig told Helen after her salsa, which was danced to Miami Sound’s Doctor Beat and saw Helen and Aljaz Skorjanec dressed as nurse and doctor.

“I’m getting a new knee on Monday and I want to go to your hospital,” Len told them.

“It was fab to see a naughty, spicy side to you,” added Darcey Bussell.

Helen George's naughty nurse routine got Len Goodman's attention

Peter’s tango pleased all of the judges. “You had a couple of dodgy weeks but you’re back,” Len told him.

Right behind them came Georgia May Foote, who got the highest score for a quick step this series (so far), with 31 points.

“You are a dream to watch,” Darcey told Georgia.

Ainsley Harriott used a painful-looking contraption to try to improve his posture for his waltz . Did it work?

“You lost posture a little bit towards the end but good otherwise,” was Craig’s verdict.

Ainsley’s overall score was 26/40.

Ainsley Harriott went to work on his posture for his waltz


It wasn’t such a good night for Jay McGuiness, who scored only 25 for his quickstep after topping the leaderboard with 37 last week.

“You took off like a gazelle but crash-landed a lot,” Bruno told him.

“Just too many mistakes,” added Craig.

But it could be Jeremy Vine who takes an early bath this week, after dancing a jive that scored just 20 points.

“It was like watching a stork that had been struck by lightning,” Craig told him.

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It could be an early bath for Jeremy Vine this week

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Strictly Come Dancing: Results is on BBC1, Sunday, October 18, 7.15pm.