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'Strictly' songs and dances revealed for Saturday night

Strictly Class of 2021
'Strictly Come Dancing' announce the songs and dances as the competition gets tougher. (Image credit: BBC)

The competition is getting fierce in Strictly Come Dancing 2021 this Saturday as the remaining couples will be dancing for a place in the following week’s Quarter Final.

Last time we said a sad farewell to Tom Fletcher and his partner Amy Dowden as he was the eighth celebrity to leave the competition after a dance-off with Rhys Stephenson. 

Viewers were just as gutted as Tom to see him leave, but Tom seemed positive about his departure, as he said to host Tess Daly: “Honestly, I’ve had the best time, I’ve loved every second of it. I’ve made the best friend in Amy, you’ve been amazing, thank you so much for teaching me how to dance, I know it was a struggle at times. 

“It’s an amazing show, everyone that works on it, all of you guys have been amazing, I’ve loved getting to know you. Thank you so much, it’s been the best experience and I don’t regret a single minute of it, so thank you everyone so much. I’m gutted to leave.”

As the couples put on their dancing shoes and don their sparkly attire once again, let’s take a look at what the remaining couples will be dancing to this week...

'Strictly Come Dancing' songs and dances

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington will be performing the Couple’s Choice to Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe

Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova will dance the Rumba to Desperado by Eagles

John Whaite and Johannes Radebe will dance the Argentine Tango to The 5th by David Garrett

Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu will dance the Waltz to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice will perform the Paso Doble to California Dreamin’ by Sia

Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin will dance the Samba to Levitating by Dua Lipa

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday, Nov. 27 at 6:55pm on BBC1 — see our TV Guide for full listings. 

Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film, and TV grow stronger.


Some of her favourite TV shows are Line of Duty, Fresh Meat, The Great British Bake Off, and Gogglebox. In her spare time, Grace likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series!