Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live - O2 Arena London

Strictly Come Dancing Live

Sunday 29th January 2012, 6.30pm - A huge mirrorball, purple lighting, sparkly glitzy dresses and suits and a raised dancefloor can only mean one show - Strictly Come Dancing, Live!

The SCD band and singers are there, the Three Musketeers aka Craig Revel Horwood (Director), Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are in fine form with their judging, and the absolutely gorgeous Kate Thornton just dazzles in her gold sparkly dress as host for the evening.

The seven celebrity dancers are great to watch, it's good to see that they haven't lost their enthusiasm for the tour, engaging with the audience and putting on a spectacle of delightful dancing.
The evening consisted of the dancers performing a different dance in each act, giving the audience a chance to text vote for their favourite, and winning the Glitterball Trophy.

First to go was Robbie Savage and Katya Virshalis with a Salsa, in purple and silver outfits, with Robbie nearly damaging himself after he fell doing a leapfrog off the raised stage over Katya's head.
Act two was a Pasodoble, with Robbie thrusting his groin in Craig's face whilst jumping on the judges table.

Up next, Anita Dobson with Robin Windsor, doing a Charleston and a Salsa as their two dances for the evening. Anita looking stunning and bringing lots of energy and fun to the Salsa.

Olympian Mark Foster and dancing partner Natalie Lowe did a Waltz and a Cha-Cha-Cha, Natalie's dress in the second half very revealing with no sides, and Mark ripping his shirt open.

Nancy Dell'Olio was just there to make up the numbers with her partner Artem Chigvintsev, as she did very little dancing and made up most of her routine on the spot. In act one they did a Tango, Craig saying she "looked like a strutting peacock in mating season". Act two's Salsa she was carried on in an Egyptian Lounger by two dancers, and didn't really dance at all.

Jason Donovan and Kristina Rihanoff were delightful to watch in their two dances, doing a Jive and an Argentine Tango. Jason certainly is a crowd pleaser, and his moves were styled and controlled.

Chelsee Healey and Pasha Kovalev did a Quickstep and a Showdance. Chelsee looked absolutely stunning, and her dancing was sexy, sassy and supercharged.

Finally, Champions Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani did an Argentine Tango and a Quickstep. Showing great control, speed and flair, Len said "McFly you flew", with Craig saying one word... "Fab-u-lous"

With group dances, and some fabulous singing, this was a very entertaining evening, and at the end everybody was up on their feet dancing, even the judges!
Harry and Aliona won on the evening, but to be honest, everyone is a winner with this show, a fabulous couple of hours of pure entertainment.

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