Strictly Come Dancing starts tonight (Saturday, November 16) at 7:05pm on BBC One. This week is the half-way point of the competition and to mark the occasion, the Strictly stars are heading to Blackpool. Sadly, Mike Bushell and his partner Katya Jones were eliminated from the competition last weekend, narrowly missing the chance to perform in Blackpool week.
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Strictly Come Dancing has entered its ninth week and tonight, the stars are heading to Blackpool to impress the audience at home and the judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas.
For one weekend only, the remaining seven Strictly couples will take to the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom dance floor.
As per usual, the duo’s will perform one routine in front of the judges who each will mark their routines out of 10.
So far, no one has achieved a perfect 40/40 but as the competition is over the halfway point, a score of 40/40 could be on the cards for some of the couples.
Who will leave Strictly Come Dancing this weekend?
Viewers were shocked last weekend to see Strictly favourite Michelle Visage and her partner Giovanni Pernice in the bottom two against Mike and Katya.
Michelle was second top of the leaderboard for her performance of the American Smooth whilst Mike was at the bottom with a score of just 25/40.
The judges unanimously chose to save Michelle and Giovanni, sending Mike and Katya home after surviving three dance-offs on the show.
Last week, Chris Ramsey was second from the bottom of the leaderboard, with a score of 26/40 and according to the bookies, he is one of the favourites to go this weekend.
Another favourite to be next eliminated is EastEnders actress Emma Barton and her partner Anton du Beke.
Emma and Anton are at odds of 11/4 to be eliminated at Ladbrokes, Coral and Vbet.
Closely behind Emma and Anton is Chris and Karen, who are at odds of 4/6 at Ladbrokes and Coral.
The third favourites to leave the competition if Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard who are at odds of 12/1 at Ladbrokes, Coral and Boyle Sports.
Betfair Exchange Spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “Having made it to Blackpool week, some of the celebs could be forgiven for not being too worried about leaving this week.
“However, being voted off in the most famous ballroom in the land is never nice so there is sure to be plenty of competition this weekend. Chris Ramsey is our odds-on 8/13 favourite to leave this weekend ahead of Emma Barton at 11/4 and Michelle Visage at 13/2. At the other end of the leaderboard, it looks a two-horse race for the glitterball with Kelvin Fletcher the big favourite at 8/15 ahead of Karim Zeroual who is 3/1.”