It was another challenging 7 days on Strictly Appear Dancing for Maisie Smith as she landed back in the dance off – even with staying 2nd top of the judges’ leaderboard.



a group of people standing on a stage: Strictly Come Dancing Maisie Smith, Gorka Marquez, Johannes Radebe, Caroline Quentin - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy


Strictly Appear Dancing Maisie Smith, Gorka Marquez, Johannes Radebe, Caroline Quentin – (C) BBC – Photographer: Dude Levy

Even decide Craig Revel Horwood, regarded for his harsh comments, felt so sorry for her that he instructed her “it normally takes a prolonged time in some cases to acquire the hearts and minds of the viewers”.

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Nonetheless, Caroline Quentin was the unfortunate superstar to be voted out of the level of competition as all 3 judges had to opt for EastEnders star Smith to stay just after scoring her nines on Saturday night time.

Actor Quentin was a favourite thanks to her grace in the ballroom and enthusiasm for dance, but she and husband or wife Johannes Radebe experienced had a tough time with the Cha Cha and were being next from base on the 7 days 5 leaderboard.

In the meantime, Smith and her lover Gorka Marquez experienced place in a further in close proximity to-fantastic performance with the Salsa, scoring 27 points, but somehow their accomplishment didn’t translate to the public vote and they ended up back in the bottom two for the next 7 days in a row.

All a few judges backed Smith to stay, indicating they loved the two celebrities but Smith experienced the edge in her performance.

In Saturday night’s Blackpool-themed exhibit, Smith experienced talked about how tough it was to obtain herself in the dance off, and appeared devastated to go as a result of the exact same factor two months in a row.

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Unusually, it was Revel Horwood who shared some encouraging phrases with her in advance of the dance off.

He said: “In this show odd factors transpire, it usually takes a prolonged time in some cases to win the hearts and minds of the viewers.

“But if you appear at Alesha Dixon, she was in the bottom two, she went on to win the complete clearly show.”

She also observed help in some vocal viewers, such as choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne.

Quentin, who experienced explained at the commence of Strictly that she wanted to fulfill a childhood aspiration of getting a dancer, reported: “I have experienced the honour and privilege of working with some of the best dancers this country has ever recognized, I believe they are totally fantastic.”

Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and his husband or wife Karen Hauer have been the surprise leaders of the scores on Saturday night time with 29 details for their couple’s decision street dance program.

But Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec, who had topped the leaderboard final 7 days, reversed their fortunes and were in base put soon after a Samba that fell flat with the judges.

They were saved by the community vote, keeping away from the dance off and returning up coming Saturday to take portion in week 6 of the contest.

Strictly Arrive Dancing continues on Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One particular.