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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: ‘Absolutely not!’ Saffron and AJ’s Tango leaves fans fuming – Express

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: ‘Absolutely not!’ Saffron and AJ’s Tango leaves fans fuming – Express

21 September 2019 NEWS


Strictly Come Dancinghadn’t been on for long before fans were in uproar, disagreeing with judges scoring. YouTuber Saffron Barker has been partnered with AJ Pritchard and tonight, they performed a Tango to Lips Are Moving by Meghan Trainor. Wearing in a dramatic red dress, Saffron was fierce with her execution which scored her big with the experts. 

Joining Tess Daly to listen to the judges feedback, AJ and Saffron were elated. 

Motsi Mabuse was first to comment and she said: “Girl, you have fire! I loved that! I absolutely loved that, i enjoyed every second, you were in there, you were alive, you gave it all. That was the best dance I’ve seen so far.” 

Shirley Ballas added: “Well I appreciate we could actually see your foot moving and your body going over it, it was staccato.

“Great choreography,” the head judge said to AJ. “I mean really quite difficult, but you kept in with the time. 

“Little bit more work on the frame and core but that will come.” 

READ MORE:Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Is the results show on tomorrow night? 

Those watching the performance at home completely disagreed with the scores they achieved and took to Twitter to comment. 

One said: “#Strictly 7’s? Please…”

Another added: “Those scores? No. Absolutely not. #Strictly.” 

“Those sevens weren’t deserved tbh #Saffron #Strictly,” someone else wrote.

While another remarked: “Not agreeing with the judges tonight. Thought Saffron‘s tango was really messy? #Strictly.”  

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But some loved it, with one tweet reading: “People still bitter overSaffron. Why can’t you just accept that it looks like she’s pretty decent and could be a contender? #Strictly.” 

#Strictly is back and I had no idea smh butSaffron’s tango was ACE my goodness loving that promenade,” another commented. 

A third wrote: “Wow!Saffronand AJ were the best of the night so far! So much energy! #Strictly.” 

As for who’s time on the show could be short-lived, bookmakers have revealed the least popular celebrity who risk elimination next Sunday evening. 

According to Ladbrokes, David James is going to be the first to leave the show. 

Jessica O’Reilly, a spokesperson for the betting agency said: “Unfortunately for David punters reckon his time on the show will be over before it’s really begun. 

“And fellow former athlete James could be out of the door shortly afterwards as well.” 

Professional rower James Cracknell who is partnered with Luba Mushtuk sits joint last at 50/1 on winning the series. 

Strictly Come Dancing is currently airing on BBC One. 

STRICTLY COME DANCING WINNERS: A TIMELINE

2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to win the BBC dancing series, which originally aired in July of 2004. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They finished 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.

2004 winner: Jill Halfpenny

Jill Halfpenny was the second star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. 

2005 winner: Darren Gough

Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. He and partner Lilia Kopylova wowed audiences but never once finished at the top of the leaderboard.

2006 winner: Mark Ramprakash

Mark Ramprakash was the fourth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He was partnered with Karen Hardy and they were the first couple to restart a routine after their initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get caught in Karen’s dress.

2007 winner: Alesha Dixon

Before becoming a Strictly judge, Alesha Dixon won the nation’s hearts and the Glitterball Trophy during the fifth series. She was partnered with professional dancer Matthew Cutler.

2008 winner: Tom Chambers

Holby City star Tom Chambers was partnered with Camilla Dallerup when he won the sixth series. He performed the Foxtrot and Salsa in the final week.

2009 winner: Chris Hollins

BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins and his professional partner Ola Jordan surprised viewers when they beat Ricky Whittle and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final. They wowed with the Foxtrot, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Showdance.

2010 winner: Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon was the eighth celebrity to win Strictly. She danced with Artem Chigvintsev and failed to receive 40 points throughout her time on the show.

2011 winner: Harry Judd

Former McFly star Harry Judd was the ninth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He didn’t top the leaderboard until week seven but then scored 40 points twice in the final.

2012 winner: Louis Smith

The tenth series of the BBC show was won by Olympian Louis Smith. He danced his way to victory with professional partner Flavia Cacace. He faced competition from Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer in the series finale.

2013 winner: Abbey Clancy

Model Abbey Clancy won series eleven of Strictly alongside partner Alijaz Skorjanec. She was called a “spectacular dancer” with “wonderful posture” by former head judge Len Goodman.

2014 winner: Caroline Flack

Love Island host Caroline Flack took to the dance floor in series 12 where she scooped the Glitterball Trophy with Pasha Kovalev.

2015 winner: Jay McGuiness

Jay McGuiness surprised viewers when he won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Aliona Vilani. When he learned he’d won, he told host Tess Daly: “I feel spaced out – it’s really weird.”

2016 winner: Ore Oduba

Ore Oduba won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Joanne Clifton.

The sports presenter broke down in tears after beating Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp.

2017 winner: Joe McFadden

Joe McFadden was victorious with professional dance partner Katya Jones. The Holby City star beat off competition from fan favourite Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke.

2018 winner: Stacey Dooley

Documentary-maker Stacey fought off competition to make it to the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing with professional dance partner Kevin Clifton last year. When they won, Kevin described her as “the most wonderful person”.

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