Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Live Shows: Deborah Meaden & Robin Windsor perform a fiery Tango (VIDEO)

by Nick Barnes

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Dragons Den star Deborah Meaden left the business world behind this evening as she took to the Strictly dance floor for the first time with her professional partner, Robin Windsor!

Tonight, Deborah Meaden and her professional partner Robin Windsor danced one of the two Tango’s on show to Money, Money, Money by ABBA, but it left the judges wanting a bit more. It was “nice” and “good” and possibly a little too safe.

In her VT, Deborah said: “Being in the Strictly world, it’s like stepping through some sort of magical looking glass. I have never looked like this or felt like this… But, there’s so much to remember! As soon as I get one right, the other one goes”.

“I have my very own dragon, but I have a feeling I have my very own pussycat,” Robin added.

Speaking to us at the Strictly Come Dancing launch show a couple of weeks back at Elstree Studios, Deborah said she hasn’t prepared any comebacks for the judges as she’s usually quite a calm person in her day-to-day life.
Robin Windsor

Bruno Tonioli said: “I thought it was a very good pitch from the dragon. Spinning your head, determination and power. You just messed it up in the middle. The first part was good, but you hugged up to him in the middle.”.

Len Goodman added: “You came out and gave it lots of snap, crackle and pop. However, you did mess it up a little but it was nice, I enjoyed it”.

Darcy Bussell told the pair: “You had great attack, great attitude from the beginning. Don’t sink into Robin, lift yourself. Very impressed”.

“I thought you were lagging behind, you need some body contact going on. Get your thumb in his armpit some more,” added Craig Revel Horwood.

Speaking about her first dance of the series, Deborah told Tess Daly: “I just wanted to have a good time and not let Robin down.”.

In total, Deborah and Robin scored 24 with a 6 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 6 from Darcey Bussell, a 6 from Len Goodman and a 6 from Bruno Toniloi.

This week, no couples will be leaving the competition. The judges scores will be carried across to next week’s show in which two celebrity couples will be given the boot.

Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One/HD.

Nick Barnes

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