This evening, Fiona Fullerton and her professional partner Aton Du Beke took to the dance floor for the second time this series.
The pair danced the Cha Cha to Madcon’s Beggn’. Last week, Fiona received a standard score of 24 after her Tango was a little “rough around the edges”. But, Len disagreed as he thought it was “as sharp as a lemon tart”.
This week, Fiona said in her VT: “Dancing on Saturday was a combination of excitement and fear. I didn’t think I was that nervous, but it kicked in big time and I went into a sort of meltdown.
“My nerves took me to a totally different place. If I can be relaxed and back into my comfort zone, it will really help my confidence levels”.
Bruno Tonioli said: “No need to beg, just dance. You can play the part, but you can’t go wrong, not in such an obvious way”.
Darcey Bussell added: “You have great stretched legs, but you lost the consistency. There are some very special things, very controlled and you have lots of promise”.
Len Goodman continued: “I was loving it, but then there was the incident. You never quite recovered from that… you just need to focus more and keep it clean throughout”.
Craig Revel Horwood grunted: “You were very good up until the point you kicked Anton in the shin, but I love watching you dance”.
Both Fiona & Anton received a combined score of 22 from the judges. It as a 6 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 6 from Darcey Bussell, a 5 from Len Goodman and finally, a 5 from Bruno Tonioli.
Following her second dance, Fiona said: “I have got to get control of my nerves. We were flying through it and I completely lost my timing”.
Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening on BBC One at 7pm, in which one contestant will be given the boot.