Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Live Shows: Fiona’s Rumba lost focus and fluidity, not a good reaction from the judges

by Nick Barnes

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Fiona Fullerton and her professional partner Anton Du Beke took to the dance floor once again this week to dance the Rumba to Westlife’s A World Of Our Own.

Fiona said in her VT that she was really looking forward to last week’s dance as Anton is the king of the waltz and she knew she was in safe hands. Anton said he was thrilled to have 28 points – we know how bad previous series’ have been. She added that she’s a HUGE Strictly fan and she had a tradition with her mother when her father passed away that they would watch Strictly together each weekend.

Last week, Fiona & Anton received a respectable score of 28. Craig told her that her chest needs to be higher (insert sarcastic comment here) whilst Bruno said it was a beautiful dance.

The dance started off with the pair at opposite ends of the stage, and Fiona wasn’t in hold all the way through the dance this week, but it wasn’t the most technical of dances that we’ve seen on the show. Either way, Fiona looked like she enjoyed it.

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Judges Comments

  • Len Goodman: “All the steps were there, the attitude is good and the Rumba is a slow, precise dance. It magnifies any mistakes. Anything could happen and you see it”.
  • Bruno Tonioli: “The packaging was very enticing and very promising, but you had a few serious issues with balance, losing your step and fluidity.. you really have to concentrate on sustaining your performances”.
  • Craig Revel Horwood: “Dare I mention it, the hip action was stiff. Your exit from the floor spin, you did a bizarre jump out of that and it lacked any sort of connection with Anton”.
  • Darcey Bussell: “For me, it was very good at the beginning, but you do lose focus. I don’t want you to show us that you’re making any mistakes and it’s important that you focus.”


Both Fiona & Anton received a combined score of 22 with a 4 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 6 from Darcey Bussell, a 6 from Len Goodman and a 6 from Bruno Tonioli.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening at 7:15pm on BBC One.

Nick Barnes

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