Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Live Shows: Mark Benton & Iveta Lukosiute channel Austin Powers in their Salsa (VIDEO)

by Nick Barnes


This evening Mark Benton and his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute took to the dance floor for the second time this series.

The pair danced the Salsa to Bom Bom by Sam and the Womp. Last week, the pair received a combined score of 24 following on from their Tango. Len Goodman likened it to a sneeze… you know it’s coming but there’s nothing you can do about it. However, he did admit he was shocked by how good the dance was.

This week, Mark said in his VT: “Last wee I went from being terrified to elated, it was all a blur. It’s nice to know the hard work has paid off a bit.

“I’m feeling petrified, fingers crossed I can be sexy”.

Mark Benton

Judges’ Comments

Bruno Tonioli said: “I don’t know whether I was watching a psychedelic rave. It wasn’t a Salsa. But, it was fun to watch”.

Darcey Bussell added: “I love that wild energy. It didn’t resemble a Salsa but it was entertaining. You always take charge and it was a fab performance”.

Len Goodman continued: “Through the clouds, a ray of sunshine appears. It’s supposed to be fun and entertaining. Dancing is a joy and you’re a joy to watch”.

Craig Revel Horwood grunted: “It was a little disjointed for me… It was a crowd please, but there was no rotation. But, as always, heavily induced with character”.


Both Mark & Iveta received a combined score of 22 from the judges. It as a 4 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 6 from Darcey Bussell, a 7 from Len Goodman and finally, a 5 from Bruno Tonioli.

Following his second dance, Mark said: “It was great fun, I really enjoyed it. It was all there…”

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening on BBC One at 7pm, in which one contestant will be given the boot.

Nick Barnes

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