Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Dave Myers’ “unique” Samba leaves the judges speechless… for all the wrong reasons

by Nick Barnes

Strictly Come Dancing

This evening, Hairy Biker Dave Myers and his professional partner Karen Hauer once again took to the Strictly dance floor. They danced the Salsa to ‘Cuban Pete’ – the theme song to the film The Mask. In a bid to build his posture, the celebrity chef has taken part in an anti-gravity yoga glass this week – but did it work?

Dave said in his VT that when he finally got out on the dance floor on Saturday night, he enjoyed himself. The anti-gravity Yoga class actually seemed like a load of fun… we might have to find a local one!

Last week, Dave and Karen scored a total of 23 points after their dance resembled well… a dance! “There’s a ray of hope on the horizon” Bruno told him, while Craig said it was nice to “see the serious Dave”.

As we’ve come to expect from Dave, he was dressed in quite a ridiculous costume this week and the “serious” side to him he saw last week had vanished again. Back to the dad dancing without an ounce of rhythm – all very flat footed. Good lord, I’m turning into Craig.

Strictly rehearsals, London Dance Academy, London. 24th October 2013

Judges Comments

  • Len Goodman: “You have the unique ability of never letting your left leg know what your right leg is doing.”
  • Bruno Tonioli: “I tell you what, strictly presents crackers with maracas 2. I don’t think anyone has managed to be off time all the way through”.
  • Craig Revel Horwood: “The costume should have remained on the fruit trolley… when the conga music came in, I started to get excited.”
  • Darcey Bussell: “I think it’s the beginning balancing on that trolley, but you had fun. It was just out of sync all the way through. Luckily, it’s never a boring performance”.


Both Dave & Karen received a combined score of 17 with a 3 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 5 from Darcey Bussell, a 5 from Len Goodman and a 4 from Bruno Tonioli.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening at 7:20pm on BBC One.

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes