Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Final: Susanna Reid’s “powerhouse” Paso Doble is “hot and fiery”

by Nick Barnes
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In a bid to win over the judges and the public at home, Susanna Reid and her professional partner Kevin Clifton performed their favourite dance of the series this evening. They performed the Paso Doble to Carmen’s Los Toreadors.

“I will never, never forget being in Strictly. I was addicted to it, immediately,” Susanna said in her final ever VT. She added that when she and Kevin were put together in the launch show, she didn’t know anything about him. But, it was a good pairing as Kevin said they bonded straight away.

Over the weeks, Susanna has certainly come on leaps and bounds. At the start of the series, nobody ever thought that Susanna the newsreader would get far on the competition, nevermind get her pinnies out and command the whole dance floor. Over the last few weeks, she’s sent the bookies into meltdown as nobody knows whether she will triumph this evening – Susanna is the dark horse and definitely one to watch tonight…

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Judges Comments

  • Revel Horwood: “The shoulders tend to raise up, the fingers are all wrong – I’m joking. That was a powerhouse of a performance”.
  • Darcey Bussell: “Susanna, for your last dance on Strictly, you came out on top. Hot and fiery”.
  • Len Goodman: “Paso Doble, I tell you what, pass the smelling salts. You came out full on, flat out and gave it attack. I loved it!”
  • Bruno Tonioli: “Oh Susanna, what a drama queen. I love a drama queen, I tell you. Unleashed to maximum effect. Paso Doble is all about drama and being triumphant – you were dancing for your life. We loved it”.


Both Susanna & Kevin received a combined score of 39 with a 9 from Craig, a 10 from Darcey, a 10 from Len and a 10 from Bruno.

Nick Barnes

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