Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Natalie Gumede dances a “fabulous” Tango, but it doesn’t go down well with Craig

by Nick Barnes

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The ever fantastic Natalie Gumede danced the Tango this evening with her professional partner, Artem Chigvintsev. The pair performance the dance to Rihanna’s Where Have You Been.

“the audience in Blackpool gave us so much energy,” Natalie said in her VT and she felt really humbled by people’s respect to what her and Artem have done over the last few weeks. This week, it’s the turn of the Tango and one of the things that she loved from last week was that some of the younger dancers got involved. This week, Natalie went to a local school to “give back” and show them that dancing is cool!

Last week, Natalie scored 39 points along with Susanna Reid to give the pair the highest score of the series. However, I have to admit that her Charleston was nothing short of perfect and it deserved 10s across the board. Craig said the dance was “sensational” whilst Darcey Bussell added that that she always gives us a dance which is full of character.

I say this every week, but Natalie never fails to impress me. This week, she was dressed in a stunning purple dress and the Tango was full of fire, ferocity and punch. Her posture was great, her footwork was spectacular… amazing!

Judges Comments

  • Craig Revel Horwood: “I’m going to be really picky… your left hand was facing up instead of arm to the floor, but mainly it was in the wrong position. You hoped around in one of those pivots and the whole thing lacked a bit of drama”.
  • Darcey Bussell: “For me, I love that classic Tango. I mean, there was only one thing for me, if you cover over exaggerate and push away in the top line and then it’d be perfection”.
  • Len Goodman: “You look like my favourite quality street and that was a quality performance”,
  • Bruno Tonioli: “For me, you set off like the Tango Express. Destination – the final! We’re going to take you there with great style, for me, it was fabulous”.

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Natalie & Artem received a combined score of 37 with a 9 from Craig, a 9 from Darcey, a 9 from Len and a 10 from Bruno.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening at 7:20pm with the all important results show.

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