Strictly Come Dancing: Deborah Meaden’s Viennese Waltz was much more “confident” this week

by Nick Barnes

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Deborah Meaden and Robin Windsor danced the Vienesse Waltz to James Brown’s soulful ‘It’s a Man’s World’ on this evening’s show.

Last week, she struggled with the steps and she wasn’t learning them and in her VT Deborah said she agreed with Craig. This week, she wants to focus on being technically better with the Viennese Waltz. To help her get back into the mood, she went off to the board room to work on her business plan.”I just hope I can go out there and sell it to the audience and the judges,” Deborah added.

Last week, Deborah and Robin scored a total of 23 points. Craig told Deborah that there was no spring in her step and Len said it had plenty of Fizz but she needs to buck up her footwork…

Deborah indeed brought an element of the board room to the dance floor with a desk (with wheels… could be a disaster) and an office chair. Technically, it was much better than last week’s dance which is what Deborah was striving for this week and wonderful use of the dress. It was that brilliant she received a standing ovation from the audience.

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Judges Comments

  • Len Goodman: “The viennese Waltz is a romantic dance and when you was in advance, there was a bit of romance, however the beginning was like meals on wheels. It’s definitely an improvement on last week”.
  • Bruno Tonioli: “Romance went out of the window. Once you started moving, it was better and you were more at ease. Much more confident”.
  • Craig Revel Horwood: “I suppose the table proved you can push the table in Waltz time – the top line was a disaster as your left harm was lacking. It was very nice”.
  • Darcey Bussell: “It was an interesting twist, but I liked the power game. Just think of wearing a jewelled necklace to keep hold of the top line. The confidence is all back, well done”.


Both Deborah & Robin received a combined score of 27 with a 6 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 7 from Darcey Bussell, a 7 from Len Goodman and a 7 from Bruno Tonioli.

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

Nick Barnes

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