Strictly Come Dancing Halloween Week: Fiona Fullerton swivels into Len’s good books with her Charleston!

by Nick Barnes


Fiona Fullerton and her professional partner Anton Du Beke are next up and we’re rather excited about seeing her dance the Charleston to Al Donahue’s ‘Jeepers Creepers’.  But, she’s been rehearsing that much that she sprained her ankle this week.

After last weeks comments from the judges, Fiona was definitely more positive facing Halloween Week, telling Anton that her biggest fear was letting the judges down! And from the looks of their training VT, she wasn’t about to!

Last week, Fiona scored an amazing score of 30 points for her Quickstep, which was highly praised by the judges. Len Goodman said it was “confident” whilst Craig said she is “most definitely back in the room”.

Dressed as scarecrows, Fiona and Anton bounced into Charleston fun, with huge smiles on their faces whilst they swiveled and swayed in almost perfect unison with one another.  A few timing issues were apparent half way through the routine, but they seemed to recover well and pick up the pace again nicely.

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Judges Comments

  • Len Goodman: “I thought it was a proper Charleston, maybe it could have had a bit more wow in it but in very few Charleston’s do you see them getting that correct swivel action through their feet – Fiona you had that beautifully, well done!”
    Bruno Tonioli: “There was nothing creepy about that, it was like Halloween at Doris Day’s house. Everything was nicely placed and neatly done but it did retract that crazy energy that the Charleston has and there was a lot of times where you needed to be more aware of timing – It is one of the things in every dance that has let you down.”
    Craig Revel Horwood: “I thought the whole dance was just too light and well behaved. The timing was completely out, and you needed to have your hands nearer your knees but on the good side you do have a huge amount of swivel.”
    Darcey Bussell: “For me I loved how clean and placed you were. I think what you did you did particularly well and you played a lovely character, nice and cheeky but you are out of time and out of sync with Anton occasionally but you are still on your way up.”


Both Fiona and Anton received a combined score of 28 with a 6 from Craig Revel Horwood, a 7 from Darcey Bussell, a 8 from Len Goodlam and a 7 from Bruno Tonioli.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening at 7:20pm in which another couple will be given the boot.

Nick Barnes

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