Strictly Come Dancing: A wardrobe malfunction causes Patrick Robinson’s “hot” samba crucial points

by Nick Barnes

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This evening, Patrick Robinson and his professional partner Anya Garnis took to the dance floor at Blackpool as they danced the Samba to Barry Manilow’s Copacabana.

Patrick said in his VT that all the hard work paid off last week as he loved the music and the choreography. “It was incredible getting a 10 this week and if I’m to get better, the Samba has to be big enough to fill the tower ballroom,” he said. Anya said that he has a lot of “natural rhythm” so she has to find a way to bring that out of him to make the Samba perfect.

Last week, the pair earned a massive score of 37 points. Craig told him that he is the “best male celebrity in this competition” (poor Ashley), whilst Darcey added that he showed “no weakness”.

I now see why there were so few sequin’s on Sophie’s dress, as the budget has been blown on Patrick’s shirt. However, there was a lot of rhythm in the dance from Patrick and at his age, he still knows how to move this hips!! A little mistake from Anya though – oops!

Judges Comments

  • Craig Revel Horwood: “I’ve got to agree, you are one of the best. It’s just unfortunate tonight that it all went horribly wrong. I hope you get to do this again in the semi-finals or the finals as you are really a great dancer and confident. That could have been dazzling”.
  • Darcey Bussell: “It is an extraordinarily difficult dance and there were no gimmicks. Okay, there were a few tiny, tiny faults but it was superb”.
  • Len Goodman: “That’s not a Samba, that was a whamba you came out and whammed it! It was fantastic, honestly. You are a terrific dancer, Patrick”.
  • Bruno Tonioli: “Patrick, I say that really was a blistering, hot Samba. You capture the flavour so well! The steps, the variety of steps, the way that you did it, everything was close to perfection. Except, there was a tiny incident which stops me from giving it the perfect score”.



Patrick & Anya received a combined score of 35 with an 8 from Craig, a 9 from Darcey, a 9 from Len and a 9 from Bruno.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow evening at 7:15pm with the all important results 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

1 Comment

  1. Sophie on November 18, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Patrick is my idea of this year’s winner. He’s improving every week and creeping up the leaderboard quietly and efficiently. He has a lovely partnership with Anya. The women have all peaked too early, there’s still some mileage in Patrick who has paced himself nicely.

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