The winners of best partnership goes to Catherine & Johannes
You could tell from day one that they really got along and their friendship got stronger and stronger as the weeks went on. It was so lovely to see them having a laugh and that Johannes was able to make Catherine enjoy the Strictly experience and help her relax during what I can only imagine is a nerve wracking and stressful time. Their incredible partnership was also what made their dances that extra bit special, with their rumba during movies week sprining to mind.
I know that others may have different views, these awards are decided by my own opinion
Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Catherine & Johannes
I’ve loved watching the friends and partnership between these two blossom, they have complimented each other somwell and mae each of their dances that bit more special because of it. Catherine kept on improving and growing each week and the confidence that has shone through has been Incredible to see. What a debut for Johannes as well, and has truly stamped his place in the Strictly history books and has become one of the nations favourites.
Catherine & Johannes – Cha Cha Cha – 6, 6 ,5 ,7 34
Catherine had good characterisation and hip action, they have such a good partnership and were able to play with that during this dance. Her free arm needs work, as well as her balance coming in and out of moves especially when doing a faster dance. This dance seemed more placed rather than free and flowing.
Catherine had good attack and there was contact between them during the whole routine, she also had a good top line. however, I didn’t get an intense or passionate feeling between the two of them this week which was a shame as they normally have really good chemistry and I couldn’t really find a storyline with this dance.
Catherine looked like she was having fun and so was Johannes, they were in sync with each other which is so important with this dance and Catherine managed to keep up. There didn’t seem to be a lot of swivel which is a shame but the dance was so packed with content and so fast it meant that not every move was clear and sharp.
This weeks dance of the Week is Catherine and Johannes’ amazing Rumba. This dance was so beautiful to watch, the chemistry they have and the story they created was amazing. This was also such a surprise from Catherine and I hope that this will give her a confidence boost moving forward.
Catherine & Johannes – A Star is Born – Rumba – 8, 8, 8, 8 32
Really good for a first go at the rumba, it’s notoriously difficult and Catherine made it look so effortless. This was such an improvement from last week and hopefully this will boost her confidence going forward. The brilliant choreography from Johannes created such an amazing atmosphere you could sense it through the TV created there is also such good chemistry between these two which really helpedTVcreated with the storytelling. Also I have to mention that Catherine’s dress was absolutely gorgeous and she looked stunning.
If she had performed the Samba later on in the series week 7 or 8 I think she would have been a lot better, this is because by then she would have a lot more confidence and be able to let go a lot more. Unfortunately it was too placed and elegant not down and earthy like Motsi was saying.
Catherine Tyldesley – Catherine looked absolutely stunning coming down the stairs with elegance and grace so I immediately think she’ll be a natural at ballroom! She’s tall and will have poise. Pairing Catherine with the amazing Johannes, it’s going to be a match in heaven with his amazing height, style and sass – they are going to be a bundle of joy!
Saffron Barker – I can’t be dealing with another social media star, but I’m not going to judge her before I know what her attitude is going to be getting through. I can only hope that she will be judged and put through on talent not popularity! Am I surprised that she’s got AJ? Absolutely not as I see them trying to push a romance or something again this year but I still love AJ!
Michelle Visage – I love Michelle because of RuPaul Drag Race and, even though I don’t see her as being the best dancer in the world, she will definitely bring the sparkle and will put everything in whatever gets given to her. Her and Giovanni is going to be an amazing team but not one I expected – two Italian sass masters and it’s going to be so much great fun to watch!
Alex Scott – It’s amazing to have a female football player on Strictly and she looks so glamorous! I know that this will probably be completely out of her comfort zone and she can show the world that she has style, grace and has the athletic attitude to push her. In his first year with a partner, my boy Neil is so lucky and I swear this could be my favourite paring <3