I definitely agree with the judges that it was one of the best male celeb rumbas on Strictly. So masculine and strong but whilst still maintaining the hip action and subtle ness that the men always struggle to master. Such a beautiful dance that really captured the musical and had again such wonderful stroytelling.
This week we have to say goodbye to Charles & Karen. They have an extraordinary run on the show, surviving multiple dance offs, scoring 25 I don’t know how many times in a row, to performing the first ever street dance on Strictly and Karen getting her first ever 10 in her 7 year history on the show. They have been a fantastic pair to watch and Charles has grown in confidence and improved each week. He definetly shows that Strictly is all about and has been a joy to watch each Saturday night.
So it’s no lie that I hate the rumba but I love Charles and Karen so hopefully something can click with them and they won’t have the dreaded rumba curse. You know what, apart from the weird song, this was one of the most natural male rumbas I’ve seen in a long time. He was so strong, he moved in such a beautiful way from the steps to those hips, he led Karen across the floor and for once, I saw such emotional and felt the romance in this dance. I can definitely agree that it may just be one of the bets male rumbas I’ve ever seen. It didn’t feel too forced, it didn’t feel rigid and it just oozed grace and romance which is what the dance needs. It’s one rumba I wouldn’t mind watching again – I’m so proud of him and I couldn’t ask for anymore for this dance.
What a dance, they completely knocked it out of the park. Full of rhythm and musicality and we can’t forget that hip action !! It most definitely deserved the 10s, it was the biggest surprise of the night for me.
I’m going to eat a sprout if Charles and Karen are in the bottom 2 again. This was such an amazing dance and probably rivalled their street dance. It was quirky, full of charisma and just perfectly in time and sync with Karen. The choreography was so complicated with a nice blend of modern and traditional choreography which meant that I got everything that I love from this dance. I know it could’ve been more crazy and quirky but that’s not Charles character, he’s so cool and he actually made the charleston look suave and cool which suits me fine. Pleas vote for him because I loved it and I’d love to see them at Blackpool.
I swear, if this gets 25, this show is cancelled. Like Graeme, Charles completely transformed himself this week. Apart from the amazing frame and footwork (I mean bro did you see that fleckle), for me, it was the storytelling and the chemistry he had with Karen that really made me melt inside. It was soft, elegant and just full of beautiful-ness and the fact that the footwork was awesome was just an added bonus for me! I could watch this dance every day and I just believed this story so much. I swear, this guys a contender and I can’t wait to see what he’s going to be doing in the next few weeks.
Charles is this years mr consultant with another score of 25, which is a shame as I think he has improved a lot since week 1. It wasn’t his best dance and the was definetly a lot of mistakes, you could see him looking at Karen a lot for what was coming next. They were out of sync a couple of times as well but I think the scores for this week were fair, it’s just ashame that they don’t reflect his overall improvement.
What a comeback from Charles, this was his dance. It suited him so well and the choreography was amazing. Something so different and unique, they were so in sync with each other, it was really quite impressive. I’m hoping that this has given him a boost in his confidence and he can keep improving week on week.