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Goodbye to David & Nadiya

David has been wonderful to watch, he was improving each week and was giving it his all. Unfortunately, I think the Jive was just not his dance and he was becoming a really good ballroom dancer.

David & Nadiya – Jive – 3, 4, 4, 5 16

David looked a little unsure of himself with this dance, he had good kicks and flicks and also a bit of bounce which surprised me. Nice control in the tricks like when Nadiya was going through his legs. There were few mistakes but he was able to carry on.

David & Nadiya – Quickstep – 6, 7, 7, 8 28

Oh my god this was such an improvement from David, he looked confident and like he was having fun. He had better musicality unfortunate he not in sync with nadiya at points. It’s still not 100% there but he did so well and I think this will give him a massive boost. I must also say it was a brilliant song choice and very well sung.

David & Nadiya – Batman – American Smooth – 4, 4, 4, 4 16

This was such a big improvement on last week from David, he looked so much more confident and you could tell that he was enjoying it a lot more. He didn’t put a foot wrong and was actually really graceful with some brilliant lifts that looked smooth and Nadiya looked so safe in his hands. I’m really glad that he has managed to grow so much in under a week.

Movie Week – Part 4

David and Nadiya –

This was such a change from the David of the last. He really embraced this character and worked really nicely with Nadiya throughout the dance. Okay, sometimes his frame fell a bit. However, he was a lot softer and really tried to lead Nadiya across the floor. This combined with the really difficult lifts and the attempts to do the footwork well, meant that it was I think David’s best dance. He had perfect control and you could see how much Nadiya trusted him because they weren’t some easy lifts. It all seemed effortless for him and you know what, if he carries on improving like this, he’s going to be making the most of this opportunity.

Emma and Anton – salsa

You know what, honestly I wasn’t a huge fan of the song. However, apart from that, it was a pretty epic salsa from Anton in that outfit to the little quirks from the film and also the chemistry between the two of them. They worked so nicely together and there was also a really good amount of salsa. It had all the basics and Emma did them pretty well from the hips, to the musicality as well as the characterisation. She did such a hard dance with such ease and sticking perfectly to everything we love about Austin powers and the salsa. Surprisingly not so surprisingly, Anton was the star of the show but that isn’t to say anything bad for Emma. Like, it just worked so well and it was bizarrely so enjoyable.

Dev and Dianne – couples choice

As many of you may know, I’m probably the biggest Disney fan in the world and Aladdin is my film. So, I was over the moon to see Dev and Dianne dance to this and it was so good. Although I’d say it was more commercial than street, it was definitely so fun to watch and I could literally watch it all day. It was cool, collected and so much fun from start to end. It really showed off Dev’s personality and with Dianne, it was so adorable and they are really an awesome couple. I know I’ve always been sceptical of couples choice, but this was so worth it and I want to do this dance with them.

David & Nadiya – Paso doble – 2, 3, 2, 3 10

Unfortunately the Cape work wasn’t great at the beginning and I think it threw him off for the rest of the dance. He also kept breaking character by smiling which was a shame as although he was showing that he was enjoying it he needed to be stern and serious for this dance. However, he was strong and dominate which is good for the paso.

Such a lovely pairing I’m excited for David & Nadiya are you ?

David James MBE Official Strictly Photo 2019

The male celebrites on the Red Carpet 2019

I don’t follow football and wasn’t really aware of David however, he seems to be ready and tearing to go and is a great addition to the line up. I’m curious to see how he does as sportsman do have a good record on the show.

If you want to follow David’s Strictly journey follow his Instagram @jamo1dj