ULTIMATE STRICTLY Advent Calendar 2018

WEDNESDAY 19th December 2018

This year has seen the judges take a very strong stance on the technical aspect of the cha cha cha with all contestants from the very beginning of the series, so I thought I’d have a look for one of my favourites from the past to remind ourselves just how good the dance can be. I’ve got a few favourites, but this year I’ve decided to relive the glory of Natalie Gumede from series 11. Dancing with Artem Chigvintsev to ‘Rasputin’ in the final, the judges chose the cha cha cha for the couple to dance again, and it was a near perfect performance, with only Craig failing to find his 10 paddle, seeing the pair score 39 points for this wonderful routine.

For my Christmas choice, I’ve picked one of the celebrities who only danced in a Christmas special, but who I’d like to see compete in the main series at some point in the future. I’ve chosen Sara Cox who danced a waltz with Robin Windsor back in 2013. It’s a lovely routine, and I think Sara shows great promise, so fingers crossed we see her again some day.