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Strictly Come Dancing Week 8 Songs And Dances Confirmed

Strictly Come Dancing bosses have confirmed the songs and dances the contestants will be performing to this weekend. We re now over halfway into the competition and the remaining nine couples will be pulling out all the stops for a chance to perform in Blackpool next weekend (17 November).Saturday s live show will see them taking on a range of dance styles, with modern tunes from the likes of Sigala and Calum Scott mixed with classics from Jackie Wilson and Audrey Hepburn.This week it s Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev s couple s choice, and they ll be performing a contemporary routine.Here s the full rundown of what to expect Ashley and Pasha will be dancing Contemporary to Unsteady by X Ambassadors Lauren and AJ will be dancing a Viennese Waltz to You Are The Reason by Calum Scott and Leona LewisStacey and Kevin will be dancing a Waltz to Moon River by Audrey HepburnFaye and Giovanni will be dancing a Jive to Reet Petite by Jackie WilsonKate and Aljaz will be dancing a Quickstep to I Want You To Want Me; by Letters To CleoDanny and Amy will be dancing a Samba to Feels Like Home by SigalaCharles and Karen will be dancing a Charleston to No Diggity by MinimaticGraeme and Oti will be dancing a Salsa to Follow The Leader by Soca BoysJoe and Dianne will be dancing a Samba to MmmBop by HansonLast week Dr Ranj Singh became the sixth celebrity to leave this year s series.The This Morning medic left the BBC ballroom competition during Sunday s results show after facing Casualty actor Charles Venn in the dance-off.After the result was announced, Dr Ranj told host Tess Daly: I can t express how much this has meant to me. I have made friends for life. I ve done something that I only could have dreamed of. I just want to say to anyone who ever dreams of this you can, you really can, cause I m here and I ve done it. Meanwhile, six Strictly Come Dancing ghosts of Christmas past have been confirmed to be hitting the floor for this year s festive special.Airing on Christmas Day, former champion Caroline Flack will be strapping on her dancing shoes once again for the special episode, where she ll be joined by Aston Merrygold and Anita Rani.Also competing for the Silver Star trophy in this year s Christmas special, which will have the theme of fairy tales and making dreams come true, will be EastEnders actor Jake Wood, former cricketer Michael Vaughan and Ann Widdecombe.MORE STRICTLY : Strictly Pro Katya Jones Says She Wants A Baby With Husband Neil In Near Future Seann Walsh Addresses I m A Celebrity Rumours, Following Strictly Exit BBCJay McGuiness s Jive This was the moment the former Wanted singer cemented himself as the favourite to win the 2015 series, and it was only week three (!) Jake Wood s Salsa EastEnders used car salesman Max Branning turned into an overnight sex symbol with this Samba to Mambo No. 5 in 2014. It was just a pity his partner lifted the choreography from her stint on So You Think You Can Dance? YouTubeAlesha Dixon s Cha-Cha-Cha When Alesha Dixon performed his show-stopping routine on series five, we were convinced she was about to become the next Beyoncé. Instead, she later became the next Arlene Phillips, replacing the veteran on the panel. YoUTubeSophie Ellis Bextor s Charleston The Charleston was a fairly new dance to Strictly when S.E.B took it on in 2013. And despite it only being week two of the competition, she and partner Brendan Cole bagged a whopping 36 points for the routine. YouTubeDanny Mac s Samba Danny and Oti s 2016 routine still makes us come over a bit funny. Let s put it this way - if it was any hotter, it would have been on literal fire. Abbey Clancy s Waltz 2013 champ Abbey wowed the judges with this beautiful waltz in week one of the competition, and brought it back for the final, where they scored a perfect 40 and lifted the glitterball trophy. YouTubeJill Halfpenny s Jive If you can remember as far back as series two in 2004 (!), you ll no doubt remember this knockout performance from Jill and partner Darren Bennett. YouTubeLisa Riley s Samba We don t think anyone has ever had as much fun as Lisa and Robin Windsor did performing their Samba on the show in 2012. YouTubeCaroline Flack s Charleston Cazza s Turkish interpretation of the Charleston cemented her as the favourite to win in 2014. She also performed the dance again in the final, which eventually saw her crowned winner. YouTubeKara Tointon s Argentine Tango Given the sexual tension in this performance, it s no wonder Kara and Artem Chigvintsev announced they were an item shortly afterwards. Louis Smith s Showdance Not only did Louis Smith capture a lot of attention with his toplessness, but his dancing was pretty good in this too. Matt Di Angelo s Salsa Matt went from Dean Wicks to snake hips with his performance of the Salsa in series five in 2007.

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