Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Kevin Clifton tries to ‘re-motivate’ Stacey Dooley

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Strictly Come Dancing aired for a fifth week tonight, seeing 12 celebrities compete to stay in the running.

One of the pairs is journalist Stacey Dooley and dancing professional Kevin Clifton.

The twosome danced the Samba to Tequila by David Hirschfelder and The Bogo Pogo Orchestra.

But what does their body language say about the pair?

Talking to the, body language expert Judi James said: “It did look as though Kevin had his work cut out this week.

“Stacey’s body language during rehearsals suggested her gradual build-up of confidence on the show, that resulted in last week’s triumph was on the brink of evaporation with their Samba routine.”

“We saw one telling shot of Kevin hugging her as they walked across the floor, as though trying his hardest to re-motivate her and boost her self-esteem.

“We knew Stacey could bounce back after a mediocre scoring but her massive success last week created a very high bar for her and that can be even more challenging than lousy scores.

“It was Kevin presenting her as the star at the top of the stair while Stacey performed a very modest wave and a slightly worried, down-turned smile.”

Discussing the two’s dance, Judi revealed: “Her routine was magical and she is one of the most watchable and likeable celebrities on the show, but there were several very small touches that suggested she’d lost some of her fun and exuberance this week.

“She was never the ‘old octopus’ that she called herself and the judges loved her, but the speed with which she came out of her final pose suggested she was relieved to get it over with.”

The twosome Samba’d to Tequila by The Champs and wowed the judges with their footwork.

Last week, Stacey and Kevin Clifton soared to the top of the leaderboard on Strictly Come Dancing.

The couple danced the Foxtrot to Jim Diamond’s Hi Ho Silver, clad in 60s style outfits. Their performance saw them awarded 33 points, receiving their first nine of the series.

During the show, the pair showed their relationship to the audience with their easy rapport and camaraderie.

Their body language was telling when it came to their friendship that has blossomed over the past few weeks.

Judi James again spoke to on what that means for the couple.

She said: “These two seem to have developed high levels of empathy and rapport allowing Kevin to design routines that completely fit Stacey’s fun, high-energy style.

“Stacey still uses her fun, stumpy steps but you can see her confidence growing now allowing her to act her roles and produce some really elegant moves too.

“The pair are show-stoppingly good together, combining two strong characters into one entertaining routine.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 continues tonight on BBC One at 7.45pm.


2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to win the BBC dancing series, which originally aired in July of 2004. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They finished 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.

2004 winner: Jill Halfpenny

Jill Halfpenny was the second star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004.

2005 winner: Darren Gough

Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. He and partner Lilia Kopylova wowed audiences but never once finished at the top of the leaderboard.

2006 winner: Mark Ramprakash

Mark Ramprakash was the fourth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He was partnered with Karen Hardy and they were the first couple to restart a routine after their initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get caught in Karen’s dress.

2007 winner: Alesha Dixon

Before becoming a Strictly judge, Alesha Dixon won the nation’s hearts and the Glitterball Trophy during the fifth series. She was partnered with professional dancer Matthew Cutler.

2008 winner: Tom Chambers

Holby City star Tom Chambers was partnered with Camilla Dallerup when he won the sixth series. He performed the Foxtrot and Salsa in the final week.

2009 winner: Chris Hollins

BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins and his professional partner Ola Jordan surprised viewers when they beat Ricky Whittle and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final. They wowed with the Foxtrot, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Showdance.

2010 winner: Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon was the eighth celebrity to win Strictly. She danced with Artem Chigvintsev and failed to receive 40 points throughout her time on the show.

2011 winner: Harry Judd

Former McFly star Harry Judd was the ninth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He didn’t top the leaderboard until week seven but then scored 40 points twice in the final.

2012 winner: Louis Smith

The tenth series of the BBC show was won by Olympian Louis Smith. He danced his way to victory with professional partner Flavia Cacace. He faced competition from Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer in the series finale.

2013 winner: Abbey Clancy

Model Abbey Clancy won series eleven of Strictly alongside partner Alijaz Skorjanec. She was called a “spectacular dancer” with “wonderful posture” by former head judge Len Goodman.

2014 winner: Caroline Flack

Love Island host Caroline Flack took to the dance floor in series 12 where she scooped the Glitterball Trophy with Pasha Kovalev.

2015 winner: Jay McGuiness

Jay McGuiness surprised viewers when he won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Aliona Vilani. When he learned he’d won, he told host Tess Daly: “I feel spaced out – it’s really weird.”

2016 winner: Ore Oduba

Ore Oduba won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Joanne Clifton.

The sports presenter broke down in tears after beating Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp.

2017 winner: Joe McFadden

Last year’s winner of Strictly was Joe McFadden. The Holby City star beat off competition from fan favourite Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke.

Source : EXPRESS

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