Men in suits, ladies in beautiful dresses, for a Fred and Ginge American Smooth special to Beyond the Sea, gorgeous choreography. What a wonderful start to the show!
Judges view: war on the floor, so much going on,bedazzling; Pamela solid, Michelle boobed, warming to Patsy, Gavin performed, Ann should go, Kara, speechless, Felicity got her knickers in a twist, Matt working hard, spot-on-Scott.
Here We Go Moment #1: Safe - Mattiona; Gavya; Jamela; Scattalie. Bottom Two: Brendelle. Bruno says she tried very hard but it didn't come to fruition, kindly!
Annie Lennox sings Universal Child, accompanied by dancing candles. No dancers: dresses posed fire risk, health and safety said no.
The boys are going to Blackpool! No more words, says Clauds to Scott, who's jabbering!
Here We Go Moment #2: Safe - Robsy; Artara. Bottom Two: Felicent; Widdyton progress. No shock tonight then.
Len says that the Tower Ballroom is to dancing what Wimbledon is to tennis. Mecca. Iconic. Don't forget the CIN Strictly Special next Friday! 7pm, BBC One - or at your local somewhere!
Stepping away from the desk - Alesha Dixon and the show pros - all the profits of 'Radio' to charity, nice one.
Felicity unsurprised; Michelle guessing whether she can be a survivor again.
Letters Home: The Soldiers. With Vincent and Flavia and a bucket load of tears; even V&F being so awesome can't upstage.
The Moment of Truth: Brendelle. Sad, but never has to worry about the bottom two again.