STRICTLY Come Dancing is back and the competition this year is hotter than ever.
Fifteen celebrities made their dancing debut on Saturday, September 24, 2022, as they took to the Strictly ballroom for the very first time. Now they are five weeks in, and are preparing to thrill the audience with Halloween-themed performances.
Will Mellor and Nancy Xu came joint first on the leaderboard with a score of 34
What dances will the Strictly stars perform on Saturday?
Week Six is Halloween Week, meaning there will be some ghoulish costumes and spooky songs to dance to.
Last week saw Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez, and Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal tie at the top of the leaderboard with 35 points.
Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer sadly left after being unanimously voted off by the judges in the Dance Off.
Ellie Simmonds & Nikita Kuzmin
Ellie Simmonds, a Paralympian who is the show’s first contestant with dwarfism will dance the Foxtrot with professional partner Nikita Kuzim.
They will be dancing to the theme from Scooby Doo.
Tyler West & Dianne Buswell
Kiss FM DJ Tyler West will be performing a Cha Cha Cha to Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) by Tanz Orchester Klaus Hallen.
He will perform with his dance partner Dianne Buswell.
Kym Marsh & Graziano Di Prima
Actress Kym Marsh will dance the Rumba with Graziano Di Prima.
The pair will dance to Frozen by Madonna.
Will Mellor & Nancy Xu
Actor Will Mellor will dance the Cha Cha Cha with professional dance partner Nancy Xu.
They will be performing to Mama Told Me Not to Come by Stereophonics and Sir Tom Jones.
Helen Skelton & Gorka Márquez
Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez will dance the Foxtrot after topping the leaderboard last week.
They will dance to Lil’ Red Riding Hood by Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs.
James Bye & Amy Dowden
James Bye and Amy Dowden will perform a more jolly dance in this week’s competition.
They will dance a Charleston to Bumble Bee by Lavern Baker.
Fleur East & Vito Coppola
Singer Fleur East and one of the newest Strictly professional Vito Coppola will dance to a song from pop icon Beyonce.
They will perform the Salsa to Break My Soul.
Hamza Yassin & Jowita Przystal
Polish dancer Jowita Przystal and Countryfile and Animal Park presenter Hamza Yassin will begin Halloween Week after tying for the top last week.
They will perform the Tango to Wicked Game by Chris Isaak
Ellie Taylor & Johannes Radebe
Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe will hope to show off their creative side in their Couple’s Choice dance this week.
They will dance to iconic Halloween song I Put A Spell on You, as sung by Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
Molly Rainford & Carlos Gu
Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu managed to avoid the chop last week after performing again in the Dance Off.
This week, they will attempt to dazzle the judges with an Argentine Tango to Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush.
Tony Adams & Katya Jones
Former footballer Tony Adams has been at the bottom of the leaderboard for much of the competition.
But he and Katya Jones will try again to win the hearts of the nation with a Quickstep to The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band.
What songs are the Strictly stars dancing to on Saturday?
Here are all the songs for this Saturday’s performance and who will be performing to each tune.
- Ellie and Nikita: Scooby Doo, Where Are You? by David Mook, Ben Raleigh
- Ellie and Johannes: I Put A Spell On You by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy
- Fleur and Vito: Break My Soul by Beyoncé
- Helen and Gorka: Lil’ Red Riding Hood by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
- Kym and Graziano: Frozen by Madonna
- Molly and Carlos: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush
- Hamza and Jowita: Wicked Game by Chris Isaak
- James and Amy: Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker
- Tony and Katya: The Devil Went Down To Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
- Tyler and Dianne: Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) by Tanz Orchester Klaus Hallen
- Will and Nancy: Mama Told Me Not To Come by Tom Jones and Stereophonics