Strictly Come Dancing sees sad farewell to show’s first couple

Reporter:

Georgia Macey

The second week of Strictly Come Dancing saw a sad farewell to the show’s first couple to be bottom of the leaderboard.

Luckily, that was not professional dancer AJ Pritchard, 22, and his partner Mollie King, 30, from the girl band The Saturdays.

The couple danced the Tango to the Tina Turner’s version Addicted to Love and were scored a total of 25 points placing them seventh out of 13 couples.

Bruno Tonioli commented on how well the pair danced scoring them a seven.

“You were sparkling tonight,” he said.

Darcey Bussell also enjoyed the dance scoring them a six, she said: “I’m really loving this - a complex tango, very nice.”

Craig Revel Horwood gave them a low score of four but still thought the duo danced well, he said: “It did have attack and it did have intent.”

Shirley Ballas awarded them with their first eight and was thrilled with the routine. “Generally overall, I think that’s the best Tango we’ve seen so far.”

AJ shared his happiness on social media saying: “Thank you everyone for all the love and support, it means the world to us.”

Mollie said: “We’re absolutely over the moon, thank you so much for voting for us. I feel like luckiest girl to be learning another dance with AJ.”

The couple to leave this week was Holby City star Chizzy Akodolu and professional dancer, Pasha Kovalev who danced the Foxtrot to ‘I’m a woman’ from Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

With a score of 17 it put them in the bottom two and the judges opted to keep English comedian Brian Conley and partner Amy Dowden who is new to the show this year. 

This week is the first themed show for this series and will see dancers performing with the theme of movies with AJ and Mollie dancing to the American Smooth to Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music.

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georgia.macey@nwn.co.uk

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