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Five go off to Strictly semi-final

Strictly stars are hoping for a jolly good show as they prepare for this weekend's semi-final - by dressing up as the Famous Five.

The quintet of stars are competing for just three places in the final next week - and whoever makes it will probably be celebrating with more than just lashings of ginger beer.

Holly Valance, Jason Donovan, Chelsee Healey, Harry Judd and Alex Jones marked the fact they had made it to the final five by posing as the Enid Blyton characters, read and loved by generations.

But poor old One Show host Alex drew the short straw as she played Timmy the dog, alongside Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina (George).

Each of the celebs in BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing tomorrow will perform twice with their professional partners in a bid to impress judges - and viewers - to get through to the final at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom next Saturday.

And the contest could not be tighter with each of the remaining couples awarded huge scores in the last heat, which saw Robbie Savage given the boot.

Chelsee led the field with her highest score yet of 39, matching Harry's effort from the previous week.

But with two couples due to leave on Sunday's results show, each of the dancers knows their footwork must be fancier then ever to make the final.

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