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Strictly's Georgia May Foote dubbed 'Queen of Halloween' after tango

The celebrities faced the horrors of trying to survive Halloween Week on Strictly Come Dancing.

Judge Bruno Tonioli told weather presenter Carole Kirkwood, who was dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein, that her rumba could have been the "nail in the coffin" to her ambitions on the show.

The judges agreed that the dance lacked passion and seduction and gave her just 13 points, putting her at the bottom of the leaderboard.

In contrast, actress Georgia May Foote powered through a tango to be dubbed "the Queen of Halloween" by head judge Len Goodman. She scored 35 points and nabbed the top spot on the leaderboard.

Broadcaster Katie Derham kicked off the show with a pasodoble to the Phantom Of The Opera theme tune, but took a mauling from the judges with just 21 points.

Goodman said she was an English rose but the Latin dance needed something that was more cactus-like and did not suit her personality.

He added that he nearly "got the willies" when he thought she was going wrong.

Sports broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher almost had tears in her eyes when her Charleston did not go to plan.

After a score of just 17 points, Gallagher, who is proving to be an inconsistent performer, said: "Oh gosh - that's really bad. It is like a dive bomb from last week."

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine got into the spirit of the night with a nimble but awkward salsa to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

He scored 22 points despite judge Craig Revel Horwood telling him that being dressed as a zombie suited him. "The problems started when you started dancing," said Revel Horwood.

Presenter Anita Rani was given 29 points for her waltz, which the judges described as dramatic with brilliant characterisation but lacking in grace and flow.

Singer Jamelia, who survived last week's dance-off, put in an energetic jive but was told to sort out her footwork. She smiled as she received 27 points.

Boyband star Jay McGuiness was a howling success with his American smooth, described by the judges as stylish and packed with great lines, timing and control. He scored 34 points.

EastEnders actress Kellie Bright was told she had put in a fantastic performance with her Harry Potter-inspired pasodoble but that it needed more Spanish style. She came away with 28 points after Revel Horwood said it was "a bit like a drunken romp".

Singer Peter Andre scored 28 points for his foxtrot and was urged to keep his shoulders down, while actress Helen George ended the show with a strong samba which landed her 34 points.


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