Week 9

10th December 2015

Week 9 and a very special week as the eight remaining couples made the memorable trip to Blackpool, the home of Ballroom dancing and the iconic Blackpool Tower.

With the National Championships being hosted just around the corner at the famous Wintergardens, it was one busy weekend.

Kelly even went for a sneaky peak at the Nationals to inspire her fantastic quickstep in which she earned her first 10 from Bruno.

Katie looked as elegant as ever dancing with Anton in a feather finished ball gown; Jay was highly praised for his facial expressions and Anita & Gleb danced a very dramatic Paso Doble in a dance authentic DSI Flamenco.

Overall it was a very exciting and visually impressive show from the Blackpool Tower.



As worn by Aliona Vilani

Dressed in an uncharacteristic Salsa peppermint.

This clean crisp fresh Mojito inspired shade is quite different to what you would expect from a Salsa but worked perfectly for the fun lively South American influenced dance.

The dress is based on a Lycra leotard.

The clever use of the Crepe wrap around detail gives this dress it's unique quality.

The subtle sweetheart neckline is lined with a plaited finish for that extra feminine touch and the spaghetti straps are reminiscent of holiday attire.

The low scoop back flaunts Aliona’s figure and the short skirt accentuates her amazing long legs.

The bodice is delicately scattered with various sizes of Preciosa rhinestones in Crystal AB for that desired Strictly sparkle!



As worn by Katie Derham

Once again Katie is as elegant and stylish as ever dancing the American Smooth with the King of Ballroom, Mr Anton Du Beke in the home of Ballroom dancing.

She was the epitome of Hollywood glamour in a White and Ivory ball gown.

With White Stretch satin panels for the skirt it was trimmed with two rows of ivory 5ply and two rows of 2ply Feather boa and her waist was accentuated with a band of Swarovski Sew on Rhinestones.

Ivory Mesh is ruched on the bust to create a cross over effect and the wide straps over the shoulder consist of tan Mesh which continues into a fully covered tan mesh back to create the illusion of a low v cut out dress.

The back is finely decorated with Crystal Preciosa Rhinestonesin draping lines as to imitate a beaded necklace.

Simple elegant.