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Greg Rutherford leaves Strictly Come Dancing after Blackpool week

Olympic long jumper’s quickstep with Natalie Lowe was not enough to impress the judges, who saved Claudia Fragapane

Greg Rutherford has become the ninth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing, describing his exit in Blackpool week as “horrible”.

The Olympic long jumper and his partner, Natalie Lowe, ended up in the danceoff alongside the gymnast Claudia Fragapane and her partner, Aj Pritchard, but the judges opted to save Fragapane.

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Strictly Come Dancing: week seven – as it happened

Did Ed Balls live to boogie another week? We followed every step as another couple left the Strictly dancefloor

7.58pm GMT

So that’s it for another Strictly week! We’ve made it past the half way point of the series, and things are starting to hot up on the Strictly dancefloor.

I’m sorry this weekend has been a bit...alternative, but I’m in the liveblog chair every week now until the very end. So that’s pre-Blackpool, Blackpool, post-Blackpool, quarter-finals, semi-finals, Grand Final. Thank you as ever for joining in, have a brilliant week, and I’ll see you at 6.55pm next Saturday!

7.57pm GMT

Laura and Giovanni take to the floor to shaggy-haired 80s crooner Michael Bolton’s ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?’ Think of the lie-ins, Laura.

7.54pm GMT

All the judges vote to keep Ore and Joanne, which means Laura And Giovanni are out of Strictly.
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Ready Player One: the final trailer

Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Feb 16, 2018

A new trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One has landed...

The wraps are finally coming off Steven Spielberg's take on Ernest Cline's novel, Ready Player One, and today has brought us the final trailer for the movie. This one, as it happens...

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Earlier this week, we also got a brand new poster for the pop culture reference-heavy blockbuster.

You may remember that one of the film's last posters became a meme upon its release for all the wrong reasons, but things have gotten a leg up (ahem) with this new one, which is more Drew Struzan flavoured...

Ah, look! It's our Simon Pegg, too! Hurrah!

Here's the previous trailer we had for the film...

And here's the debut trailer, that landed back in July.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Tearful Natalie Lowe apologises to Ainsley Harriott over their jive

Strictly Come Dancing pro Natalie Lowe has apologised to Ainsley Harriott for their jive choreography after the pair were voted out of the competition.

Speaking on Strictly: It Takes Two, an emotional Natalie admitted that she has been crying since she and Ainsley left the show.

"It's really hard," she said. "I've been really upset the last couple of days - I can't seem to get it together... I'm just really gutted, but I've had such an amazing journey so it's really sad to see it come to such a sudden end.

"But the judges said there wasn't enough technique and all of that - I've just apologised to [Ainsley] for not giving [him] a proper jive. I decided to do it rock and roll because it suited [him]."

But Ainsley insisted he didn't blame Natalie for his exit, saying: "Don't be silly. I've never enjoyed putting on my training trousers every
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Ainsley Harriott voted off Strictly

Ainsley Harriott has become the fourth star to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The celebrity chef and his professional partner Natalie Lowe are the latest pair to leave the BBC One dance show after failing to impress the judges with their jive. Ainsley and Natalie lost the dance off to Jamelia and Tristan McManus, who performed their foxtrot on Sunday's (25.10.15) show. Daniel O'Donnell, Anthony Ogogo and Iwan Thomas have already been eliminated. The results show featured a special performance from musician Bryan Adams. Meanwhile, Ainsley previously admitted he was finding the 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals painful. He explained: ''My
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Strictly Come Dancing: Ainsley Harriott reacts to Bruno Tonioli's "bollocks" gaffe

Strictly Come Dancing's latest victim Ainsley Harriott doesn't believe Bruno Tonioli meant to offend anyone after his gaffe on last night's show (October 24).

Tonioli caused a stir yesterday after describing Jay McGuiness' pasa doble as "the bull's bollocks".

Strictly Come Dancing: Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe are the fourth couple to exit

Harriott said of the incident: "Well, I think it kind of reminds everybody that it is live television – things can happen like that.

"And you know, I can't really speak for Bruno or anybody else. It was such a quick thing that happened, and I thought that Tess [Daly] was spot on when she apologised to viewers.

"But it's the last thing you want to hear – you don't want to hear that type of thing on primetime television, Saturday night family TV. But it's live TV, and sometimes things do go wrong. I'm sure that he didn't mean it.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe are the fourth couple to exit

Ainsley Harriott and his professional partner Natalie Lowe have become the fourth couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair found themselves in the dance-off against Jamelia and Tristan MacManus, after the judges' scores were combined with the viewers' votes.

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Harriott and Lowe jived to 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' by Bill Haley & His Comets, while Jamelia and MacManus performed their foxtrot to Celine Dion's 'Because You Loved Me'.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Jamelia and MacManus, sending Harriott and Lowe home.

Head judge Len Goodman said he agreed with his fellow judges' decision.

It marked the second time that Jamelia and MacManus have been saved in the dance-off. Harriott and Lowe had survived in Week Three.

The result continues the run of male celebrities being eliminated from this year's show,
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Ainsley Harriott struggled to hide his personality on Strictly Come Dancing: "I am an exuberant type of person"

Ainsley Harriott has responded to the judges' criticism of him on Strictly Come Dancing.

On last night's (October 24) show, Darcey Bussell noted that Harriott's "character sometimes overtakes occassionally", with both Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli adding that he comes up with his own interpretation of a dance.

Strictly Come Dancing: Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe are the fourth couple to exit

The celebrity chef has admitted he struggled to hide his personality while performing on the show with professional partner Natalie Lowe.

"You go through rigorous training, hours and hours every day to achieve a certain standard, and I think that of course your personality comes out in the dance," Harriott explained. "I always see the glass half full and I am an exuberant type of person."

He noted that four of his five dances were energetic and that his waltz allowed him to show another "more controlled" side.
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Ainsley Harriott on why the men keep leaving Strictly Come Dancing: 'The girls are very strong'

Ainsley Harriott has offered up his opinion on why the male celebrities keep leaving Strictly Come Dancing.

The celebrity chef became the fourth male to exit this year's competition when he was elimimated tonight (October 25) with professional partner Natalie Lowe.

Strictly Come Dancing: Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe are the fourth couple to exit

"I think the very first week when I was involved in it, when we were dancing, I was asked about who was looking good and I said, 'The girls look very, very strong'," Harriott recalled.

"We've just got a very, very strong collection of people there. I put my effort in but the old 58-year-old bones didn't quite stand up to it all! But I gave it my best, I really did."

He also weighed into the debate over whether the fact that some of this year's celebrities had previous dance training gave them an advantage.
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Strictly Come Dancing: All the dances, judges' comments and scores from Week 5

Week 5 has come on Strictly Come Dancing and we were treated to an even dozen of dances as the celebrities took to the dancefloor.

But who wowed the panel and who could be in danger? Digital Spy has the judges' comments and scores from all 12 dances here:

1. Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice dancing the salsa to 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' by Sylvester = 7+8+8+8=31

Len: "It was a great show starter and a bit of a show stopper. Terrific routine, a disco salsa. You were really working your assets. Well done – great start!"

Bruno: "You're a gorgeous little strumpet! Those hips were like a bag of steps. More of that please. It's good to see you so alive. Be careful of the lifts' dismount – that has to be absolutely flawless."

2. Carol Kirkwood & Pasha Kovalev dancing the Viennese Waltz to 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' by Seal: 4+6+6+5=21

Darcey:
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Who will impress in Week 5? Live blog as it happened

Strictly Come Dancing is already three celebrities down... and we're going to lose another this week! The remaining stars will be doing everything to make sure it's not them, so we should be in for some pretty spectacular moves this evening.

As we saw last week with Jay's quickstep, anything could happen, so join us from 6.35pm when the show kicks off on BBC One and we'll bring you all the action...

20:20That's your lot for tonight though? Do keep hitting the comments to let us know what you made of tonight's action. Who was the best? Who was the worst? And who do you think will be going home? And stick with DS for all the Strictly coverage you need!

20:17Right, so Kellie and Helen are at the top of the leaderboard... while Jeremy is down at the bottom. But will that stay the same after you've cast your votes?
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One Direction and Elton John for Royal Variety Performance

Ainsley Harriott has become the fourth star to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The celebrity chef and his professional partner Natalie Lowe are the latest pair to leave the BBC One dance show after failing to impress the judges with their jive. Ainsley and Natalie lost the dance off to Jamelia and Tristan McManus, who performed their foxtrot on Sunday's (25.10.15) show. Daniel O'Donnell, Anthony Ogogo and Iwan Thomas have already been eliminated. The results show featured a special performance from musician Bryan Adams. Meanwhile, Ainsley previously admitted he was finding the 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals painful. He explained: ''My
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Strictly Come Dancing: From One Direction to Elvis Costello, here's this week's song and dance list

Strictly Come Dancing is already at week 5 and things are getting serious. Jay McGuiness jived his way to a 10 in week 3, but will we see another this time? Check out the coming weekend's song and dance list and get speculating:

1. Ainsley Harriott & Natalie Lowe

Dance: Jive

Song: 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' - Bill Haley and the Comets

2. Anita Rani & Gleb Savchenko

Dance: Tango

Song: 'Sweet Disposition' - Temper Trap

3. Carol Kirkwood & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: Viennese Waltz

Song: 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' - Seal

4. Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice

Dance: Salsa

Song: 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' - Sylvester

5. Helen George & Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'You Can't Hurry Love' - Diana Ross and the Supremes

6. Jamelia & Tristan MacManus

Dance: Foxtrot

Song: 'Because You Loved Me' - Celine Dion

7. Jay McGuiness & Aliona Vilani

Dance: Paso Doble

Song: 'It's My Life' - Bon Jovi

8. Jeremy Vine
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Strictly Come Dancing: All the dances, judges' comments and scores from Week 4

Strictly Come Dancing is now into its fourth week and the competition is really hotting up, with an incredibly close leaderboard.

Digital Spy was watching along and have rounded up all of the scores and judges' comments below:

1. Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko dancing the samba to 'Hips Don't Lie by Shakira: 6+7+7+7=27

Len: "Your hips certainly don't lie. A little bit long getting started but once you got into it… I thought you coped very well. I think it could have been better leg action, but I'm being pernickety."

Bruno: "That was warming up nicely. The samba has a carefree feel to it, but a couple of times there you got a little tangled and it kind of stopped it a little bit. The technique is actually very very hard. It was a bit on and off."

2. Daniel O'Donnell & Kristina Rihanoff dancing the American Smooth to 'Fly Me To The Moon
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Strictly Come Dancing: Who will impress in Week Four? Live blog

Last week on Strictly was pretty special - with everything from our first 10 of the series to some "disappointing" dances from celebs we thought had been doing well. It just goes to show that anything can happen... so what will week four bring?

We're about to find out, so join us right here from 6.30pm when the show begins on BBC One and we'll bring you all the ballroom action as it happens...

20:21But that's your lot for this evening! Tomorrow: Will Young (yay!) and someone going home (boo). Let us know who you think it will be by leaving your comments, and be sure to stick with DS for all the Strictly coverage you need...

20:19Incidentally, Joan Collins has some thoughts about this week's Strictly.

#strictlycomedancing so sad about Jay stumbling - he's my favourite!

Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) October 17, 2015

Katie is good unfortunate dress #strictlycomedancing

Joan Collins
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Ainsley Harriott finding Strictly Come Dancing painful

Ainsley Harriott is finding 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals painful. The celebrity chef - who is partnered with dance professional Natalie Lowe on the show - has admitted he's finding it hard-going because the intense training means his muscles are always aching. He explained: ''My legs absolutely ache. Five or six hours in that studio ... oof. ''I wouldn't say it's killing me but I'm waking up muscles that I didn't know existed. It's wonderful because at the end of it there's a little bit of a reward, you can think, 'I can dance!''' The pair landed themselves in the bottom two last weekend after
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Ainsley Harriott is finding 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals painful. The celebrity chef - who is partnered with dance professional Natalie Lowe on the show - has admitted he's finding it hard-going because the intense training means his muscles are always aching. He explained: ''My legs absolutely ache. Five or six hours in that studio ... oof. ''I wouldn't say it's killing me but I'm waking up muscles that I didn't know existed. It's wonderful because at the end of it there's a little bit of a reward, you can think, 'I can dance!''' The pair landed themselves in the bottom two last weekend after
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Strictly Come Dancing: From S Club 7 to Frank Sinatra, get this week's song and dance list

Well, we've had our first 10 of the series on Strictly Come Dancing courtesy of Jay McGuiness - but will any more pop up on Saturday night? Well, we can start guessing now as the song and dance list is out:

1. Ainsley Harriott & Natalie Lowe

Dance: Waltz

Song: 'What a Wonderful World' - Louis Armstrong

2. Anita Rani & Gleb Savchenko

Dance: Samba

Song: 'Hips Don't Lie' - Shakira

3. Carol Kirkwood & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: Paso Doble

Song: 'Espana Cani' - Trad

4. Daniel O'Donnell & Kristina Rihanoff

Dance: American Smooth

Song: 'Fly Me to the Moon' - Frank Sinatra

5. Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'Reach' - S Club 7

6. Helen George & Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance: Salsa

Song: 'Miami Sound Machine' - Doctor Beat

7. Jamelia & Tristan MacManus

Dance: Charleston

Song: 'Straight Up' - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

8. Jay McGuiness & Aliona Vilani

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'My Generation' - The
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Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe announces engagement

Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Lowe has announced that she is engaged.

The professional dancer will tie the knot with company director James Knibbs, and told Hello! that she is "very excited, happy and proud".

Natalie is currently competing in this series of Strictly Come Dancing, and is paired with Ainsley Harriott.

The couple found themselves in the bottom two in yesterday's show, but survived the dance-off against Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse.

Natalie only had good things to say about Ainsley, calling him "full of beans".

"He is 58 - the oldest in the competition - but he's given the young 'uns a run for their money," she said.

Strictly Come Dancing airs next weekend on Saturday, October 17 at 6.30pm and Sunday, October 18 at 7.15pm on BBC One.
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Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Lowe engaged

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Natalie Lowe has got engaged. The professional dancer - who is currently partnered with celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott on the show - is ''very excited, happy and proud'' to announce her engagement to businessman James Knibbs. Speaking about her boyfriend of two years' elaborate proposal, Natalie said: ''It was a complete shock.'' The 35-year-old beauty also told how she met James in 2013 after being forced to pull out of 'Strictly' that year having fractured bones in both of her feet. Natalie was ''gutted'' about missing out on the show but has admitted it ''turned out to be a blessing
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