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Strictly Come Dancing: Show Eight live blog
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- The third celebrity is set to waltz off the show tonight.
Standing ovation for Julien and Janette's final dance. And that's it. Hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks for following and enjoy the rest of your evening.
Waaah my fave @JulienMacdonald has gone :( @bbcstrictly— @leah_higgins 20 October 2013
@bbcstrictly Aw gotta feel for Julien McDonald. Great competitor, attitude & smile! #VivalaWelsh— @PetalTanya 20 October 2013
Julien's had an 'amazing time', he calls it the 'best experience of his life'.
So, @KRihanoff & I see another week in @bbcstrictly Thank you all so much for all you're support and votes! It's really appreciated. B— @RugbyBenCohen 20 October 2013
Len says he would also have voted to save Rachel and Pasha.
Bruno also daves Rachel and Pasha, and seals Julien and Janette's fate. They become the third couple to leave Strictly.
Craig votes to save Rachel and Pasha. Darcey also saves Rachel and Pasha.
Julien claps the audience like a footballer who knows he is being transferred. Time for the judges' vote.
Poor Julien is having trouble clapping on time @bbcstrictly— @Judith65X 20 October 2013
felt a bit sorry for Rachel @bbcstrictly— @AnneHewson 20 October 2013
Julien is singing along to his Spice Girls backing song. And smiling a lot.
Oh, the Glitterball trophy is in the safe. Now Rachel is having a cry. Emotional stuff. But she shouldn't worry.
Hmm, interesting prop safe on the dancefloor.
Julien feels like he's been here before. He has. Twice.
@bbcstrictly Why do the audience have to cheer the dancers when the guest band/singer is performing. Quite rude in my humble opinion!— @pkendall65 20 October 2013
Rachel and Pasha are up first with their quickstep routine.
Lotta love in the studio for Keane. Had a great first album.
Love this song! @keane @bbcstrictly ♥— @emilynewman23 20 October 2013
@dancinggirlie @bbcstrictly Julian will definitely go this week I think...— @Lilac_Dragonfly 20 October 2013
What's going on? Rachel Riley in the dance off - the general public must be off their rockers @bbcstrictly— @Sixties_Babe 20 October 2013
Keane are performing Everybody's Changing. Welcome back to 2004!
Team R-Pash, definitely! RT@bbcstrictly: So folks, are you team R-Pash or Team Sparkles? #danceoff #scd— @EllenCouzens 20 October 2013
@bbcstrictly Goodbye Julian!— @Chrissie_McC 20 October 2013
@bbcstrictly Three times - get rid of Julian #Strictly— @CAWSW 20 October 2013
If Rachel and Pasha go out, I will cry! #scd @bbcstrictly— @kateemmax 20 October 2013
Julien's getting his leaving speech in early. He's had a great time.
So that's three dance-offs in a row for Julien. Surely he's leaving this time. Clearly hasn't got the popular vote.
So either Julien and Janette or Fiona and Anton are in the dance-off. It's Julien and Janette.
Three couple left. Also returning are Susannah and Kevin.
Also safe, says Tess, are Patrick and Anya, followed by Dave and Karen.
Ben and Kristina are through. So too are Sophie and Brendan.
Now we're about to find out who the second couple will be in the dance-off.
And this is the moment Bruno fell off his chair! #scd http://t.co/MSm6BiI0dj— @bbcstrictly 20 October 2013
Ben cohens arms. #enoughsaid @rugbybencohen @bbcstrictly #scd— @Kez 20 October 2013
Nice to see some constructive comments from the judges on Strictly. Can't say a bad word about the contestants on The X Factor.
Nooo...Rachel can't be eliminated #scd2013 she's too lovely @bbcstrictly— @Julieannbeads 20 October 2013
Darcey has done her manual lifting safety briefing: Lift from the legs, not the arms. This applies to dancing as well as heavy boxes apparently.
Lovely voice! Nice! @bbcstrictly— @kateFlat 20 October 2013
Question for anyone who's been to see Strictly recorded: Can you see what's going on when they're upstairs in the corner for their post-dance chat?
Well, the Boss has had his song slowly strangled on @bbcstrictly— @BenTrebilcook 20 October 2013
@bbcstrictly How the hell is Rachel bottom two and Mark safe??— @JulianMHall 20 October 2013
First Matt Goss, now someone out of The Voice? What's going on: either dispense with this bit or get someone good in #Strictly— @cpsouthon 20 October 2013
@NatalieGumede well done yay!!!! :-) @bbcstrictly— @chrissaunders26 20 October 2013
RT @drkawaszelong: NOOOO NOT @RachelRileyRR! @bbcstrictly— @TeamPashel 20 October 2013
@bbcstrictly Obviously Rachel v Julian and there's only one result there#byeJulian— @county1209 20 October 2013
Here's Andrea Begley singing Bruce Springsteen's classic Dancing in the Dark.
@bbcstrictly Didnt see that coming. Didnt think they deserved to be in the bottom 2.— @gillgeorg 20 October 2013
Leopard print braces - don't see them very often!
Bruno said her dance was very difficult last night so some of it was messy. But she has to relax, enjoy it and don't panic!
Ashley and Ola are through too, so the first couple in the dance-off is... Rachel and Pasha. Big groan from the audience inside Elstree Studios.
So too are Deborah and Robin, and Abbey and Aljaz.
Viewers obviously loved his 1990s tribute. Natalie and Artem also back next week.
Here are the first set of results. The first couple safe is Mark and Iveta.
Another cringe moment for Susanna when she shouted 'Kevin' across the dance floor. Not a massive fan of some of this acting...!
RT @bbcstrictly: "You can't touch this!" http://t.co/pOzLBil7ze - was def 1 of my faves on the night— @presentsqueen 20 October 2013
Natalie survived an injury scare to come joint top of the leaderboard, while Patrick enjoyed his best dance so far, the judges said.
Intersting wig for Robin during his Bucks Fizz dance with Deborah.
Rachel Riley was being 'flung about', but Ben has the guns and 'had the amunition' last night...
@bbcstrictly love the dress Tess is wearing tonight #strictly— @deetsim 20 October 2013
Big cringe at Mark's MC Hammer-inspired effort...
High praise for Sophie, though a 'few issues' for Fiona.
It appears that Strictly is currently keeping the British fake tan industry in business.
Here's the recap from last night: Behind the scenes at Elstree Studio...
Andrea Begley from The Voice will be performing tonight, along with Keane.
Which reminds me, when's Film 2013 returning Claudia?!
Here's Tess and Claudia, our hosts for the night. Tess in a white floral outfit, Claudia in a navy blue number.
“@tommurray91: Strictly Come Dancing is class #Strictly”love this— @livfearnley1 20 October 2013
Or maybe it's just a traditional wine glass.
Kristina is in a Martini glass for the professional dancers' opening number.
I clap along to the opening credits #strictly— @OctoberBishop 20 October 2013
Delight in our household when I explain Brucey doesn't present both shows...
Didn't see last night's show? Catch up with our live blog from Show Seven here.
Here we go... 13 set to become 12.
Great Doctor Who trailer for the 50th anniversary episode. Haven't been a massive fan throughout but will definitely watch that one.
@bbcstrictly ooooh! That means #Fiona??— @louhaley 20 October 2013
RT @keaneofficial: Don't forget, you can watch the band perform on tonight's @BBCStrictly on BBC1 in the UK. It starts at 7.15pm. km— @ElfaObsesionada 20 October 2013
Dammit! I can't believe I forgot about countryfile! #strictly on next! Oh Kristina! http://t.co/jynAzumPJ5— @markrs75 20 October 2013
At the other end, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Abbey Clancy and Natalie Gumede were joint top. I think they can breathe easy during the results.
Fiona Fullerton was bottom of the leaderboard last night, with Dave Myers, Deborah Meaden and Julien one point ahead. It could be a close call.
Will Julien Macdonald escape for the third time in a row? He's survived the dance-off in both of the last two weeks.
There are 13 celebrities left in the show tonight, but one will be going home.
So how will the public have treated Fionton in #strictly? One prediction I've seen is she beats Julien in the dance off. Oh.. nervewracking— @Aledoftheecho 20 October 2013
Six minutes until we get underway on BBC One. But of course, the show was pre-recorded after last night's main show. No spoilers please!
Good evening and welcome to the live blog for Strictly Come Dancing: Show Eight, or as Big Brother fans may describe it, the third eviction.
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