Erin Boag, the Queen of Ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing, spills the beans on the backstage gossip.


Erin Boag, the Queen of Ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing, spills the beans on the backstage gossip.

ERIN BOAG, the queen of ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing, gives us her expert forecasts and the inside scoop on the nation’s favorite show.

After Craig Revel Horwood tested positive for Covid, none of the judges were notified who would be replacing him on tonight’s Strictly. They discovered out when it was announced to the rest of the world. During my time on Strictly, all of the dancers referred to the judges as “upstairs.” No one knows what’s going on in “the gods” since they prefer to be in charge! Cynthia Erivo, despite not being a household name, is an award-winning musicals star who should have enough to say during musicals week. Let’s see what she comes up with! For the remaining celebrities, the competition is beginning to feel like a marathon at this point.

They’ll need big performances, and choosing a popular song is half the battle.

The show last week was the best I’ve ever seen. Rose Ayling-Ellis performed one of Strictly’s most memorable performances with her breathtaking – and mostly silent – couple’s choice. Rhys Stephenson got a flawless 40.

The quickstep tonight is a change of pace. She may be a crowd favorite, but she requires a polished, fast-paced routine.

Tilly Ramsay and her husband’s choice of Matilda’s Revolting Children necessitates musicality and creativity.

AJ Odudu’s paso doble sent her to the bottom of the leaderboard, so she’ll have to make up for it tonight with her waltz to Edelweiss from The Sound of Music.

In his American Smooth ballroom, Dan Walker had tremendous floor dancing, but bumpy lifts. For his Charleston, he’ll need swiveling feet.

Rhys Stephenson earned top grades last week, and this week’s jive might be even better for him.

Because he isn’t a fan favorite, he needs a high leaderboard score to escape the dance off.

For his Viennese waltz to Mary Poppins’ Chim Chim Cher-ee, John Whaite has to improve his posture and open his diaphragm more fully.

This week, Tom Fletcher offers a couple’s choice to Les Miserables’ poignant On My Own. By the conclusion, he should have the audience on their feet.


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