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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Helen Skelton lauded for her ‘phenomenal’ performance as she comes joint top place with Hamza Yassin while Tony Adams’ missteps cause him to come bottom of the leaderboard

  • Strictly Come Dancing’s fifth live show of the series hit BBC One on Saturday evening, with the 12 couples set face the third public vote of the series 
  • The show celebrated 100 years of the BBC, with the celebrities dancing to some of the most loved tracks from the channels iconic programmes
  • Hamza Yassin paid homage to his career on natural history documentaries as he came in joint top place with Helen Skelton, scoring 35
  •  Sadly Tony Adams’ multiple missteps caused him to come in bottom place with just 19 points

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Strictly Come Dancing‘s fifth live show of the series hit BBC One on Saturday evening, with the 12 couples set to face the third public vote of the series.

The celebrities were forced to up their game as the show celebrated 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week, as the couples danced to some of the most loved tracks from the channels iconic programmes.

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Helen Skelton was lauded for her ‘phenomenal’ performance as she came in joint top place with Hamza Yassin, with them both scoring an impressive 35 points, but sadly Tony Adams’ multiple missteps caused him to come in bottom place with 19.

Amazing: The celebrities were forced to up their game on Saturday as Strictly Come Dancing celebrated 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week and Helen Skelton was lauded for her 'phenomenal' performance

Amazing: The celebrities were forced to up their game on Saturday as Strictly Come Dancing celebrated 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week and Helen Skelton was lauded for her ‘phenomenal’ performance

Helen, who presented Blue Peter for five years, joined her partner Gorka Márquez to dance the Charleston to the legendary children’s programme theme tune, with was praised by all four judges. 

Head judge Shirley Ballas gave the duo a standing ovation and praised their phenomenal routine, while Anton Du Beke said it was her best dance yet. 

Motsi praised the ‘high level, high quality performance’ and even Craig Revel Horwood was blown away, adding: ‘This is the best I’ve seen you dance,’ as Helen was awarded her highest score yet. 

Well done! Hamza Yassin paid homage to his career on natural history documentaries as he also scored an impressive 35, coming in joint top place

Well done! Hamza Yassin paid homage to his career on natural history documentaries as he also scored an impressive 35, coming in joint top place 

Incredible: Helen, who presented Blue Peter for five years, joined her partner Gorka Márquez to dance the Charleston to the legendary children's programme theme tune, with was praised by all four judges

Incredible: Helen, who presented Blue Peter for five years, joined her partner Gorka Márquez to dance the Charleston to the legendary children’s programme theme tune, with was praised by all four judges

Elsewhere, Cameraman Hamza blew the judges away as he performed the Quickstep to Imagine Dragons hit song On Top of the World, to honour his work on natural history documentaries and love for mother nature.

Speaking ahead of the show, he said: ‘Saturday night, what can I say, I blinked, I opened by eyes and everyone was going bonkers there was some amazing comments from the judges. 

‘I really want to do well in this dance just to show the rest of the world how much mother nature means to me. ‘

Alongside his professional partner Jowita Przystał, they transformed the ballroom into the Arctic for their amazing performance – they scored a total of 35. 

But unfortunately, some must come at the bottom of the leaderboard and this week it was Tony, who scored just 19 points for his Cha Cha Cha. 

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 6:45 pm on Sunday – when one more couple will be eliminated from the contest. 

STRICTLY COME DANCING: WEEK 5 LEADERBOARD 

Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez – Charleston to Blue Peter theme: 35

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał – Quickstep: 35 

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell – Tango: 32

Fleur East and Vito Coppola – Jive to Abba’s Waterloo: 32 

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu – Viennese Waltz: 32 

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu –  Couple’s Choice: 30

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin – Pasodoble: 30 

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe – Tango: 29

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer – Charleston: 28

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima – Quickstep: 27 

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James Bye and Amy Dowden – Foxtrot: 26 

Tony Adams and Katya Jones – Cha Cha Cha: 19

 

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