ULTIMATE STRICTLY Advent Calendar 2018

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Today I’ve chosen one of my favourite waltz routines from the history books for the Advent Calendar.

The final couple to dance in the first week of series 11, were Abbey Clancy and then newcomer, Aljaž Skorjanec, performed a beautiful Waltz that earned them 32 points and topped the first leaderboard of the series. It looked like a sign of good things to come for Abbey throughout the series. However, her next two routines were latin, and her scores dropped slightly for a couple of weeks, but after leaderboard topping tango in week 4 there was no looking back. In the whole of the series, with one exception, Abbey only found herself in the top three of the leaderboard every week.

When Abbey & Aljaž made it through to the final, it was the waltz that judges asked to see again for their Judge’s Choice dance. The improvement was clear to see from that first week, and it proved that the judges had indeed made a good choice, as they awarded the couple the perfect 40 for a beautiful performance. They went on to lift the glitterball trophy as the series champions.