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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 RECAP: Surprise star tops leaderboard, Jayde and Karen steal show as star to be axed tomorrow

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STRICTLY fans were blown away as a surprise act went straight to the top of the leaderboard.

Mollie and Carlos blew fans away with their dane to Beyonce's hit Love on Top.

Fans were in their element when same-sex pairing Jayde and Karen came on.

Ritchie and Giovanni admitted to 'tensions' after they were reportedly feuding in rehearsals.

Giovani said: "There were tensions, but I'm so proud of you."

Meanwhile Nikita broke down in tears after his sensational waltz with Ellie Simmonds.

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog below for the latest updates...

  • Matt Snape

    Strictly Come Dancing fans love Jayde’s style

    Strictly Come Dancing viewers are all commenting on how much they love Jade’s style.

    Jayde, who will be dancing with Karen Hauer this year, looked amazing with a face full of glam makeup and her messy bun consisting of blonde locks.

    One pointed out: “It really represents a Strictly version of the type of clothes she usually wears! I love it!”

    Another wrote: “I love Jade’s style! She represents femmes who like dress in something other that dresses! I’m not sure if mainstream audiences will like it but I think it’s fabulous :D.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    2022 Strictly cast promo shot has triggered the same complaint from viewers

    Strictly Come Dancing viewers were triggered by the 2022 promo shot.

    15 famous faces participated in promo shots before Friday’s show.

    But one fan stated on Reddit: “Strictly can be bit or miss with performance outfits but for some reason they are almost always atrocious with promo outfits. I see this year is no exception. What on earth have they dressed Jayde Adams in??”

    Another suggested: “I wonder why Jayde isn’t wearing a dress of the women.”

    “Not sure about Jaydes’ outfit,” a third said. 

    Click here to read more.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Strictly painful

    STRICTLY star Richie Anderson has revealed "gruesome" injuries ahead of tonight's second performance.

    Radio 2 host Richie, 34, who is partnered with pro dancer Giovanni Pernice, said the gruelling training has left him with some grim feet injuries.

  • Matt Snape

    Dianne Buswell shares hilarious detail about boyfriend, Joe Sugg

    The Strictly Come Dancing pro took to social media to share this cute anecdote about their relationship.

    She revealed she is always the “first to wake up,” sharing a video of a couple in bed with one trying to wake their partner up.

    Joe and Diane have been together for four years after meeting on the show.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Ritchie row

    STRICTLY star Giovanni Pernice has addressed claims he "hasn't clicked" with his celebrity dance partner Richie Anderson.

    Giovanni, 32, and Richie, 34, hit back on spin off show It Takes Two tonight after insiders said the pair weren't getting along.

    Sources claimed the pro dancer was frustrated with Richie for not listening in rehearsals ahead of their first live performance on Saturday night.

    It Takes Two host and ex Strictly pro Janette Manrara dived into the reported feud and asked Giovanni: "How is training going?"

    He replied: "We’re having a good time, we’re definitely having a good time.

    "Obviously it is a dance competition, at the end of the day, so we have to learn something but there is no problem between us. We are having a good time."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Tony, Tony, Tony

    Strictly fans want to enjoy Arsenal legend Tony Adams for as long as they can.

    One Tweeted: "Very much looking forward to #Strictly tonight. I think Tony Adams might be headed for an early bath."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Anton's the don

    Judge life certainly suits the former pro.

    Did you hear him after Tony's dance?

    "I've not been this happy since I chucked Anne Widdecomb across the floor."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    STRICTLY star Helen Skelton collapsed on the dancefloor after a sweaty dance rehearsal with pro partner Gorka Márquez.

    The TV presenter, 39, looked shattered after a gruelling training session ahead of her second performance on the BBC One dance competition.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Good golly Mollie

    Strictly fans are loving the star on Twitter as she closed the show in epic style.

    One said: "Strictly KNEW what they were doing saving that until last, molly and carlos are INSANE."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Two more to go

    They really do save the best till last.

    Bring on Jayde Adams.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Tyler's real deal

    Wow. Shirley could not get enough of young Tyler.

    Just saying...

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Important Matt-ers

    Strictly fans on Twitter want to know...

    "Are Matt’s trousers spray painted on?!!"

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Matt's giving us fever

    That is all.

    Queue the fan club.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Oh Kym on

    Judges a bit harsh on Marsh tonight.


  • Sarah Tetteh

    Hamza brings the magic

    Anyone else up on their feet with Hamza tonight?

    One to watch.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    o-Kaye scores

    Loose Women's Kaye has got to be pleased with those scores...

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Little Fleur't

    Ooh did you see Claudia and Fleur have a cheeky flirt with the totally watchable Vito?

    And the rest of the nation.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    So smooth Fleur

    Strictly fans were shocked to see her tone it down this week.

    Oh, and look soooo fabulous.

    Did you see her break down in tears afterwards?

  • Sarah Tetteh


    OOh did you hear Gio admit to tensions with Ritchie after their dance?

    Well they did get top of the leaderboard so definitely worth all the blood, sweat and tears.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Ritchie's got rhythm

    Ddi you see them punch the air when they finished?

    Totally deserved the standing ovation.


  • Sarah Tetteh

    Johannes close to tears

    Oh Craig, go easy on our fave.

    Fans LOVED Ellie and Johannes.

    That is all.

  • Sarah Tetteh


    'Go on, Ellie', fans cheer.

    What ever Johannes touches turns to gold.

    Well, purple in Ellie's case.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Fun factor

  • Sarah Tetteh

    Anton's the don

    Judge life certainly suits the former pro.

    Did you hear him after Tony's dance?

    "I've not been this happy since I chucked Anne Widdecomb across the floor."

  • Sarah Tetteh


    Tony has found his niche then.

    First 10, surely?