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Tom Fletcher and partner Amy Dowden RETURN to the dance floor

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Tom Fletcher and partner Amy Dowden RETURN to the dance floor
Tom Fletcher and partner Amy Dowden RETURN to the dance floor


Tom Fletcher and his partner Amy Dowden returned to the dance floor on Saturday night for the Strictly Come Dancing Movie Week special after missing last week’s show following their positive Covid tests.

The McFly singer, 36, and the Welsh dancer, 31, performed an energetic jive to Chuck Berry’s Johnny B Goode from Back To The Future, in the hope that they can win enough votes to advance to Week Four.

Elsewhere on the packed show same-sex couple John Whaite and Johannes Radebe topped the leaderboard with the highest score of the series to date.

They were awarded an incredible 39 for their Pirates of the Caribbean themed Pasodoble scoring three tens from judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke and a nine from Craig Revel Horwood. 

They're back! Tom Fletcher and his dance partner Amy Dowden returned to the dance floor on Saturday night for the Strictly Come Dancing Movie Week special after missing last week's show following their positive Covid tests

They’re back! Tom Fletcher and his dance partner Amy Dowden returned to the dance floor on Saturday night for the Strictly Come Dancing Movie Week special after missing last week’s show following their positive Covid tests

In shock: Elsewhere on the packed show same-sex couple John Whaite and Johannes Radebe topped the leaderboard with the highest score of the series to date

In shock: Elsewhere on the packed show same-sex couple John Whaite and Johannes Radebe topped the leaderboard with the highest score of the series to date

The judges were impressed with Amy and Tom’s comeback dance with judge Craig saying after the performance: ‘It got better and better and better! What a comeback!’

During the feedback head judge Shirley Ballas added: ‘I saw a nice curve in the body, we are so glad to have you back, the routine was very refreshing!’ 

After the dance an elated Tom said: ‘It feel amazing being back, it was so hard missing last week. This movie is so special to me it, changed my life so I’m really happy.’

The judges awarded the dance an impressive score of 32, with each of them giving the pair an eight.  

Tom said before the dance: ‘I can’t tell you how much I missed dancing last week. This dance is my childhood dream I’m so excited.’

Looking good: The McFly singer, 36, and the Welsh dancer, 31, performed an energetic jive to Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode from Back To The Future, in the hope that they can win enough votes to advance to Week Four

Looking good: The McFly singer, 36, and the Welsh dancer, 31, performed an energetic jive to Chuck Berry’s Johnny B Goode from Back To The Future, in the hope that they can win enough votes to advance to Week Four

Success: The judges awarded the dance an impressive score of 32, with each of them giving the pair an eight

Success: The judges awarded the dance an impressive score of 32, with each of them giving the pair an eight

Got the moves: John and Johannes were awarded an incredible 39 for their Pirates of the Caribbean themed Pasodoble scoring three tens from judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke and a nine from Craig Revel Horwood

Got the moves: John and Johannes were awarded an incredible 39 for their Pirates of the Caribbean themed Pasodoble scoring three tens from judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke and a nine from Craig Revel Horwood

It comes after Tom and Amy were both forced to miss last week’s Strictly’s after announcing they’d tested positive for coronavirus. 

Elsewhere on Saturday night’s show same-sex couple John and Johannes performed a Pasodoble to the Pirates of The Caribbean theme tune and wowed the four judges.

Craig said in his feedback: ‘I didn’t write a thing down, wow that was seriously hot!’, while Anton was speechless when host Tess Daly asked him to comment. 

Sad: It comes after Tom and Amy were both forced to miss last week's Strictly's after announcing they'd tested positive for coronavirus

Sad: It comes after Tom and Amy were both forced to miss last week’s Strictly’s after announcing they’d tested positive for coronavirus

So thrilled: Craig said in his feedback to John and Johannes: 'I didn't write a thing down, wow that was seriously hot!', while Anton was speechless when host Tess Daly asked him to comment

So thrilled: Craig said in his feedback to John and Johannes: ‘I didn’t write a thing down, wow that was seriously hot!’, while Anton was speechless when host Tess Daly asked him to comment

They topped the leaderboard with an incredible 39, scoring three tens from judges Craig, Motsi and Anton and a nine from Craig.   

Also on the show, AJ Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington pulled off another incredible performance.

The presenter, 33, and her professional partner Kai, 26, danced an American Smooth to the soundtrack from the film The Bodyguard.

AJ dazzled in a blue and silver gown as she took to the floor for the incredible dance and impressed the judges, with Motsi and Shirley giving her a standing ovation. 

Yay! Elsewhere on Saturday night's show AJ Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington pulled off another incredible performance

Yay! Elsewhere on Saturday night’s show AJ Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington pulled off another incredible performance

Motsi said after the dance: ‘I was really moved, there was so much pure quality, what a beautiful dance, congratulations.’ 

Shirley added: ‘I really felt the love story. You are definitely one to watch’, while Craig said: ‘That was spectacular, I can’t believe you’ve never danced before!’ 

AJ broke down in tears after the dance and told how she had felt a lot of ‘self doubt this week’ and that she didn’t want to let Kai down.

Fun: The presenter, 33, and her professional partner Kai, 26, danced an American Smooth to the soundtrack from the film The Bodyguard

Success: AJ dazzled in a blue and silver gown as she took to the floor for the incredible dance and impressed the judges, with Motsi and Shirley giving her a standing ovation

The couple scored a high 35 for the dance, with nines from every judge apart from Craig.  

Taking to the dance floor first were Loose Women star Judi Love and her partner Graziano. They performed a Charleston to the sound track form the film Chicago. 

Judi looked incredible in a silver tassel dress as she pulled off the complex routine with Shirley praising her after the performance, saying: ‘Well what a way to open the show!’ 

Judi scored a total of 24 for the ‘sexy’ routine and looked elated after the performance. 

Looking good: Taking to the dance floor first were Loose Women star Judi Love and her partner Graziano. They performed a Charleston to the sound track form the film Chicago

Happy: Judi scored a total of 24 for the ‘sexy’ routine and looked elated after the performance

Next up to dance was BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker and his partner Nadiya who performed a Foxtrot to the sound track from Sleeping Beauty. 

Nadiya looked incredible in a floaty pink dress while dapper Dan wore a gold and navy suit. 

However Dan made a few mistakes during his routine with Anton branding it ‘disappointing’. 

He said after the routine: ‘Part of the process of learning to dance is making mistakes and getting better but I do feel like I’ve let Nadiya down.’ 

The pair scored a low 21, with judge Craig giving them a measly three. 

Moves: Next up to dance was BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker and his partner Nadiya who performed a Foxtrot to the sound track from Sleeping Beauty

Next up to dance were Sara Davies and her professional partner Aljaz who took on a Samba to the Shrek soundtrack.

Dragon’s Den star Sara dressed up as Princess Fiona for the fun routine while Aljaz played the part of Shrek. They impressed the judges with Motsi and Craig saying they ‘loved it’. 

The pair scored an impressive 28, with each judge awarding them a seven. 

Peep Show star Robert Webb and his partner Diane were up next with a Quickstep to the theme from The Muppets. He dressed as Kermit the Frog while Diane was Miss Piggy. 

Animated: Next up to dance were Sara Davies and her professional partner Aljaz who took on a Samba to the Shrek soundtrack

Greg Wise and Karen were up next with a Pasodoble to the James Bond theme tune, scoring an average 26.       

Tilly and Nikita then performed a jive to the Hairspray sound track and scored 27 after mixed comments from the judges.  

Rose and her partner Giovanni were next to perform a Foxtrot to the soundtrack from the film Titanic. 

The judges all appeared emotional after the performance as Shirley said: ‘It was exquisite and a vision’, before Craig branded it ‘amazing’. 

They scored an incredible 36 after all the judges gave them nines. 

Next up were rugby player Ugo Monye and his partner Oti who danced their couple’s choice routine to the sound track from the film Moana. They scored an impressive 31. 

Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and his partner Katya Jones then performed a Rumba to the soundtrack from the film Avatar. They scored a disappointing 20 after harsh critique from the judges. 

Performance: Greg Wise and Karen were up next with a Pasodoble to the James Bond theme tune

Actress Katie McGlynn and Gorka were up next with a American Smooth to the Dalmatians soundtrack. 

CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson and his partner Nancy then performed their couple’s choice dance to the Spiderman film’s soundtrack. They impressed, scoring a 10 from Motsi.

It comes after Tom and Amy were both forced to miss last week’s Strictly’s after announcing they’d tested positive for coronavirus.

Despite social distancing no longer being a legal requirement, Strictly have enforced their own measurements for cast and crew amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Strictly bosses were reportedly considering ‘scrapping the show’s live audience and re-introducing quarantine bubbles for celebrities and their professional dancers,’ in the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests. 

A crisis meeting is said to have been held after Tom and his partner Amy tested positive for Covid despite having been double-jabbed.  

A source has revealed ‘there is nothing they aren’t willing to consider’ in order to keep the show rolling full steam ahead. 

Impressive: Peep Show star Robert Webb and his partner Diane were up next with a Quickstep to the theme from The Muppets. He dressed as Kermit the Frog while Diane was Miss Piggy

They told The Sun: ‘These would be radical steps to take to increase safety on the set, but given the difficulties producers have had over the past two weeks, there’s nothing they aren’t willing to consider. 

‘But if they did have to go down this route, it would be a logistical nightmare and might leave some of the stars with a dilemma as many of them are juggling their dance training with their day jobs.’

Strictly bosses previously admitted they ‘aren’t bulletproof’ to COVID-19 in the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests. 

It’s understood that show producers were quietly ‘dismayed’ after hearing of their shock diagnosis on Sunday, with the pair ruled out of the following Saturday’s show while they recovered from the contagious respiratory bug.  

Amy, who received her COVID-19 vaccination prior to contracting the illness, had previously accompanied Tom and his McFly bandmates during their current UK tour. 

Here we go! Tilly and Nikita then performed a jive to the Hairspray sound track and scored 27 after mixed comments from the judges

But the BBC told MailOnline there are no plans to increase testing because they are ‘satisfied’ the measures they currently have in place are as good as they can be. 

‘Tom and Amy’s positive test was the worst possible news,’ an insider told MailOnline. 

‘After days of negative headlines about dancers not getting the jab, producers had hoped the start of the show would see them turn a corner and put this story to bed. 

Amazing costume: Actress Katie McGlynn and Gorka were up next with a American Smooth to the Dalmatians soundtrack

Can't believe it: CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson and his partner Nancy then performed their couple's choice dance to the Spiderman film's soundtrack. They impressed, scoring a 10 from Motsi

Can’t believe it: CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson and his partner Nancy then performed their couple’s choice dance to the Spiderman film’s soundtrack. They impressed, scoring a 10 from Motsi

Incredible: Rhys looked great in his Spiderman outfit as he performed the show-stopping routine

Incredible: Rhys looked great in his Spiderman outfit as he performed the show-stopping routine

‘So for Amy and Tom to go down with COVID was absolutely crushing news and left everyone dismayed.

‘But BBC bosses are refusing to panic. They believe the measures in place are as good as they can be. They’ve always been clear that nothing is going to be bulletproof and producers can only follow Government guidelines. 

‘They are now just hoping nobody else comes down with the virus because that would really put the show in danger of being cancelled.’

The new series of Strictly has already been embroiled in controversy over reports that three of the professional dancers are unvaccinated, although there is no suggestion that either Tom or Amy were among this number.

Beauty: Rose and her partner Giovanni were next to perform a Foxtrot to the soundtrack from the film Titanic

Wow: Next up were rugby player Ugo Monye and his partner Oti who danced their couple’s choice routine to the sound track from the film Moana. They scored an impressive 31

Blue look: Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and his partner Katya Jones then performed a Rumba to the soundtrack from the film Avatar. They scored a disappointing 20 after harsh critique from the judges

Blue look: Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and his partner Katya Jones then performed a Rumba to the soundtrack from the film Avatar. They scored a disappointing 20 after harsh critique from the judges



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