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Strictly Come Dancing saw comedian Ellie Taylor and her partner Johannes Radebe make it through to next week’s BBC anniversary celebration. The pair scored 30 out of 40 for his or her Viennese Waltz to Boom Bang A Bang, with the judges noticing her progress. Yet skilled dancer and Dancing with the Stars expert Gary Edwards claimed she may very well be in a difficult position.

Ellie and Johannes were thrilled to have avoided the dance-off yet again as Strictly approaches its fifth week.

The dance competition will likely be celebrating 100 years of the BBC next week, with Ellie and Johannes dancing the Tango to the Casualty theme tune.

Ellie expressed her excitement for the week ahead during her de-brief with Claudia Winkleman after Saturday’s show.

Following her last performance, she said on Instagram: “Dressing as a shepherdess for no particular reason and dancing to Lulu?

“Peak camp Strictly achieved. ADORED being taken for a spin by my kindly farmhand @johannesradebe.”

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Ellie is all the time quick to pay tribute to her skilled partner but Gary Edwards said she may pay the value.

Sharing his thoughts on their routine from Saturday with Express.co.uk he said: “That was a distraction for me.

“I all the time get a bit suspicious when I am unable to understand the story. I didn’t get it or enjoy it in any respect, which is rare for me because anything with Johannes I put my hands up and say ‘yes!’

“This was definitely a no for me. The guy is so talented he can get the perfect out of everyone.

“It’s actually bad for the celebrities because if you happen to get Johannes, there’s a component of pressure on you because he’s probably the perfect pro to get.

Gary said he would have put presenter Kym in the underside two, stating he felt she was not giving it her all.

He said: “The thing that got me is she looked as if she was in second gear, change up a gear and she or he could have shot up the leaderboard.

“It didn’t appear like there was enough in there, it was like ‘take a Red Bull!’.

“Graziano has been good this season and I believed Kym was taking it easy. I didn’t see 100 per cent effort.

“She was just moving from foot to foot. It didn’t get out of second gear for me which is why she was in the underside two obviously.”

After her performance, Kym took to Instagram to precise her gratitude to the judges who saved her.

She said: “What a heartbreaking dance-off to win tonight. Matt and Nadiya, you may have been amazing, you might be gorgeous people and we are going to miss you enormously.

“Thanks a lot to everyone supporting #teammarshiano on our journey. We’re having essentially the most incredible fun and proceed to be inspired by your support.

“We’ll only grow from this experience and check out to be higher for you next week.

“It’s such an unlimited pleasure to explore the dances week by week and to entertain you. Please proceed your love and support – we’re endlessly grateful and truly humbled.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 6.40pm.

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