Strictly Come Dancing

Season 5 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 6:45 PM Oct 06, 2007 on BBC
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The first episode of the new series. The males danced for survival in the competition, dancing either a Cha Cha Cha or Waltz. Meanwhile the girls performed a group Blues and Swing dance, which the judges did not score.

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • John and Nicole Cha Cha Cha
      Total Score: 26 (6-6-7-7)

      Arlene: Uptight. You need to get fit, you're not using your spine.
      Len: You've given me a lot of pleasure - it was good.
      Bruno: A great sense of rhythm, the energy was right, you're going the right way.
      Craig: I see a lot of potential here actually. But watch your shoulders and don't look at the floor.

    • Kenny and Ola Waltz
      Total Score: 21 (4-5-6-6)

      Bruno: You were so stilted, and it lacked romance. Not good enough.
      Craig: A little bit wooden, but you didn't do a bad job.
      Arlene: In one word, it was stiff.'
      Len: You kept body contact throughout, but need to work on the rise and fall. Otherwise very good.

    • Gethin and Camilla Cha Cha Cha
      Total Score: 22(4-5-7-6)

      Craig: Your looks were fab, but the dance itself wasn;t.
      Arlene: That was a bit timid. Where was the hip action?
      Len: This is the first week, we're looking for potential. You performed a good mix of steps, a pleasant routine - well done!
      Bruno: He needs passion. You should be on fire out there, I'm not happy.

    • Willie and Erin Waltz
      Total Score: 24(5-5-7-7)

      Arlene: Miss Whiplash, get to that posture. Disaster!
      Len: For a first week's show, and one of the most difficult dances, that was outstanding for me.
      Bruno: Big Willie, the gentle giant. You were so light on your feet.
      Craig: You do need to work on your lines though.

    • Dominic and Lilia Cha Cha Cha
      Total Score: 25 (6-6-7-6)

      Len: That was fun. You've got personality which is what you want in the Cha Cha Cha.
      Bruno: You lost the timing, you need to control that.
      Craig: That was camper than this show! Well done, you finished your lines nicely.
      Arlene: You looked like a little burglar sneaking around stealing her jewels!

    • Brian and Karen Waltz
      Total Score: 18 (4-4-5-5)

      Len: One of the keys is the hold, and I thought you mastered this. But the footwork wasn't great.
      Bruno: It lacked romance, it looked more like you were going to kill her!
      Arlene: It felt less like a performance and more like a wake.
      Craig: The choreography at the top was good, but when you got into the waltz it all went downhill.

    • Matt and Flavia Cha Cha Cha
      Total Score: 23 (5-6-6-6)

      Len It was exact, but it didn't sparkle.
      Bruno: I didn't feel carried away by it, you have to perform it.
      Craig: There was absolutely no hip action.
      Arlene: This Mama says you should be here on this floor improving every week.

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