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20:25: We're checking in a little early because we're that excited about Week Two of Strictly. We've got a big fish finger sarnie (main) and large bar of dark chocolate (pudding) lined up, and we're enjoying some classic Ian Beale action (he needs a shave) at the end of EastEnders.
20:30: "IT'S THEIR TURN TO FEEL THE PRESSURE!" "SOMEONE HAS TO GO!" Yes, we get the picture, 'It's the toughest Strictly yet...'
20:32: Celeb Spot Alert! 2007 Runner-up Matt Di Angelo. Wonder what he thinks about his rival Alesha on the panel? Brucie cracking gags about Jonathan Ross and being old. Good to see someone's keeping those scripts fresh!
20:33: The pros are delivering a beautiful waltz performance to Lionel 'Sex God' Richie's 'Three Times A Lady'. That's why we watch this show - cracking stuff. For those who care, the fish finger sarnie is going down a treat.
20:36 Brucie tells Alesha that the whole crew are behind her. A large round of applause (notably from Len). Here, here! We thought the anti-Alesha brigade - which let's be honest in most cases had a sinister agenda lurking behind them - were far too eager to bash her last week. "I'm strong," she tells him. Sock it to them, Alesha!
20:38: Can Natalie Cassidy top her outfit from last week...?
20:40: A rather crass pink from Natalie this week, but at least she kept her legs covered up. The less said about Ali Bastian's outfit the better. Someone in the wardrobe team clearly has a sense of humour. By the way, have we told you, 'THIS IS THE TOUGHEST STRICTLY YET!'
20:45: "People know me for EastEnders." Oh christ, we get a clip of Sonia giving birth in EastEnders. I've just coughed up a bit of fish finger! I don't think I will be able to stomach a showmance between Natalie and the 'hammed-up comedy Italian stereotype' Vincent.
20:50: She's definitely not doing it for a fitness DVD. Well, we'll remember that next Christmas, Natalie! Not bad on the dancefloor, though. Plenty of steamy looks and she's not a bad mover. What will the judges think?
20:51: Alesha likes the "roleplay". Len wants her to push up her rip-cage (please don't, Natalie!). Bruno spotted "something dodgy", but we're not quite clear what. Craig thinks it lacked "purpose or intent". A mixed bag then, which is probably fair. We're not Natalie's biggest fan, but good effort from the EastEnders lass first up. She Scores 24 with sixes all round.
20:52: Zöe Lucker is up next with James 'Temper Tantrum' Jordan. She's been tipped as a darkhorse, but she's always come across as quite cold to us, so we're not sure how she'll go down with the public. Let's see!
20:53: How much of an impact does a bad song have on viewers voting? Didn't like that load of soppy nonsense. Zöe looked like she had potential, though.
20:55: Len had a "smile on his face throughout". (He's obviously watched a few of those nudie scenes in Footballers' Wives. Alesha loved it, Bruno thought it was "absolutely beautiful". Craig says that it looks like she's "danced all her life". All positives then! Score: 30. A whopping score that's as good as Ali last week! That will probably be the biggest surprise of the evening...
20:59: The very likeable Craig Kelly and Flavia are up next. Craig may struggle if he ends up in the middle of the leaderboard we reckon, due to probably being the least well known celebrity. An added pressure perhaps, but he's yet another Dark Horse.
21:01: Ooh dear, not sure about that footwork... Nice drama, though.
21:03: A lot of criticisms from Craig Revel. Len thinks he "came out and gave it go" and gave it some "welly!" Alesha has a lot more to say for herself this week and we're enjoying her comments... but then, we quite liked them last week. A lot of problems with Craig and Flavia, but everyone's being very positive. Fingers crossed he can improve on the Latin. Score: 22. The standard's a lot higher this week... so far.
21:07: Ahh, maybe we spoke too soon. Up next is Richard Dunwoody, who didn't look like he knew his tango from his elbow in last week's group dance. Expect plenty of 'horsing around' jokes and jockey puns from the judges.
21:10: Not that much dancing from Dunwoody, but bless him, he's giving it a real go. He looks like everyone's favourite uncle having dance at a wedding.
21:14: Craig Revel is not impressed with the "balance, control" and pretty much everything. Bruno sees "hope". Len is angry at Craig for being so mean and brands the jockey "Richard Dungoody" (we bet he's never heard that before). Alesha calls him "cute", but adds some useful advice that he needs to focus on one thing at time. She suggests his posture. Score: 19. It's at the bottom of the leaderboard for Dunwoody.
21:16: Break time, and the lovely Karen Hardy is bringing us a group dance with a Michael Jackson theme. Time for a break from blogging and some chocolate for me. Expect some dodgy Moonwalking and Jacko impressions for the next couple of minutes.
21:19: Ignore us, we don't have a clue what's going on (Doddery, we're not etc). It's Anto Du Beke and Laila Rouass (The sub's teams worst nightmare) up next. Poor Anton deserves a decent partner. Is this the year he wins?
21:22: A plug for Anton's Hole In The Wall from Bruce! Brilliant stuff - we'll be tuning in for that piece of high-quality BBC entertainment. Laila did look stunning. We're not convinced by her dancing, but she's definitely an improvement of Kate Garraway and co for Anton. Potential, definitely potential. The judges seemed to like it as well. Ooh Len's in a "devil may care mood". We're not sure what that means, but we like it.
21:26: Laila Scores 30 and moves level with her Footballers' Wives co-star Zöe Lucker. A bit highly marked we think, but still, it's nice for London. Up next is Phil 'The Cat' Tufnell. This should be fun...
21:29: We highly recommend The Cat's cricket tour diaries. He was quite the bad boy back in the day. Another Dark Horse? Well, we've got more Dark Horses than a Black Beauty lookalike convention, but he should prove popular... and his partner Katya should get male viewers quite excited.
21:31: First cricket pun of the series! Len is "bowled over". He also claims that it was the "best footwork of the night", so things are looking promising. Alesha unleashes her cackle, which we frankly adore, and also lavishes praise on The Cat. And even Craig admits he's surprised. Well, well, well. Everyone's doing rather well this evening. Score: 29 for Tuffers. Good work, old chap.
21:35: Next up Jo 'Famous For Marrying A Rolling Stone' Wood and Brendan 'Celebrity Love Island' Cole. This could be a car crash...
21:37: Can we refer back to our Music Choice discussion earlier. The brilliant choice of David Bowie's (or Craig David's - depending on your age) 'Let's Dance', made that far more enjoyable than it should of been. Good pick, Brendan.
21:39: Craig's not impressed, and compares her to Joe Calzaghe from last week. Alesha admits that she "blagged" the Paso Doble when she was on the show and advises Jo to do the same. Len and Bruno are also quite positive. Brendan comes across surprisingly well and makes some nice comments about his partner, describing her as "a diamond". Sadly, that touching display of friendship doesn't win any points and she's bottom of the leaderboard with Score: 18.
21:44: Red, red, red hot favourite and Gay Spy regular Ricky Whittle up next. His partner Natalie has predicted he'll score a ten first up. Let's see if he matches the hype.
21:46: Well apart from the odd slip, that was pretty impressive. He's still hot favourite in our opinion.
21:47: "Incredible," says Bruno. "Really loved it," says Craig. "You're the one to beat," says Len. "Best dance of the night," says Alesha. We don't want a runaway winner, but it's going to be tough beating The Whittle Monster. Bastian? Lucker? Rouass? The Cat? They looked good, but Ricky has a gigantic 33! Len whips out his 9 board. That's never happened before in Week One, fact fans.
21:52: That's all the dancers. We've just got time for that Jackson medley we were talking about earlier. Ricky Groves is Moonwalking, Lynda 'Bisto' Bellingham is shaking her hips to some classic '70s disco - we never thought we'd live to see the day.
21:55: Craig is impressed by Calzaghe's "rib isolation" (no, we've got no idea either). Who said that Alesha isn't a fitting replacement for Arlene? She's got the inappropriate comments about the male contestants down to a tee. She's clearly got a thing for Rav 'Look At Those Thighs/That Chest' Wilding.
21:58 Well, that's it for tonight. Sadly, we have to put up with pint-sized Jazz irritant Jamie Cullum tomorrow, but despite that, we can't wait. Better dancers, better judging and better show than last week in our opinion. The blog will be back next Saturday! Hopefully see you then. Feel free to add your comments on the dancers in the box below. Who do you think can beat Ricky?