20:24: We'll see you back here, same time, same place, next week. Only four dancers left, so there can be no excuses for missing it!
20:22: What did you make of tonight's show? That was the best since Blackpool, in my opinion. The right couple left and we saw Laila and Chris showing glimpses of potential as possible finalists. Who do you think was the best this evening? Would you like to see rock 'n' rolls and Charlestons come back in 2010?
20:20: It's a tearful farewell for Natalie and Vincent. A standing ovation from the judges and the entire audience. The duo deserve that, because other than Chris and Ola, they have been the only couple to really capture the Strictly spirit this year.
20:18: Craig says that Ricky W and Natalie danced the best they have so far in the competition and saves them. Alesha agrees. Bruno also says that they were "much, much better" and saves them. Natalie and Vincent are out!
20:17: Such a shame for Vincent and Natalie, because that routine really didn't work for them. There's no chance the judges will save them after that routine. You didn't need to be an expert to see the c*ck-ups in that.
20:14: It is Ricky W and Natalie in the bottom two. Have to say, I agree with the public vote for probably the first time this series. Harsh on Ricky, but he didn't cut the mustard tonight. However, barring any big muck-ups, he should be safe from the axe. Sadly, this may be bye-bye for Natalie and Vincent. Maybe they'll put out a roly-poly for Len.
20:12: Brian and Ali - SAFE. Chris and Ola - SAFE. The final couple safe from the drop are... Laila and Anton!
20:11: IT'S THE MOMENT OF TRUTH!
20:06: Plenty of filler this evening. Next up, the lovely Nelly Furtado, and less lovely, but more grizzly James Morrison. It's a TV exclusive, so we'll let the Beeb have this one... but Riverdance! I'll not forget that waste of three minutes in a hurry.
20:02: Riverdance! Flipping Riverdance! Do they actually want us to flick over to X Factor?! I reckon now is a good time to fetch a mince pie and a cuppa.
19:57: Woo! We get to see a video of Julian Clary - 2004 finalist - in a pink flowery suit, meeting this year's dancers. It's like a scene from Carry On Dancing, with double-entendres flowing out of the comic. Julian actually looks like he just got dragged backwards through a hedge. Poor bloke - did the BBC drag him there?
19:54: What do you think to the leaderboard tonight? I would probably have Laila and Anton up in second, but I won't begrudge Chris Hollins his moment in the sun. Not sure whether it was nerves or lack of training, but Ricky W really looked below par tonight.
19:50: After those group dance marks, Ali is still top of the leaderboard with Chris Hollins not far behind in second. Natalie is bottom of the bill, with Laila joining her in the bottom two. Ricky W is in the middle of the pack and could also be in danger. Who do you think will leave tonight? I actually fancy Ricky W may bite the bullet.
19:45: Each couple will get a single score out of 10, which is decided by all four judges. Chris and Ola Score: 7. Ricky and Natalie Score: 9. Ali and Brian Score: 10. Natalie and Vincent Score: 7. Laila and Anton Score: 8.
19:42: Cor - there was a few near misses with that. Ali and Brian nearly bashed out Whittle and several others near the crescendo of the dance. Thankfully, everyone just about held it together and all those waltzes were splendid.
19:40: Well, we've got another Strictly first here. A group Viennese waltz, with all the couples dancing together. Apparently, it's normal for them to bash into each other. Maybe we'll see it descend into a big rugby scrum - that would certainly boost the ratings.
19:36: That's a Score: 31, which leaves them tied with Ricky Whittle in third place. Craig was very stingy with a six. Len gave a nine and it was a pair of eights from Alesha and Bruno.
19:34: In my opinion, that was the best routine of the night. Alesha and Bruno agree with me. However, Craig puts me right by claiming that it was "danced very poorly". Thankfully, Len is on my side. "I don't know whether you do it to create boos, but you are getting on my wick," barks the head judge. Laila sticks her tongue out at Craig as well. I think, for once, I'm siding with Len. That was a cracker.
19:33: It doesn't get much cheesier than Anton Du Beke doing a Charleston.
19:28: Some poor marks for Natalie. One five from Craig and three "sevvvveeerrrrns!". The final pair of the night is... Laila and Anton with a Charleston.
19:25: What a shame. I thought that dance would suit Natalie and Vincent, but that was packed with mistakes. Craig is not impressed, describing it as "one-dimensional". Len says that it "wasn't great" and reckons it could have done with a "roly-poly". Natalie complains that any dance with lifts is difficult because of their heights - stop the sniggering at the back. Bruno complains at Vincent for not fine-tuning her technique enough.
19:21: Brian has an odd moustache going on tonight - he should probably shave that off for next week. They Score: 37, with a big 10 from Alesha. Ali is looking like a clear favourite right now. Next up... Natalie and Vincent.
19:18: Well, despite her injury, Ali pulled that off superbly. Brian played on the theatrics of the Charleston, rather than anything too technical. Len loved her "cocked leg up", and Bruno is in awe of leg flicks. Alesha sums it up: "After the week you've had - that was outstanding!"
19:15: A collective gasp from the audience as Brucie mentions that Ricky hasn't had as much training time as he thought he would. Ricky laughs it off, thankfully. They Score: 31, which is their lowest marks of the series. Could Whittle actually be in danger of leaving the show? Next up... lovebirds Ali and Brian.
19:11: An energetic performance from Whittle and Lowe, but not their best routine of the series. Len was pleased that he saw plenty of Natalie's "knickers", but all the judges are pointing out the technical faults. Craig claims that the timing was "appalling" and says that the lifts were not high enough.
19:07: Bloody hell - the Fonz is helping Whittle in training. And he's come dressed as a tube of Berocca! Nice yellow trousers, Mr Winkler.
19:05: That's a Score: 34 for Ola and Chris. Two nines (Alesha, Bruno) and two eights (Len, Craig). That's a tie with their Blackpool highest score. Next up, time to put your dinner down, it's Ricky Whittle & Natalie Lowe. Will there be any mention of you know what?
19:02: Plenty of gags about Brucie being the only audience member to remember the Charleston first time around. Len claims that the "fun and entertainment" was "fabulous". Alesha says that he has "set the standard" and "upped" his game. Bruno claims that it was Chris's "best performance". Is it a full house from the judges? Yes it is - Craig claims that he loved it as well.
19:00: Cor! That was certainly a lively opening to the show. It included Hollins doing some sort of "worm" move over the top of Ola. It was certainly fun and packed with cheek. Will the judges let him off with the technical faults?
18:56: Phew! Everyone's made it this week, which is a positive start. Chris Hollins and Ola (in a cheeky white number this evening) are up first. With Bastian's injury and Whittle's problems, is there a chance Hollins could win this whole thing? He is certainly popular and if he pulls off this Charleston, he may actually be in with a shot.
18:54: Time to meet the dancers!
18:53: Blimey, what has Tess done with her hair; all a bit Claudia Winkleman-esque with a mega-fringe. Her pink dress is playing havoc with my TV's contrast next to Brucie's uber-tan as well!
18:45 Hello and welcome to Final Five night on Strictly Come Dancing. Expect plenty of drama on the dancefloor from Ali 'dodgy foot' Bastian, Laila 'dodgy partner' Rouass, Chris 'dodgy face' Hollins, Natalie 'gives it some' Cassidy and Ricky Whittle... who has had a quiet week. I also promise to not make any jokes about arresting performances and criminal footwork - for obvious legal reasons.