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Week seven of Strictly Come Dancing got off to a great start on Saturday night as Hamza Yassin and his partner Jowita Przystal pulled of an incredible Cha Cha Cha to I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’ by the Four Tops.

The wildlife presenter’s dance was so good in fact that the Queen of Latin herself Shirley Ballas branded it the ‘best Cha Cha Cha I’ve ever seen!’

Hamza and Jowita certainly set the bar high for the evening as they bagged an incredible three 10s, with an overall near-perfect score of 39 points.  

Wow! Week seven of Strictly Come Dancing got off to a great start on Saturday night as Hamza Yassin and his partner Jowita Przystal pulled of an incredible Cha Cha Cha to I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)' by the Four Tops

Wow! Week seven of Strictly Come Dancing got off to a great start on Saturday night as Hamza Yassin and his partner Jowita Przystal pulled of an incredible Cha Cha Cha to I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)' by the Four Tops

Wow! Week seven of Strictly Come Dancing got off to a great start on Saturday night as Hamza Yassin and his partner Jowita Przystal pulled of an incredible Cha Cha Cha to I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’ by the Four Tops

STRICTLY WEEK 7 SONGS AND DANCES 

Fleur East and Vito Coppola: Waltz to ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’ by Elton John

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu: Quickstep to ‘Soda Pop’ by Robbie Williams featuring Michael Bublé

Tony Adams and Katya Jones: Salsa to ‘I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)’ by Pitbull

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu: Foxtrot to ‘You Make Me Happy’ by My Sun and Stars

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe: Rumba to ‘Alone’ by Heart

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal: Cha-Cha to ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’ by the Four Tops

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez: Jive to ‘Tightrope’ by Janelle Monáe

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima: Argentine Tango to ‘Assassin’s Tango’ by John Powell

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell: Viennese Waltz to ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’ by Seal

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin: Charleston to ‘Too Darn Hot’ by Kiss Me Kate

Last week’s Halloween special saw both Ellie Taylor and radio presenter Tyler West top the leaderboard with the sizzling performances. 

But it was the end of the line for James Bye as he became the fifth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing as the EastEnders star faced Fleur East in the ghastly dance off. 

The remaining couples took to the Ballroom floor for a spook-tacular Halloween special, in the hopes of impressing the judges, Craig Devil Horwood, Motsi Maboo-se, Phantom Du Beke and Head Judge, Scary Ballas and the voting public. 

Both couples performed their routines again, with James and his dance partner Amy Dowden performing their Charleston to Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker. 

Farewell: James Bye became the fifth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing evening as the EastEnders star faced Fleur East in the ghastly dance off

Farewell: James Bye became the fifth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing evening as the EastEnders star faced Fleur East in the ghastly dance off

Farewell: James Bye became the fifth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing evening as the EastEnders star faced Fleur East in the ghastly dance off 

Then, Fleur East and her dance partner Vito Coppola performed their Salsa to Break My Soul by Beyoncé in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

And as the judges delivered their verdicts, all four opted to save Fleur, meaning James left the competition. 

When asked by host Tess Daly about his time on the show, James said: ‘I’ve said this from the very beginning, all I can do is go out there and do my very best. I am dancing against Fleur East, I went and did my best but she is phenomenal. 

Well done: Ultimately it was Fleur and dance partner Vito Coppola who made it through after a unanimous verdict from the judging panel 

Close: James described his Strictly Come Dancing colleagues as 'family' during an emotional farewell speech on Sunday evening

Close: James described his Strictly Come Dancing colleagues as 'family' during an emotional farewell speech on Sunday evening

Close: James described his Strictly Come Dancing colleagues as ‘family’ during an emotional farewell speech on Sunday evening 

‘I’ve had the best time on this show and I have a friend for life [in Amy], all I can do is thank the family, and I have a new family now. 

‘It’s a competition but you don’t feel like that backstage, you honestly feel like everyone has each other’s backs and everyone is just willing everyone to do their best!’ 

The dance-off wasn’t without its controversy as the show faced another potential fix row as it emerged that Fleur East was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after falling over.

Well done: James and Amy were surrounded by their supportive colleagues before taking to the ballroom floor for their final dance

Well done: James and Amy were surrounded by their supportive colleagues before taking to the ballroom floor for their final dance

Well done: James and Amy were surrounded by their supportive colleagues before taking to the ballroom floor for their final dance 

Fleur started her dance again after a horrific fall which saw her come ‘crashing down’ on her partner, with the moment not aired or mentioned on the results show.

The Sun reports that the Sax hitmaker tumbled over her prop and brought down her dance partner during their Salsa to Break My Soul by Beyoncé, with the decision made that they were allowed to start again once they were checked over by medics. 

A source said: ‘It was a deeply unfortunate incident, and not Fleur or Vito’s fault at all. About five seconds in, when she was meant to pull Vito along in the prop chair, the legs slipped.

‘She came crashing down, taking Vito down too. They landed incredibly hard – it was quite shocking and the audience audibly gasped. Poor Fleur looked stunned and devastated, and no one really knew what was happening on or off stage. 

Drama: The dance-off wasn't without its controversy as the show faced another potential fix row as it emerged that Fleur East was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after falling over

Drama: The dance-off wasn't without its controversy as the show faced another potential fix row as it emerged that Fleur East was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after falling over

Drama: The dance-off wasn’t without its controversy as the show faced another potential fix row as it emerged that Fleur East was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after falling over

‘Eventually the warm-up guy came on and addressed the audience while Fleur and Vito got checked out. They started their dance again and obviously this second version was the one aired. There was no reference to the fall by the judges either.’

The source added to the publication that competitor James ‘wasn’t bothered at all’ by Fleur’s second chance and that he ‘genuinely believed’ that she was the better dance on the night. 

A Strictly Come Dancing spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘After an incident with a prop at the beginning of Fleur and Vito’s dance off performance, the decision was made to halt proceedings to check they were not injured, as a matter of urgency. 

Drama: It comes after Fleur addressed her Strictly fall drama after it emerged she was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after a prop blunder

Drama: It comes after Fleur addressed her Strictly fall drama after it emerged she was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after a prop blunder

Drama: It comes after Fleur addressed her Strictly fall drama after it emerged she was allowed to redo her dance-off performance after a prop blunder

‘As they had not begun to dance before the incident occurred, it was decided they could start the performance again, once it was confirmed they were fit to do so.’

After the reports emerged, the performer addressed the incident during a TV appearance. 

Speaking on Thursday’s Loose Women, Vito said: ‘Basically what happened, in the first few seconds of our number, I just fell down on the chair. Literally was a bad fall. 

‘Everyone was gasping, but I showed them I was okay and able to restart so thank you – I’m fine, I’m here today so all good. Thank you very much.’

Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday at 6.55pm on BBC One. 

Having their say: Now Fleur and Vito have opened up on the controversy, explaining she had a 'bad fall' on a chair within the first few seconds of the number

Having their say: Now Fleur and Vito have opened up on the controversy, explaining she had a 'bad fall' on a chair within the first few seconds of the number

Having their say: Now Fleur and Vito have opened up on the controversy, explaining she had a ‘bad fall’ on a chair within the first few seconds of the number

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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