Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Frankie tops Movie Week leaderboard with Jake Wood fourth
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Strictly Come Dancing favourite Jake Wood was the highest scoring male celebrity in tonight’s Movie Week show – but it was the ladies that provided the Hollywood glamour at the top of the leaderboard.
EastEnders actor Jake performed a theatrical and dark waltz to the ‘Godfather Waltz’ from mobster movie The Godfather with professional dance partner Janette Manrara.
However, they were outgunned on the BBC One show by the female celebrities, with Frankie Bridge and partner Kevin Clifton topping the leaderboard tonight (Saturday), ahead of Pixie Lott and Caroline Flack.
Jake, who wowed the judges last weekend with his sizzling salsa, was down in joint fourth place this evening alongside Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker.
The snake-hipped star from Tewin, Hertfordshire, scored 40 out of a possible 50 from the five judges, Donny Osmond joining the regular panel for tonight’s Tinseltown-inspired show.
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Channelling the spirit of his Max Branning alter ego from Albert Square, Jake’s performance got eights across the board.
Despite gaining favourable reviews from the judges, Jake only totalled the fourth highest score of the night, with girl power ruling.
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Saturdays singer Frankie certainly went to Hollywood, and scored the first 10 of the series from generous guest judge Donny Osmond.
She scored 45 for her paso doble to America from West Side Story, with nines from Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
Caroline Flack’s raunchy rumba alongside a bare-chested Pasha Kovalev to Aerosmith hit I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing from blockbuster Armageddon scored 42 points, with Donny and Bruno both awarding the TV presenter nines.
Singer Pixie Lott and Trent Whiddon went one better with their quickstep to Be Our Guest from Beauty & The Beast.
She gained nines from Darcey, Donny, Len and Bruno, and a seven from Craig Revel Horwood, for a total of 43 for second place on the night.
Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker also equalled Jake Wood’s score of 40 after dancing a sophisticated American Smooth with professional Brendan Cole to The Way You Look Tonight from the Fred Astaire film Swing Time.
At the other end of the leaderboard, antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and Natalie Lowe finished bottom with 22 points for their Charleston.
Jenny Gibney and Tristan MacManus scored 23 points for their foxtrot, as did Judy Murray and Anton du Beke for their quickstep, while Scott Mills’ “lobster on acid” samba scored 25.
The viewers’ votes will be added to the judges’ scores and the bottom two couples will face the dreaded dance-off and elimination in Sunday night’s result show.