Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Week 7 dance-off result

PUBLISHED: 20:31 09 November 2014 | UPDATED: 20:49 09 November 2014

The bottom two couples Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, and Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

The bottom two couples Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, and Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

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EastEnders favourite Jake Wood will be going to Blackpool next week after avoiding the dance-off in the Strictly Come Dancing week seven results show.

Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec take their final dance [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec take their final dance [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

The 10 remaining couples took to the dance floor last night (Saturday) with a trip to the mecca of dance, the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, in their sights.

Jake and professional partner Janette Manrara finished joint second from bottom on the judges’ leaderboard with 27 points for their rumba to Strangers In The Night.

However, the public voted to keep the snake-hipped actor from Tewin, who plays Max Branning in the BBC One soap, in the competition for another week.

Jake Wood [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]Jake Wood [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

Tennis coach Judy Murray and dance partner Anton Du Beke also avoided elimination, despite being bottom with the judges.

Instead, the two couples who faced the dreaded dance-off tonight (Sunday) were Alison Hammond and Aljaž Skorjanec and, somewhat surprisingly, Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev.

TV presenter Caroline and Pasha had scored 31 for their waltz to Three Times a Lady by The Commodores on Saturday night.

Katherine Jenkins [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]Katherine Jenkins [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

That was four more than Alison and Aljaž got for their charleston, and after dancing again, the judges elected to keep Caroline and Pasha in the show.

Afterwards, Janette Manrara (@JManrara) tweeted: “That was a close call! So shocked to see that @carolineflack1 was at the bottom! THANK YOU for helping @mrjakedwood & I get to Blackpool!!”

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins performed live on tonight’s Remembrance Sunday results show.

Here are Saturday’s dances and songs and scores:

* Pixie Lott and Trent Whiddon: Foxtrot to When I’m Sixty Four by The Beatles.

Score: 36. Points: 10.

* Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff: Quickstep to I Got Rhythm by Bobby Darin.

Score: 33. Points: 9.

* Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton: Samba to La Bamba by Connie Francis.

Score: 32. Points: 8.

* Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev: Waltz to Three Times a Lady by The Commodores.

Score: 31. Points: 7.

* Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole: Foxtrot to All of Me by John Legend.

Score: 31. Points: 7.

* Mark Wright and Karen Hauer: Waltz to Weekend In New England by Barry Manilow.

Score: 31. Points: 7.

* Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan: Paso to Use Somebody by Kings of Leon.

Score: 28. Points: 6.

* Jake Wood and Janette Manrara: Rumba to Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra.

Score: 27. Points: 5.

* Alison Hammond and Aljaž Skorjanec: Charleston to Friend like Me by Robin Williams, from the film Aladdin.

Score: 27. Points: 5.

* Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke: Paso to I Fought the Law by The Clash.

Score: 18. Points: 4.


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