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Strictly Come Dancing is back on BBC One and this weekend, all of the couples are in fear of making a wrong move as Halloween looms. In the special show, the judges will be looking for entertainment factor as well as a high level of technical skill. Here are all the results from the show as it airs live.

Who is top of the Strictly leaderboard?

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington

This week AJ and Kai are performing the Viennese Waltz to Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande.

The presenter shared some rehearsal photos on Instagram and she is ready to dominate this week’s dance.

She said: “Just a bit of role play for this week’s Halloween special @bbcstrictly.

“I’m a dangerous woman & @kaiwidd’s meant to be my victim…not spiderman. Must.Do.Better.” [Sic]

The pair have impressed the judges so far, with Shirley Ballas calling AJ “world champion standard”.

Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima

Loose Women panellist Judi Love has had a difficult time this week after she tested positive for Covid.

She did not feature in last week’s show and it was uncertain whether she was going to return for the Halloween special.

She is dancing the Cha Cha to Physical by Olivia Newton-John and fans can only hope she got enough rehearsal time in.

The comedian shared a video of herself and Graziano practising their routine and she seemed a lot more confident ahead of the live show.

In a previous video, she was laying in bed saying: “I don’t even know what day it is. Some kind of motivation day. I just want to say to you guys, Rona is real.”

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice

Rose and Giovanni remain the favourites to lift the glitterball trophy and they are back to impress the judges again.

The EastEnders star will use her acting skills to take on the Tango to Shivers by Ed Sheeran for Halloween week.

This perfect pairing has received lots of praise from viewers after Giovanni incorporated a British Sign Language conversation into their last performance.

On Instagram, Rose thanked her supporters for the response to their dance and praised her “genius” dance partner.

Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec

Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies was near the bottom of the leaderboard last week so she will be pulling out all the stops to impress.

She and Aljaz will be dancing a Couple’s Choice to Queen of the Night by Whitney Houston, and she is ready to attack.

The businesswoman shared a video on Instagram which showed off her stunning nails ahead of her performance.

She said: “I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a lot this week with our routine and I want to go just as far with my look.

“So, I’ve ditched my safe, neutral nails for this edgier finish, ready to become the Queen of the night on Saturday.”

Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin

TV chef Tilly Ramsay is another fan-favourite and she has formed the perfect partnership with newcomer Nikita.

They will be dancing the Cha Cha to Spooky Movies by Gary Paxton for the Halloween special.

On Instagram, the 19-year-old said she was “so excited” for Halloween week.

She said: “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the amazing support this past week and a big big thank you to everyone that voted for me and @nikita__kuzmin!!

“I’m so excited for Halloween week it has always been one of my favourite strictly weeks, bring it on.”

Tilly hit the spotlight recently as she spoke out against radio DJ Steve Allen, who called her “a chubby little thing” live on air.

Adam Peaty and Katya Jones

Olympian Adam Peaty left the judges in awe following his saucy Samba with Katya last week.

He will be switching things up with an elegant Viennese Waltz to Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven this weekend.

In one of his latest Instagram posts, he opened up about the challenges he has faced so far.

He said: “Not going to lie this dancing thing is quite difficult but I love the different challenges and how uncomfortable it makes me sometimes.

“I’ve already took so much away from this show that I will apply to my own life and career.

“From the testing resilience of training, the highs and lows of performing to the charisma and energy of being surrounded by the amazing pro’s, I’m growing and for that, I’m happy.”

Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova

BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker will be jiving to Rock Lobster by The B-52’s this week.

The fast and energetic dance is a difficult one to master but the presenter is always up for a challenge.

On Instagram, he said: “I hope you enjoy our jive this Saturday. I’ve only been dancing six weeks and I’m trying to do what the judges keep telling me and believe in myself.”

Judge Anton Du Beke appeared alongside the BBC host on his breakfast show during the week, and he told the star to own his talent.

John Whaite and Johannes Radebe

Bake Off star John Whaite is another favourite to lift the glitterball trophy and he continues to make history with Johannes.

Earning themselves high scores week on week, the pair hope things can only get better as John continues to grow as a dancer.

For Halloween, they will be dancing the challenging Quickstep to Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The couple are on course for victory if they continue to earn scores in the high 30s.

Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu

CBBC presenter Rhys had his confidence knocked last week after he landed himself in the dance-off against Ugo Monye.

The young star said being in the bottom two had hit him hard, but he was ready to fight another day.

After the shocking result last week, he takes on the Paso Doble to The Eve Of The War by Jeff Wayne.

Following his dance-off performance, he said on Instagram: “Tonight didn’t go as planned but it truly is a testament to how incredible the talent is but it’s moments like this that make you.

“But as always thank you for your support, thank you @nancy_xuxi for your endless patience, thank you for the socks and we’ll come back stronger next week!”

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden

McFly star Tom Fletcher will be dancing the feisty Tango to Highway To Hell by AC/DC.

Ahead of his performance, he said the song had been selected by his three sons – Buzz, Max and Buddy.

On Instagram, he shared a photo of his children and wife Giovanna at rehearsals, and the studio was decorated with cobwebs.

The pair will be bringing the heat for their fiery performance this weekend.

Strictly Come Dancing returns for the results show on Sunday, October 31 at 7.15pm

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