Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Week 6 results, live – Judi Love exits the ballroom on Halloween – The Telegraph

Dan the lobster avoids the pot

Some celebrities retained a shred of dignity on the Strictly Halloween show. Others did a ropey jive while dressed as a blood-red lobster with waggling googly eyes. Still, the judges were relatively kind to Dan Walker, with Mabuse losing her mind entirely and awarding him an 8 – and at least some viewers must have found him entertaining too, since Walker was spared the dance-off. But he surely can’t play the entertainment card for much longer.

Also given a reprieve was Tom Fletcher, who, like Love, missed a week following a positive Covid test and hasn’t yet delivered on his early promise. His Highway to Hell tango should have been the fiery climax to Saturday’s show but was more of a damp squib. Viewers have given him another chance to improve, but, unless he suddenly discovers the Gene Kelly within, it now looks pretty unlikely that he’ll follow in McFly bandmate Harry Judd’s footsteps and lift that glitterball trophy. 

Meanwhile, our leading contenders have some intriguing challenges next week: AJ Odudu is taking on the nonstop Charleston and John Whaite the romantic rumba.