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Strictly Come Dancing: Neil Jones RETURN to the dance floor after an injury with Alex Scott

Strictly Come Dancing pro Neil Jones finally returned to the dance floor on Saturday after being forced to miss two weeks with an injury.

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The British pro stormed the floor as he danced the jive with Alex Scott to dance Let & # 39; s Twist Again by Chubby Checker.

It came when the remaining eight couples took the floor to earn enough votes to reach the famous Tower Ballroom.

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He's back! Strictly Come Dancing pro Neil Jones finally returned to the dance floor on Saturday after being forced to miss two weeks with an injury

Alex and Neil completed their routine to a thunderous reception from the audience, including the stand-in pro Kevin Clifton, who proudly welcomed the couple from the balcony.

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The couple also deserved praise from the jury, who compared Motsi Mabuse Alex & # 39; s change in partners with an & # 39; affair & # 39 ;.

She added: & # 39; I feel like we are seeing a new couple we knew, but then someone was having an affair but now the light is on again.

& # 39; You feel fresh, young, happy, you know what I mean so actually, I love the improvement in your body, I found it very compact. No awkward moments when you were always in the dance. It happened. & # 39;

Great return: the British pro stormed the floor while he danced the jive with Alex Scott to Let & # 39; s Twist Again by Chubby Checker, after being physically given the green light to perform

Chief Judge Shirley Ballas added: & I thought you had done very well, Alex, you had some very nice short connections, you were light on your feet.

& # 39; You really look like you have the time of your life, every step you reassure us that you have to stay in the competition. & # 39;

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The routine of Alex and Neil was reflected with a respectable score of 31 points out of 40.

Dynamic: for two weeks Alex danced with stand-in pro Kevin Clifton, who cheered on the couple during the live show

Dynamic: for two weeks Alex danced with stand-in pro Kevin Clifton, who cheered on the couple during the live show

Dynamic: for two weeks Alex danced with stand-in pro Kevin Clifton, who cheered on the couple during the live show

Cheeky: Motsi noted that Neil had left the break and said: & # 39; I feel like we are seeing a new couple we knew, but then someone was having an affair but now the light is back on & # 39;

Cheeky: Motsi noted that Neil had left the break and said: & # 39; I feel like we are seeing a new couple we knew, but then someone was having an affair but now the light is back on & # 39;

Cheeky: Motsi noted that Neil had left the break and said: & # 39; I feel like we are seeing a new couple we knew, but then someone was having an affair but now the light is back on & # 39;

Strictly week 8 – Leaderboard

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Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard – Waltz, & # 39; Your Song & # 39; from Ellie Goulding – 39 points out of 40

Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice – American Smooth, & # 39; I Just Want to Love Love to You & # 39; from Etta James – 36 points out of 40

Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse – Salsa, & # 39; Let & # 39; s Hear It for the Boy & # 39; by Deniece Williams – 35 points out of 40

Emma Barton and Anton du Beke – Couples & # 39; Choice (Theater / Jazz), & # 39; Right Now & # 39; of the Pussycat Dolls – 33 points out of 40

Alex Scott and Neil Jones – Jive, & # 39; Let & # 39; s Twist Again & # 39; by Chubby Checker – 31 points out of 40

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Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden – Viennese Waltz, & # 39; Give Me Love & # 39; by Ed Sheeran – 30 points out of 40

Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer – Tango, & # 39; Survivor & # 39; from 2wei – 26 points out of 40

Mike Bushell and Katya Jones – Paso Doble, & # 39; Tamacun & # 39; by Rodrigo y Gabriela – 25 points out of 40

On Friday, Neil confirmed that he would return to the strict dance floor after receiving the green from the show's physio.

Speaking about It Takes Two Alex said: & I now know who I am dancing with. Are you ready? Shall we bring him in? It is … I dance with my normal partner Neil Jones! He's back, yes. & # 39;

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And Neil added: & # 39; It's great to be back. She is doing so well every week, and Kevin, I have to thank you, because Kevin has been there all the time and he has been great this week. We couldn't have done it without him. & # 39;

Lief: Alex and Neil & # 39; s chemistry was praised again, because Motsi added that it felt like she was a & # 39; new couple & # 39; saw on the floor

How do I get there: it was only a day earlier that Neil confirmed that he would be fit to dance, and to the delight of fans, he returned to the ballroom

How do I get there: it was only a day earlier that Neil confirmed that he would be fit to dance, and to the delight of fans, he returned to the ballroom

How do I get there: it was only a day earlier that Neil confirmed that he would be fit to dance, and to the delight of fans, he returned to the ballroom

Their performance comes after Neil told a fan on Twitter that he would not know until Friday if he was fit enough to perform with Alex during the live show.

Neil answered a follower on social media on Wednesday and said: & # 39; Hey no, just because of my injury I have to be 100% fit and I only know this on Friday when I am back at the physio, but trust me that I want to go back are. & # 39;

On Monday, Neil told fans that it was & # 39; positive & # 39; looks like he would return to Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday to dance with his partner Alex.

Amazing: Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard proved that they were still one of the front runners, while they flew to the top of the standings with a Waltz to Ellie Goulding & # 39; s Your Song

Amazing: Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard proved that they were still one of the front runners, while they flew to the top of the standings with a Waltz to Ellie Goulding & # 39; s Your Song

Amazing: Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard proved that they were still one of the front runners, while they flew to the top of the standings with a Waltz to Ellie Goulding & # 39; s Your Song

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After a few bleak weeks, Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard proved that they were still one of the front runners, as they flew to Ellie Goulding & Your Song to the top of the rankings with a Waltz.

Craig praised the & # 39; smart little cherub & # 39; AJ for his nice routine, while Motsi praised: & # 39; I have to say that this is my first season and I just want to say that this was the best dance I have seen strictly for my first time to thank you guys was beautiful. & # 39;

Bruno added: & # 39; I all have star eyes, I was dragged into a ballroom dream, it was a dance of the highest quality, I am sure this will guarantee you a first class ticket to Blackpool. & # 39;

The young duo seemed to book their place in the Tower Ballroom next week, with a sensational score of 39 points out of 40.

Delicate: the young duo certainly seemed to book its place in the Tower Ballroom next week, with a sensational score of 39 points out of 40

Delicate: the young duo certainly seemed to book its place in the Tower Ballroom next week, with a sensational score of 39 points out of 40

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Delicate: the young duo certainly seemed to book its place in the Tower Ballroom next week, with a sensational score of 39 points out of 40

Sensual: Mike Bushell and Katya Jones hoped to bounce back from the dance-off last week, with a traditional Paso Doble to Tamacun from Rodrigo y Gabriela

Mike Bushell and Katya Jones hoped to bounce back from the dance-off last week, with a traditional Paso Doble to Tamacun from Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Despite a sensual feel and smart footwork, the jury noted that the dance & # 39; too rigid & # 39; where Bruno Tonioli said the execution felt like & # 39; connecting the dots & # 39 ;.

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Craig Revel-Horwood added: “The design at the top showed a great promise that it was when you started walking, it all went terribly wrong, it was rigid, too placed and absolutely no power, I fear. & # 39;

The couple's mixed reception earned them a score of just 25 points out of 40.

Disastrous: despite a sensual feeling and smart footwork, the jury noted that the dance & # 39; too rigid & # 39; where Bruno Tonioli said the performance felt like & # 39; connecting the dots & # 39;

Tragic: the mixed reception of the couple earned them a score of only 25 points out of 40

Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden hoped to replicate their success last week, putting them at the top of the rankings.

The pair went on the floor with a Viennese Waltz to give Ed Meyheer's Give Me Love, but unfortunately the CBBC star made a slight blunder that caught the pair.

Shirley said: & # 39; When you got in the grip, it looked a bit uncomfortable, the footwork wasn't great, so it didn't improve the rest of the body, you frame you keep a little more, but come even stronger next week. & # 39;

Elegant: Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden hoped to replicate their success last week with a Viennese Waltz to Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran

Stylish: the dance had an elegant finish and the jury insisted that Karim was an incredibly talented dancer

Stylish: the dance had an elegant finish and the jury insisted that Karim was an incredibly talented dancer

Stylish: the dance had an elegant finish and the jury insisted that Karim was an incredibly talented dancer

Oh dear! Unfortunately, the CBBC star made a small mistake that left him in tears because he told Claudia that he was & # 39; tied & # 39; was because he had messed up the routine

Oh dear! Unfortunately, the CBBC star made a small mistake that left him in tears because he told Claudia that he was & # 39; tied & # 39; was because he had messed up the routine

Oh dear! Unfortunately, the CBBC star made a small mistake that left him in tears because he told Claudia that he was & # 39; tied & # 39; was because he had messed up the routine

Motsi added: & # 39; I was still impressed, you did right in front of us you had a turn and you stopped and picked up the time that is not at all easy.

& # 39; The way you moved the arms, which were pretty strong, is still the one to beat in this competition for me.

& # 39; Don't let the pressure come on you, you have a great performance, but a little nervous today. & # 39;

Unfortunately, the fallout of his mistake left Karim on the verge of tears when he told host Claudia Winkleman that he & # 39; snared & # 39; was to mess up one of the movements.

Anyway, the pair still scored 30 points out of 40, hoping it would be enough to reach Blackpool.

Supportive: regardless of the pair, 30 out of 40 points still scored, hoping it would be enough to reach Blackpool

Supportive: regardless of the pair, 30 out of 40 points still scored, hoping it would be enough to reach Blackpool

Supportive: regardless of the pair, 30 out of 40 points still scored, hoping it would be enough to reach Blackpool

On fire: Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer hoped to build on the amazing momentum of their Street performance last week, with a Tango to Survivor from 2wei

So bad: despite the change of tone, Craig insisted that the comic should really & # 39; improve his game & # 39; to advance in the competition, and described the technical details as & # 39; a disaster & # 39;

So bad: despite the change of tone, Craig insisted that the comic should really & # 39; improve his game & # 39; to advance in the competition, and described the technical details as & # 39; a disaster & # 39;

So bad: despite the change of tone, Craig insisted that the comic should really & # 39; improve his game & # 39; to advance in the competition, and described the technical details as & # 39; a disaster & # 39;

Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer hoped to build on the great momentum of their Street performance last week, with a 2wei Tango to Survivor, last seen in the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider.

Despite the change of tone, Craig insisted that the comic should really & # 39; improve his game & # 39; to advance in the competition, and described the technical details as a & # 39; ramp & # 39 ;.

On a positive note, Shirley said: & # 39; Chris, you're so & # 39; n funny character that we love so much, you came from Street last week, which was your thing, and the thing that I like the most admired was that focus.

& # 39; I found the footwork pretty decent, there wasn't much going up and down and your frame is definitely going in the right direction so all in all I found a very good effort. & # 39;

Despite Craig's slate criticism, Chris and Karen made sure that they would not come up with a score of 26 points out of 40.

No disaster: Chris and Karen still made sure that they would not get to the bottom of the ranking

No disaster: Chris and Karen still made sure that they would not get to the bottom of the rankings

OK: they scored 26 points out of 40 and finished second from last place

OK: they scored 26 points out of 40 and finished second from last place

Not a disaster: despite Craig & # 39; s lie criticism, Chris and Karen made sure that they would not come up with a score of 26 points out of 40 in the rankings

Attitude! Michelle Visage went on the floor with Giovanni Pernice to dance an American Smooth on Etta James & I Just Want To Love Love To You

Attitude! Michelle Visage went on the floor with Giovanni Pernice to dance an American Smooth on Etta James & I Just Want To Love Love To You

Attitude! Michelle Visage went on the floor with Giovanni Pernice to dance an American Smooth on Etta James & I Just Want To Love Love To You

Michelle Visage was transformed into the role of the cheeky American housewife when she and Giovanni Pernice went on the floor to dance an American Smooth on Etta James & Just Want To Love To You.

The Drag Race star earned a lot of praise from the judges, with Bruno saying she deserved the Strictly Sassy Housewife Of The Year Award.

He added: & # 39; Everything you do is presented in a way that is so clear, all the little details you give the character while you dance, tickle, delicious. & # 39;

Motsi added: & # 39; I loved it, you sell it, I buy it every time and you let me want more … you succeed in dancing, not about technology, I don't want to see those technical details I thought this is how dancing works. & # 39;

Michelle and Giovanni continued with their consistent scores and finished second on the leaderboard with 36 points out of 40.

Excellent: the Drag Race star earned a lot of praise from the judges, with Bruno saying she deserved the Strictly Sassy Housewife Of The Year Award

Excellent: the Drag Race star earned a lot of praise from the judges, with Bruno saying she deserved the Strictly Sassy Housewife Of The Year Award

Excellent: the Drag Race star earned a lot of praise from the judges, with Bruno saying she deserved the Strictly Sassy Housewife Of The Year Award

Jazz hands! Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke bounced back after finishing at the bottom of the rankings last week

Jazz hands! Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke bounced back after finishing at the bottom of the rankings last week

Energetic: the couple danced a Pairs Choice Theater / Jazz to Right Now of the Pussycat Dolls

Energetic: the couple danced a Pairs Choice Theater / Jazz to Right Now of the Pussycat Dolls

Jazz hands! Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke were determined to bounce back after they ended at the bottom of the scoreboard last week after a harsh criticism from chief judge Shirley

Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke were determined to bounce back after they ended at the bottom of the scoreboard last week after a harsh criticism from Chief Judge Shirley.

The couple went on the floor with the first Couples Choice Theater / Jazz of the series, to Right Now of the Pussycat Dolls

This week the jury members were full of compliments for Emma and Anton's performance, with Shirley who said: & A beautiful peripheral view outside the door, nice use of music, small details that I have always appreciated and generally one of your better dances. & # 39;

Craig simply said: & # 39; Restrained stylized, your dance my darling. & # 39;

Their performance resulted in an 11-point jump last week, with a score of 33 points out of 40.

Brilliant: this week, the jury members were full of compliments for Emma and Anton's achievements and scored a solid 33 points out of 40

Brilliant: this week the jury members were full of compliments for Emma and Anton's performance and scored a solid 33 points out of 40

Brilliant: this week, the jury members were full of compliments for Emma and Anton's achievements and scored a solid 33 points out of 40

Sensational: it was also the long-awaited return of his breathtaking hips when Kelvin Fletcher danced the Salsa with Oti Mabuse to show Let & # 39; s Let & # 39; s Williams to Williams boy

It was also the long-awaited return of his breathtaking hips when Kelvin Fletcher danced the Salsa with Oti Mabuse to show Let & # 39; s Let & # 39; s Williams to the Williams boy, in a routine inspired by his love of racing. .

The Emmerdale star made Motsi & # 39; scream like a banshee & # 39; (according to Craig) in a daring routine full of deadly defying lifts.

Bruno said: & # 39; That was a salsa in the highest gear, the thrust on those hips, the hips were turbocharged, you are such a self-assured performer, but at the same time you do it with ease, but there was a little in timing but you are a great artist, fantastic. & # 39;

Shirley added: “You have to feel extremely safe to throw him all over the line, I think we're going to call you Mr. Powerful Musical Hips, for me it was almost perfect. Overall a very pleasant performance, well done. & # 39;

Kelvin and Oti's performance scored 35 points out of 40.

Wow! The Emmerdale star made Motsi & # 39; scream like a banshee & # 39; (according to Craig) in a daring routine full of deadly defying lifts and she scored 35 points out of 40

Host Tess Daly, 50, again wore a leggy display in a bronzed sequined mini dress with one shoulder and bare heels.

Meanwhile, Claudia Winkleman opted for a classic black halter neck dress with a cream-colored pearl-studded neckline.

This live show was the last time before Strictly goes to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom next week, meaning the remaining eight couples were even more determined to get through.

So far, the series is unpredictable to say the least, following the controversial elimination of frontrunners such as Dev Griffin and Catherine Tyldesley.

It remains to be seen which pair will fall on the final barrier before Blackpool and which seven pairs will reach the holy ballroom.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Results will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday at 7.15 p.m.

Perfection: host Tess Daly, 50, again on a leggy display in a bronzed sequined mini dress with one shoulder, while Claudia Winkleman opted for a black halter neck dress

Perfection: Host Tess Daly, 50, again on a leggy display in a bronzed sequined mini dress with one shoulder, while Claudia Winkleman opted for a black halter neck dress

Perfection: Host Tess Daly, 50, again on a leggy display in a bronzed sequined mini dress with one shoulder, while Claudia Winkleman opted for a black halter neck dress

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