Anita Dobson's Strictly ovation

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 November 2011
Anita Dobson

Anita Dobson

Anita Dobson received a standing ovation for her Charleston on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (05.11.11), but still came in fourth position

Anita Dobson received a standing ovation on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (05.11.11).

The former 'EastEnders star scored 31 points for her Charleston with partner Robin Windsor on the BBC show - which last night saw judge Len Goodman replaced by 'Dirty Dancing' actress Jennifer Grey - putting her in fourth position.

However, 'Waterloo Road' beauty Chelsee Healey topped the leader board with 36 points for her Charleston, with Jennifer making reference to her own past, quoting a line from the film she is most famed for.

She joked: "You're the baby in the competition. But from one Baby to another, you keep dancing like that and nobody's gonna put you in the corner."

Fellow judge Bruno Tonioli was also pleased with the performance, adding: "Chelsee the fabulous flapper. It was pleasing and teasing. You were driving the Charleston to the limit."

Singer-and-actress Holly Valance suffered the unfortunate mishap of her braces breaking during the performance, but it did not stop her and partner Artem Chingvintsev - who won the competition last year - from coming in second with 34 points for their jive.

McFly star Harry Judd and partner Aliona Vilani came in third with their samba.

Coming in bottom of the leader board was camp astrologer Russell Grant, whose performance of the paso doble with partner Flavia Cacace led Bruno to claim he looked like comedy star Benny Hill.

HE said: "Once you started it was a proper paso. It was Benny Hill's version of the paso. Fermented and fabulous at the same time."

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