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Strictly's Shirley reacts: Katya's tears, Kelvin's hips, and Dev and Dianne's devastation

Find out what our fabulous columnist @ShirleyBallas has to say after tonight's surprise @bbcstrictly result....

13.10.2019

Find out what our fabulous columnist ShirleyBallas has to say after tonight's surprise bbcstrictly result....

Strictly Come Dancing 's head judge Shirley Ballas shares her exclusive insights into all week four's drama with HELLO readers

People think that we want to send people home but we don't, it's heart-wrenching. You could see how upset Dev was and Dianne was crying uncontrollably to the point where her whole body was shaking, my heart went out to them. We all adore Dev but you've got to choose the best person to go through. Having said that, I don't know why people are shocked if they didn't vote. Normally you can predict who's going to go up to about week six but on this particular series, you don't know who's going. I was surprised when David got saved but this is a man who has grown from week to week and the public recognise that.

If anybody would have been in the bottom two, I thought it might be Alex and Neil and David and Nadiya, but David seems to be clicking with the audience now. Everybody lifted their game yesterday. Mike made me laugh early on, he was a bit of an Ed Balls character, more of an entertainer. But on Saturday, he gave me such a feeling of pride because he took it so seriously. That music was so fast, there were so many steps in there, you could see he worked his little socks off but he never lost his personality. I think Katya cried at the end because she was just so proud, she wears her emotions on her sleeve, it's absolutely lovely. Motsi gave Mike a nine and I can't speak on behalf of her but I know that she loves the entertainment factor, she loves energy, she loves someone that's an underdog and gets out there are and gives it 1000% from the heart and that's just as important as the technique. If it was all technique, how boring would that be?

I don't think Catherine was over-marked, she's going from strength to strength. Her comments might not have been as enthusiastic as some of the others but what people watching don't realise is that you're only given 20 seconds and then someone else might take longer than that, so you've only got ten seconds or five seconds, and we have to balance what we want to say with what other people have said. When we get excited like we did about Kelvin, there will always be someone who says, 'show some decorum', but I say, 'that's not what the show is about!' He's a very masculine man with those scintillating and sensual hips, plus the the way he moved his wrists, arms, and hands, his sensitivity… He had more or less all advanced basic steps which was impressive and it's hard to lead. His timing was off the chart unbelievable, the only reason I didn't give it a ten was I would have liked a little more flow.

I love the British public, they're so passionate. I can imagine families all sitting at home screeching at each other because Dad wants to save Dev and the children like Mike, or whoever. Behind the scenes at the BBC, it's just incredible, everyone's heart is pumping a thousand miles an hour. There was such an electric atmosphere at the weekend, you almost didn't want to step on the floor because you might get electrocuted.

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