The glitterball trophy is in sight, as the Final of Strictly Come Dancing gets closer and closer. And with that, the Quarter Final has arrived, airing on a different night than usual due to the BBC’s World Cup schedule.
If you watch Strictly regularly, you will probably know that Week 11 more often than not also means Musicals Week, and that’s exactly what we got this year as the six remaining couples took to the Elstree dancefloor to produce captivating routines to the soundtracks of some of the most beloved musicals in the world.
But what went down, who topped the Leaderboard, and who is in danger of missing out on a place in the Semi-Final?
Here are the Strictly spoilers, results, and scores from the Week 11 Friday night show.
*** This article contains spoilers from Strictly Week 11’s Friday night show. If you have not watched this week’s episode and don’t want the dances or scores spoiled for you, don’t read on! ***
Strictly spoilers and results: Week 11 Leaderboard
Musicals Week was a big and bright show if ever there was one, with an incredibly high standard throughout the whole night. Kym and Graziano returned strong with a classic Cha Cha Cha that showcased how delightful it was to have them back, while Molly and Carlos wowed with a sensational Charleston that earned them some more 10s.
Perhaps the greatest star on this night, though, was Helen Skelton, who shined brighter than ever with an incredible Cabaret-inspired Couple’s Choice that finally saw her claim her rightful place atop the Leaderboard.
Speaking of the Leaderboard, here are the results from the Strictly Week 11 Friday night Musicals special, the scores, and the Leaderboard we were left with:
- Helen & Gorka danced the Couple’s Choice – 9, 10, 10, 10 = 39
- Will & Nancy danced the Foxtrot – 9, 10, 10, 10 = 39
- Molly & Carlos danced the Charleston – 9, 10, 10, 9 = 38
- Fleur & Vito danced the Quickstep – 9, 10, 9, 10 = 38
- Hamza & Jowita danced the Samba – 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36
- Kym & Graziano danced the Cha Cha – 8, 9, 9, 8 = 34
Who is in danger on Strictly Week 11?
The person at the bottom of the Leaderboard is always the one at most risk (even if this year’s series has seen the lowest-scoring couples consistently avoid the Dance-off). However, with less couples in the competition, and fewer points between those at the top and those at the bottom, it’s all up for grabs.
On one hand, the judges scoring carries more weight than earlier weeks since there are less couples but, on the other hand, a really high standard can result in more ties on the Leaderboard, ensuring that the public vote carries more weight (as it can act like a tie-breaker to those with the same score).
We have two ties tonight, with Helen and Will tied at the top with 39, and Fleur and Molly tied in second place. That makes it easier for Hamza and Kym to escape from their lower places on the Leaderboard.
It’s all up for grabs right now, and nobody is safe, (with the likely exception of Will and Helen).
Updated, Saturday December 3: Kym and Graziano were in the Dance-Off with Molly and Carlos. After a split decision, Kym and Graziano were eliminated. Craig and Motsi saved Molly, while Anton voted to save Kym as he thought she improved a great deal the second time around. The decision came down to Head Judge Shirley, who voted to save Molly.
Kym and Graziano have been one of this year’s most memorable couples (we’ll never forget that incredible Argentine Tango!) and we’ll miss seeing them perform on the Strictly dancefloor. Revisit their awesome Cha Cha Cha below: