Here we go with the first part in my series where I’ll be taking a look at each of the finalists and their Strictly journeys so far. I will be taking them in the order of qualification which means we begin with Ellie and Vito
We have to go back to week four to find their lowest scoring routine. Their Samba scored just 28 points (7,7,7,7)
Ellie and Vito have fallen one point shy of a maximum on two occasions. The first was during week 7 when their American Smooth was held out from the top score by Craig (9,10,10,10). This routine is being reprieved during the final as their favourite dance
Then two weeks later they were denied a perfect score at Blackpool for their Charleston with Craig again being the hold out (9,10,10,10)
Ellie and Vito have amassed a grand total of 458 points across 13 routines making for an average score of 35.2. This is the second highest average score of the finalists
Number of times in the dance off
Ellie and Vito are the only finalists to have never found themselves in the dance off
Can they win?
At this point in time the better question seems to be “can they lose”. Ellie and Vito have been insanely popular throughout this series. They’ve topped most of the polls I have run and by a considerable margin. At the time of writing over half of you want them to take the glitterball based on the poll I ran after the semi final with their nearest competitors languishing some 40% behind them in the poll. They are also odds on favourites with the bookies and have been for some weeks and some bookies have even closed the book. Only one other couple seemed to fill the “journey” criteria and they were eliminated last week.
All of this means it is very hard to see anything besides Ellie and Vito lifting the glitterball!
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Stay tuned as later today I’ll be ducking for cover as I release the next part in this series and take a look at Layton and Nikita’s Strictly journey so far