Time for part two of a 4 part series in advance of the live final where I take a look at each of the four finalists and their performance so far in Strictly. In this part, it’s the turn of Simon Webbe.
Simon has hit the dizzy heights of scoring 38 on no less than 3 occasions. The first was his Argentine Tango in week 8 in Blackpool (8,10,10,10). Followed by his Waltz in week 10 (9,10,10,9). Finally his Foxtrot in last weeks Semi Final (9,10,10,9)
Simon’s worse dance was his Rumba from week 3, a dance the male celebrities often struggle with. Discounting Donny Osmond, Simon scored 23 points for this dance (4,6,6,7)
Discounting the waltzathon and once again Donny, Simon has amassed a total of 412 points over 13 dances which makes for an average score of 31.7
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
Simon has survived 3 dances offs. The first was after his Rumba (above) in week 3 against Jennifer Gibney where all 5 judges voted to save Simon. The second was in week 5 after his Viennese Waltz which scored 28 (7,7,7,7). Simon danced off against Thom Evans and made it through after Len’s casting vote saved him over Thom. Simon’s final dance off was in week 11 following his American Smooth which scored 35 (8,9,9,9) and the Waltzathon in which he came 3rd. Simon danced off against Pixie Lott and in one of the more controversial dance off results was again saved by Len’s casting vote which may have been more down to Trent answering back to Len following Pixie and Trent’s dance in the main show as opposed to the actual Dance Off.
Odds of Winning
Simon is currently a 10-1 shot on SkyBet which seems fair since he doesn’t appear to have enough public backing to win the series given his position in the dance off 3 times a feat only matched by other finalists Mark and Karen and Sunetra and Brendan who were eliminated in week 10. A poll carried out on this site at time of writing shows that 33% of voters think he should win but just 23% think he actually will!
Tune in tomorrow for the remaining 2 finalists