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jiving Karim Zeroual scores first perfect 40 of the series while Anton du Beke notches his personal best 

Emma loves musicals and has played the West End in Chicago, so this should be right up her rue. Can she do Julie Andrews justice? It’s Anton’s first Charleston since 2016 with Lesley Joseph. An era-appropriate 1920s song, typing pool theme, red fringed flapper dress and bags of character. Full of bounce and plenty of that all-important swivel. She looks a little shaky in the lifts and understandably flags a tad towards the end, but big finish to a brilliant routine. 

Music: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” from, obviously, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Judges’ verdict: Shirley says “you just fast-tracked your way to the final, it was on-point and full of personality.” Bruno says “delicious, pitched perfectly, a high-class flapper.” Craig says “I do love a bit of swivel, darling, it can’t be denied, classic, classy, fab-ew-lous.” Motsi concludes “female-powered, hello Miss, well done”. 

Judges’ scores: 9, 10, 10, 10 for a total of 39 points. Her highest score and Anton’s too. He’s given himself a hernia on the balcony. Joint second with Kelvin.

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