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Strictly's Dianne Buswell gutted musical week "didn’t go to plan"

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Strictly star gutted routine "didn’t go to plan"BBC

Strictly Come Dancing professional Dianne Buswell has admitted that she's gutted her Musicals Week performance "didn't go to plan."

Saturday's (December 2) episode saw Dianne and EastEnders' actor Bobby Brazier perform a Salsa to '(I've Had) the Time of My Life' from Dirty Dancing.

However the couple weren't able to fully recreate the routine's iconic lift during the live show, with Dianne struggling to keep her legs fully straight during the live performance.

Opening up about the performance on Instagram, Dianne shared a photo of her and Bobby practising the move during rehearsals, adding that she was glad her and Bobby "took a risk" with the routine.

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"Gutted the LIFT didn't go to plan like it had in most rehearsals. But I do have to say we took a risk and didn't play it safe," she wrote in the lengthy caption, adding: "That dance was hard and so iconic that of course there was pressure to do it justice and the feeling of just not quite getting it was a bit low for us."

The pair received an overall score of 34 for their performance, with Dianne going on to praise Bobby for his continued improvement throughout the series.

"Bobby wanted to challenge himself and so did I and that is success and growth in its self... Let's focus on the amazing parts of the dance the fact Bobby was leading me around the floor," she continued.

"His hips foot work expression and just overall improvement for a guy who started dancing only 11 weeks ago is incredible! Your strength your movement has improved so so much and I'm sure so many people agree."

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Ending the post by sending her best wishes to fellow contestant Nigel Harman, who was forced to withdraw due to an injury, she added: "We are so excited and grateful to be dancing in the semi finals next week. But I also send my love to Nigel and Katya who have been incredible this whole competition."

Following Nigel's sudden exit none of the remaining couples faced the public vote this weekend, while Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin received the first 40 of the season for their routine.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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