With just days to go until the grand live final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2011 we take a look at this year's six celebrity finalists - and rate their chances! Over the past three heats the show has continued to live up to its outragerous reputation with some amazing, shocky and altogether scary performances from our favourite personaliteis.
Starting Saturday's final line up is the winner of the first heat, comedian Russel Kane. The 30-year-old topped the viewers' vote following a rather strangely sexy take on Beyonce's hit 'Crazy In Love'. Showing off his curves and becoming almost as alluring as the Beyonce herself, judge Greg Davies told Kane: "It was somewhere between the most disgusting thing ive ever seen and most profoundly erotic."
Having beaten some very tough competition to come top of Heat One and with fake breasts that any former Big Brother Z-lister would beg for, Russel is our one to beat on Sunday's show!
Katie Price was the second act through in Show One, having been picked by the judges over a Waterloo Road act. The reality star went all out on her custume as she recreated Freddie Mercury's performance from Queen's 'I Want To Break Free' music video, complete with wig, mostache and even body hair! Following her hilarious routine with three backing dancers, judge Gramham Norton quipped: "I love you Katie Price that was just fearless. Now you can safely say you are as good at dancing as everything else you do young lady!"
Despite the impressive outfit however nothing can make up for actual lack of any real dancing in Katie's routine and for that reason we rule her out of winning Sunday's Let's Dance final.
Onto show number two now and it was an unlikely duo who were voted as the winners of this second heat. Comedian Charlie Baker teamed up with Emmerdale actor James Thornton to put on an impressive performance with some actual real talent in it! The duo tap danced along to Fred Astaire's classic hit 'Puttin' on the Ritz' in order to win a place in this weekend's final.
Clearly shocked by the display, judge Leigh Francis could only utter "OH MY WORD!" following the pair's routine.
While Charlie and James somewhat lacked the comedy factor in their performance, their routine is certainly different from the other celebrities to get them some support. We reckon the pair are currently on course for a top three finish on Saturday's final show.
The runner up of heat two was wacky comic Noel Fielding, who had many viewers in stitches with his beautifully poetic take on Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights', scarily accurately recreating the original 1978 video. Dressed in a stunning red dress and accompanied by a face full of flawless make up, Noel won over the judges in order to get a spot in the final. Comedian Lee Mac joked: "This young lady came out here and was happy to be herself so she's my winner!"
While Noel's performance was very funny for those who know Kate Bush's video, we fear a lot of the content may well go over the heads of many viewers so don't think Noel will be in with a shot of winning come Saturday.
English actor and comedian Ade Edmondson won the viewers' vote in last weekend's third and final heat, beating off tough competition from fellow comics Marcus Brigstocke and Iain Lee to win the round. Pirouetting around the Let's Dance stage in a pale pink tutu to The Dying Swan, Ade's performance definitely provided the laugh factor. A surprise entrance from Ade's long-term co-worker Rik Mayall only added to the already fabulous routine. Jo Brand told him: “Really, really moving, that nearly turned me into a proper woman.”
Meanwhile John Bishop commented: "You made Natalie Portman in the film Black Swan look like Anne Widdecombe, you nailed it.”
With a very unusual routine packed full of laughs we certainly think Ade has a strong enough act to go all the way on Saturday, but right now we're predicting he'll be runner up to Russel Kane.
The sixth and final act through to the final was the 80s Super Group, consisting of Chesney Hawkes, Toyah Willcox, Claire Grogan and Limahl. The group rocked out to the Grease hit 'Grease Lightning' last Saturday in order to convince the judges to save them over Caroline Flack and Joe Swash. Panelist Felix Dextor commented: "Energy, style, elegence... it was fantastic! And coming from a group with a combined age of 200... it was wonderful!"
While Felix seemed to appreicate the 80s stars' interpretation of the classic musical hit, we didn't rate it too much and don't think the group had a chance in Saturday's final.
Tune into the Let's Dance for Comic Relief final on BBC One this Saturday at 7:10PM