Strictly Come Dancing's Ore Oduba was GLAD to be in the dance off


Ore Oduba has revealed he was actually sort of glad to be in Strictly Come Dancing's dance off on Sunday.

On Saturday, Ore and pro partner Joanne Clifton danced the Salsa to ‘Turn The Beat Around’ by Vicki Sue Robinson.

However the pair - who are one of the tips to win - found themselves in the bottom two against Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice.

After both couples performed their routines again, the judges saved Ore unanimously as Laura bowed out of the competition.

Joanne Clifton, Ore Oduba
Joanne Clifton, Ore Oduba

Speaking on It Takes Two tonight, Ore said: "I think at this stage of the competition because everyone is so good, we were prepared to be in the bottom two.

"That doesn't make it any nicer but the only thing was, I loved that doing that salsa. We had such an incredible week learning it, we had so much fun. To get to do it twice was quite nice actually."

Sports broadcaster Ore continued: "Jo's right, you have to keep upping your game. I think we said this when we did the Charleston that any step wrong can put you in jeopardy.

"No one is safe, we've just got to keep bringing our game."

Ore went on to admit that 'victory' in the dance off was bittersweet.

He said: "I looked at Jo and I could see she meant business. It's not nice, the worst thing was being in the dance off with Laura and Gio, who we absolutely love.

Joanne Clifton, Ore Oduba
Joanne Clifton, Ore Oduba

"I couldn't think of a worse scenario in this competition then face off against those guys."

Ore and Joanne will be dancing the Rumba to 'Ordinary People' by John Legend

The remaining eight couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 12th November at 6:55pm with the results show on Sunday 13th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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