Ranvir and Giovanni clearly impressed the Strictly Come Dancing judges this evening, with the pair scooping a total score of 27 out of a potential 30 following their dance routine to When Doves Cry by Prince. The visibly impressed judges dished out scores of eight, nine and 10, meaning the pair took third place on this week’s scoreboard.
As fans watched the latest Strictly Come Dancing performances this evening, body language expert Judi James was studying the body language of contestants and their dance partners.
Sharing her analysis with Express.co.uk, Judi said it was Ranvir and Giovanni who had the best chemistry on the dance floor this evening.
She said: “Ranvir needs to drop any inhibitions about the dreaded ‘Curse of Strictly’ and just marinate in the sexual sparks that the pair are able to produce out there on the dance floor instead, because wherever they sit on the leader board they are the only couple currently producing the kind of chemistry that will make us bored, Saturday-night-in-lockdown viewers stop mid-dunk with our biscuits and tea and sit staring open-mouthed at the sizzle produced on the screen.
“Even a glimpse of the couple in rehearsal was enough to showcase the intensity between them when they dance together.
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“Ranvir’s lack of body confidence might have shown as she over-launched politely into their lift rather than letting Giovanni do all the work, but the moment when they froze together at the end of their routine with their lips almost crushed together in a kiss was magical.”
The judges were clearly impressed tonight, but it’s down to viewers at home to decide on who ends up being saved from the bottom two and the dreaded dance off.
And, while there may still be eight couples in the competition, Judi suggested Ranvir and Giovanni’s body language could show a “winning trait”.
She explained: “Making the viewer feel like they’re intruding on something private is a winning trait during an Argentine Tango and they appeared to be achieving it.”
However, in her analysis, the body language expert warned she might not have secured the “emotional state” that’s needed to be crowned the winner.
“Ranvir still hasn’t quite captured the emotional state she might need to win, though,” commented Judi.
“She deflated after the dance and for a moment looked as though she might cry.
“She’s up against some incredibly self-confident celebrities this year and needs to laugh off any rumours and remember that Strictly sex sells when it’s confined to the dance floor like theirs.”
Earlier this week, Ranvir, 43, shut down any suggestion of a romance with her co-star Giovanni.
The single star addressed the so-called Strictly curse – something which refers to couples who have got together or split up following their time on the show.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the Good Morning Britain presenter exclaimed: “We both find the idea that we might get hit by the curse very funny – he is a 30-year-old man!”
Strictly Come Dancing returned to screens earlier this year for its 18th series.
This year, 12 couples have been battling it out to win the coveted Glitterball Trophy.
However, 2020 has seen a wealth of lifestyle changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Strictly Come Dancing cast have also had to adapt to government restrictions and rules.
Among a whole host of covid measures which have been put in place this year, the annual trip to Blackpool had to be cancelled.
As such, the contestants once again performed in Elstree Studios this evening, where they paid tribute to Blackpool, rather than performing in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.