Saturday 1 October 2016

Strictly dances revealed: Daniel O'Donnell gearing up to dance the Charleston to Cole Porter

All 15 dances for this week's Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed

Published 30/09/2015 | 08:07

Daniel O’Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff
Daniel O’Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff
Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell is fervently practicing the steps to the Charlston this week as he gears up for his second dance on Strictly Come Dancing.

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Last week the Donegal star (53) and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff waltzed to When Irish Eyes are Smiling sung by the late Belfast star Ruby Murray.

Peter Andre picked up most points with his cha cha cha in Strictly Come Dancing (PA/BBC)
Peter Andre picked up most points with his cha cha cha in Strictly Come Dancing (PA/BBC)

This week they'll tackle the Charlston to Let's Misbehave by Cole Porter although Daniel is not best pleased with the challenge.

Speaking to Highland Radio yesterday before the dances were revealed he said, "I can't say what it is but it's the dance I didn't want.  It's a tough one .  It's not the Cha Cha but it will be very tough."

Daniel has some direct competition on the night from Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenco who will also dance the Charleston, to Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini.

The stars were not judged last week for their introductory dance but this week one couple of the 15 will be eliminated after the judging and public vote.

Helen George arriving at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2015 in Hertfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 1st September, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Helen George arriving at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2015 in Hertfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 1st September, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Here are the dances for week two:

Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe will dance the salsa to 'Don't Touch My Tomatoes' by Joséphine Baker

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko will dance the Charleston to 'Pencil Full Of Lead' by Paolo Nutini

Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse will dance the waltz to 'If You Don't Know Me by Now' by Simply Red.

Carol Kirkwood and Pasha Kovalev will dance the American Smooth by 'Isn't This a Lovely Day?' by Irving Berlin.

Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff will dance the Charleston to 'Let's Misbehave' by Cole Porter.

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice will dance the waltz to 'Georgia On My Mind' by Ray Charles.

Helen George and Aljaž Skorjanec will dance the cha-cha to 'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel.

Iwan Thomas and Ola Jordan will dance cha-cha to 'Sexy And I Know It' by LMFAO.

Jamelia and Tristan MacManus will dance the cha-cha to 'Don't Cha' by The Pussycat Dolls.

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani will dance the waltz to 'See the Day' by Dee C. Lee.

Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton will dance the American Smooth to 'Happy Together' by The Turtles.

Katie Derham and Anton du Beke will dance the tango to 'Telephone' by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé.

Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton will dance the cha-cha to 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' by Elton John and Kiki Dee .

Kirsty Gallacher and Brendan Cole will dance the salsa to 'Can't Touch It' by Ricki Lee.

Peter Andre and Janette Manrara will dance the quickstep to 'Valerie' by The Zutons

After last week's performances Peter Andre emerged the favourite.

BoyleSports have slashed Andre's odds as taking home the title to 2/1 with Helen George coming in as a close expected second at 5/1.

Actress Georgia May Foote and former The Wanted singer Jay McGuinness are tied at 7/1.

Read more: Peter Andre tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after red-hot cha cha cha

But our Irish hope Daniel O'Donnell is considered the underdog of the competition, with his odds at 20/1 to win.

Strictly Come Dancing airs at 6.20pm on Saturday on BBC One.

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