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Strictly Come Dancing: Alfonso Ribeiro steals the show with iconic Fresh Prince Of Bel Air routine

He stepped in to replace Bruno Tonioli for one week only during Saturday’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

And Alfonso Ribeiro certainly stole the show as he took to the dance floor to perform his iconic Prince Of Bel Air routine to Sugarhill Gang’s Apache (Jump on It) alongside TV presenter Mike Bushell.

Mike and his partner Katya Jone’s routine was widely panned by the judges however the actor couldn’t resist hopping over the judging table and onto centre stage to showcase his legendary moves.

Stealing the show! Alfonso Ribeiro certainly stole the show as he took to the dance floor to perform his iconic Prince Of Bel Air routine to Sugarhill Gang’s Apache (Jump on It) alongside TV presenter Mike Bushell

Following Mike and Katya’s routine, Motsi and Shirley couldn’t hide their laughter as Shirley commented: ‘You love a crowd pleaser! But lets not talk about the Samba!’

Giving Alfonso a run for his money were Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard, who managed to top the leader board despite Saffron struggling with a back injury and being unable to rehearse properly. 

The dynamic duo received rave reviews for their Fox Trot to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York and were told by Craig that they had left him ‘surprised’ with this week’s routine.

Top of the pops! Giving Alfonso a run for his money were Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard, who managed to top the leader board despite Saffron struggling with a back injury and being unable to rehearse properly

Top of the pops! Giving Alfonso a run for his money were Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard, who managed to top the leader board despite Saffron struggling with a back injury and being unable to rehearse properly

Flawless: The dynamic duo received rave reviews for their Fox Trot to Frank Sinatra's New York, New York and were told by Craig that they had left him 'surprised' with this week's routine

Flawless: The dynamic duo received rave reviews for their Fox Trot to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York and were told by Craig that they had left him ‘surprised’ with this week’s routine

Taking to Instagram Stories on Tuesday, the YouTube star, 20, shared a candid post admitting that she was struggling to get through training, before later sharing with fans that the pain has even stopped her from sleeping. 

In a video during training Saffron wrote: ‘I’m actually in so much pain. I really hurt my back on Saturday. We actually can’t get through today. We can’t do it.’

Ever the supportive partner, AJ insisted that they would soldier on, saying: ‘No, it’s going well. It’s just that we have to do specific points. There’s a lot of cane work in there which is amazing but we are just being sensible.’

Can't resist! Mike and his partner Katya Jone's routine was widely panned by the judges however the actor couldn't resist hopping over the judging table and onto centre stage to showcase his legendary moves

Can’t resist! Mike and his partner Katya Jone’s routine was widely panned by the judges however the actor couldn’t resist hopping over the judging table and onto centre stage to showcase his legendary moves

Jokers: Following Mike and Katya's routine, Motsi and Shirley couldn't hide their laughter as Shirley commented: 'You love a crowd pleaser! But lets not talk about the Samba!'

Jokers: Following Mike and Katya’s routine, Motsi and Shirley couldn’t hide their laughter as Shirley commented: ‘You love a crowd pleaser! But lets not talk about the Samba!’

Second place: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse were first to take to the dance floor after sweeping three nines during last week's routine, but still managed to only bag second place

Second place: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse were first to take to the dance floor after sweeping three nines during last week’s routine, but still managed to only bag second place

Their scores matched the comments as Craig gave them a nine, Motsi a ten, Shirley a nine and Alfonso a ten, which gave them a total of 38 all together. 

Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse were first to take to the dance floor during Saturday’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing after sweeping three nines during last week’s routine, but still managed to only bag second place.

They were back to work their dance magic to Aston Merrygold’s Get Stupid as they took to the floor to perform a fast-paced Cha Cha Cha. 

However ahead of the live show Oti had a surprise for Kelvin as she organised for Aston to accompany them in training.   

Star guest: During the routine the camera panned to Cheryl, who was in attendance during this week's show

Star guest: During the routine the camera panned to Cheryl, who was in attendance during this week’s show

Silencing his own doubts, Kelvin said: ‘If in doubt think you’re Alijaz he’s got this amazing smile and does things so sexy – if I could be anyone I’d be him!’ 

Oti hoped to reassure him: ‘It’s okay to lose your inhibition and just get into the dance.’

During the routine the camera panned to Cheryl, who was in attendance during this week’s show. 

Following a sexually charged Cha Cha Cha, Shirley told them: ‘You definitely brought lots of sunshine! Cool, took it in your stride. What I’d like to continue is a strong leg action for more fluidity, you’re a great performer but I want you to start working on flow.’

Referencing Kelvin’s killer hip action, Alfonso told him: ‘It’s great to be back, but it’s better to see that! As a race car driver, there’s a thing called driving fro mtge seat of your car, and the seat of your car had the ladies hot!’

Wow! They were back to work their dance magic to Aston Merrygold's Get Stupid as they took to the floor to perform a fast-paced Cha Cha Cha

Wow! They were back to work their dance magic to Aston Merrygold’s Get Stupid as they took to the floor to perform a fast-paced Cha Cha Cha

Quick to put a damper on the complementary chat, Craig added: ‘Thought you were a little bit stiff, it’s what Shirley was suggesting but I get booed!

Mosti told them: ‘You have such great foot speed, and there were so many rhythms of Cha Cha, you had everything in place! You kept the energy, you gave me flirty, you gave me oh-oh that’s what I need for a Cha Cha!’

During their sexy routine Cheryl was spotted in the audience.

However ahead of the live show Oti had a surprise for Kelvin as she organised for Aston to accompany them in training

However ahead of the live show Oti had a surprise for Kelvin as she organised for Aston to accompany them in training

Following the routine Kelvin said: ‘I was so nervous! I didn’t know the steps as I was going into it.’ Also noting that his brother was watching from the audience, he said: ‘He’s my best mate I idolise him!’

Kelvin and Oti continued to rule the leaderboard as they were awarded 33 in total from the judges.     

After being spotted looking cosy David and Nadiya were back to try and champion the Jive.

Killing it: After being spotted looking cosy David and Nadiya were back to try and champion the Jive

Killing it: After being spotted looking cosy David and Nadiya were back to try and champion the Jive

Referencing their close friendship, David joked during training: ‘It’s fun, which is apart of the problem because the fun gets in the way of the learning. Nadiya added: ‘We’ve had loads of fun but now we need to get serious and enjoy it.’

Following the routine, Alfonso said: ‘It’s got to be really hard at 6’5 to do the Jive. You made a couple of mistakes but one of the things I want you to do is just scream – let it out! David screams. Just let it go, have some fun and let it all hang out.’

Craig added: ‘No amount of screaming is going to fix that, it was full of timing issues and mistakes. Because you’re so tall you have to be ahead of the beat. It needs more energy. Your body is moving much more freely though.’

Dance stars: Next up was Catherine Tyldesley Johannes Radebe, who embraced at the end of the dance as Johannes told her it was a pleasure - however the couple received mixed reviews before being awarded 28

Dance stars: Next up was Catherine Tyldesley Johannes Radebe, who embraced at the end of the dance as Johannes told her it was a pleasure – however the couple received mixed reviews before being awarded 28

Slammed: 'Craig said: 'I didn't feel in that dance you danced as one unit, felt like you were fighting and the footwork was a bit sloppy. I loved your head placement an change of directions, it had drive and purpose'

Slammed: ‘Craig said: ‘I didn’t feel in that dance you danced as one unit, felt like you were fighting and the footwork was a bit sloppy. I loved your head placement an change of directions, it had drive and purpose’

Motsi said: ‘If you looked good at the upper half I was pleased, there were a lot of mistakes but you couldn’t see it in your face so your stage presence is improving. We need the upper and lower half on point.’

Shirley complemented them: ‘You had good basic content, and what had improved was when you made mistakes you picked up and moved up. I applaud your efforts.’

Upon returning backstage, Claudia Winkleman referenced the fact David’s mum was in the audience however things turned slightly awkward when David replied: ‘Yes my mum who doesn’t like cameras!’

Motsi added: 'I feel every time I see you you give me variety, it's interesting to watch you and see your grow! You need to work on your resistance so that you have speed and are sharper'

Motsi added: ‘I feel every time I see you you give me variety, it’s interesting to watch you and see your grow! You need to work on your resistance so that you have speed and are sharper’

Back at it! After topping the leader board last week, Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden were back to prove they weren't a one week wonder with their Samba to Who Let The Dogs Out

Back at it! After topping the leader board last week, Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden were back to prove they weren’t a one week wonder with their Samba to Who Let The Dogs Out

The duo only scored 16 out of 40, and their feelings on the total was clear to see as when Claudia read out the total and described it as disappointing, David simply replied: ‘Yep!’

WEEK 5 LEADER BOARD 

1. Saffron and AJ – 38 points

2. Karim and Amy – 36 points

3. Emma and Aljaz – 36 points

4. Kelvin and Oti – 33 points

5. Alex and Neil – 33 points

6. Will and Janette – 32 points

7. Michelle and Giovanni – 29 points

8. Catherine and Johannes – 28 points

9. Emma and Anton – 26 points

10. Chris and Karen – 25 points

11. Mike and Katya – 21 points

12. David and Nadiya – 16 points

Next up was Catherine Tyldesley Johannes Radebe, who embraced at the end of the dance as Johannes told her it was a pleasure – however the couple received mixed reviews before being awarded 28.

Craig said: ‘I didn’t feel in that dance you danced as one unit, felt like you were fighting and the footwork was a bit sloppy. I loved your head placement an change of directions, it had drive and purpose.’

Motsi added: ‘I feel every time I see you you give me variety, it’s interesting to watch you and see your grow! You need to work on your resistance so that you have speed and are sharper.’

After topping the leader board last week, Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden were back to prove they weren’t a one week wonder with their Samba to Who Let The Dogs Out – they finished in second place. 

They were met with a warm reception from Motsi, who said: ‘You gave me more than a party! We should rename the song to who let Karim out!’

Alfonso added: ‘My man you can dance! You brought the dogs in, you fed them and you let them back out!’ 

Craig also said: ‘You need to smooth out your side-to-side, your taking to big a step. You dance too hard for me sometimes, it needs to look really liquid but you really belt into them. But I loved it of course!’

They couple scored 36 altogether and came second overall.  

They let the dogs out! They were met with a warm reception from Motsi, who said: 'You gave me more than a party! We should rename the song to who let Karim out!'

They let the dogs out! They were met with a warm reception from Motsi, who said: ‘You gave me more than a party! We should rename the song to who let Karim out!’

Alfonso added: 'My man you can dance! You brought the dogs in, you fed them and you let them back out!

Alfonso added: ‘My man you can dance! You brought the dogs in, you fed them and you let them back out!

Next to perform was Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice.

Michelle received a bouquet of followers from her daughters Lily and Lola, which only spurred the TV personality on to give her all in this week’s Rumba. 

She and her dance partner Giovanni performed to Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes and following the steamy routine, Michelle admitted: ‘My kids are probably freaking out!’

So sweet! Michelle received a bouquet of followers from her daughters Lily and Lola, which only spurred the TV personality on to give her all in this week's Rumba

So sweet! Michelle received a bouquet of followers from her daughters Lily and Lola, which only spurred the TV personality on to give her all in this week’s Rumba

Raunchy: She and her dance partner Giovanni performed to Sam Smith's Too Good At Goodbyes and following the steamy routine, Michelle admitted: 'My kids are probably freaking out!'

Raunchy: She and her dance partner Giovanni performed to Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes and following the steamy routine, Michelle admitted: ‘My kids are probably freaking out!’

Shirley told them: ‘The basic elements were there, it’s elegant… but it lacked ooze and sensual part of the party – it needs a lot more through the centre. It’s a slow dance, it’s difficult but you executed it very well.’

‘I love the connection and this push and pull you have! Sometimes you have to make a man chase you, and you made him!’

Craig added: ‘I’m not chasing darling! It didn’t ooze for me, this dance needs continuous movement, it’s very odd. I think with time you would get it. The storytelling is explosive. But I think in a couple of weeks you’ll be capable of doing this.’ 

They were award 29 points in total following mixed reviews.  

Shirley told them: 'The basic elements were there, it's elegant... but it lacked ooze and sensual part of the party - it needs a lot more through the centre. It's a slow dance, it's difficult but you executed it very well'

Shirley told them: ‘The basic elements were there, it’s elegant… but it lacked ooze and sensual part of the party – it needs a lot more through the centre. It’s a slow dance, it’s difficult but you executed it very well’ 

Will Bayley and his pro partner Janette Manara didn’t leave a dry eye in the house as they performed their contemporary Couple’s Choice routine, after he discussed his arthrogryposis and revealed he was diagnosed with cancer aged seven. 

The dance couple dedicated their routine to the patients and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and their routine told the story of how Will was born with the condition.

Will Bayley discussed his condition during routine and spoke about his upbringing, he said: ‘I had so much support and love around me. It gave me so much confidence and made me who I am.’

Storytelling: Will Bayley and his pro partner Janette Manara didn't leave a dry eye in the house as they performed their contemporary Couple's Choice routine, after he discussed his arthrogryposis and revealed he was diagnosed with cancer aged seven

Storytelling: Will Bayley and his pro partner Janette Manara didn’t leave a dry eye in the house as they performed their contemporary Couple’s Choice routine, after he discussed his arthrogryposis and revealed he was diagnosed with cancer aged seven

Wow: The dance couple dedicated their routine to the patients and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and their routine told the story of how Will was born with the condition

Wow: The dance couple dedicated their routine to the patients and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and their routine told the story of how Will was born with the condition

Fighting back tears, Alfonso said: ‘You gave me chills. That was incredible inspiring. there will be young boys and girls who watch that routine and know anything is possible.’

Craig added: ‘Emotional storytelling, a complete inspiration. However you need more free movement in your chest… but you were hitting with purpose it was great!’

Unable to speak through her tears Motsi passed the baton to Shirley, who said he brings hope to the national and added that it was a beautiful number which was very well executed, before they revealed a total of 32 points. 

Fighting back tears, Alfonso said: 'You gave me chills. That was incredible inspiring. there will be young boys and girls who watch that routine and know anything is possible'

Fighting back tears, Alfonso said: ‘You gave me chills. That was incredible inspiring. there will be young boys and girls who watch that routine and know anything is possible’

Emotional: Unable to speak through her tears Motsi passed the baton to Shirley, who said he brings hope to the national and added that it was a beautiful number which was very well execute, before they revealed a total of 32 points

Emotional: Unable to speak through her tears Motsi passed the baton to Shirley, who said he brings hope to the national and added that it was a beautiful number which was very well execute, before they revealed a total of 32 points

Also catching the judges attention during the night was Alex Scott and Neil Jones, who performed a stunning Charleston and were told they had a ‘lovely dynamic’ following weeks of ‘curse’ speculation.

Shirley told them: ‘There’s a lovely dynamic between the two of you. ‘It was a case of the right song is right for the right person. You came out of your shell and now you’re a wonderful butterfly.’

The couple scored an impressive 33 points in total. 

Killing it: Also catching the judges attention during the night was Alex Scott and Neil Jones, who performed a stunning Charleston and were told they had a 'lovely dynamic' following weeks of 'curse' speculation

Killing it: Also catching the judges attention during the night was Alex Scott and Neil Jones, who performed a stunning Charleston and were told they had a ‘lovely dynamic’ following weeks of ‘curse’ speculation

Shirley told them: 'There's a lovely dynamic between the two of you. 'It was a case of the right song is right for the right person. You came out of your shell and now you're a wonderful butterfly'

Shirley told them: ‘There’s a lovely dynamic between the two of you. ‘It was a case of the right song is right for the right person. You came out of your shell and now you’re a wonderful butterfly’

During week five of the dance show Anton du Beke and Emma Barton proved they were ready to steal the show as they stormed the dance floor with a steamy Paso Doble to Miley Cyrys’ Nothing Breaks like a heart.

However Craig was less than impressed with their routine as he told them it looked like a sack of potatoes, despite being awarded a 5 by Craig the rest of the judges all gave a 7, giving them 26 points in total. 

Emma Weymouth and Aljaž Škorjanec performed a stunning The Viennese Waltz to Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You and reaped the rewards for their flawless routine.

Amazing: Emma Weymouth and Aljaž Škorjanec performed a stunning The Viennese Waltz to Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You and reaped the rewards for their flawless routine

Amazing: Emma Weymouth and Aljaž Škorjanec performed a stunning The Viennese Waltz to Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You and reaped the rewards for their flawless routine

Stunning: Aljaz couldn't contain his glee as he beamed with delight following the results which were all nines from the four judges, giving them a total of 36

Stunning: Aljaz couldn’t contain his glee as he beamed with delight following the results which were all nines from the four judges, giving them a total of 36

Boogie nights: Second to last to perform was Chris Ramsey and his partner Karen Hauer, who were given 25 points

Boogie nights: Second to last to perform was Chris Ramsey and his partner Karen Hauer, who were given 25 points

Shirley gushed: ‘That was so beautiful, giving your hand and the top line, the feeling – every aspect was so beautiful!

‘It was an absolute miraculous recovery! How you must have worked on your frame. At the beginning it was mangled but this week it was beautiful.’ 

Aljaz couldn’t contain his glee as he beamed with delight following the results which were all nines from the four judges, giving them a total of 36.

Second to last to perform was Chris Ramsey and his partner Karen Hauer, who were given 25 points.

Stepping out: Earlier in the day Katya wrappd up warm in an all grey ensemble as she donned a 'happy' slogan T-shirt

Stepping out: Earlier in the day Katya wrappd up warm in an all grey ensemble as she donned a 'happy' slogan T-shirt

Stepping out: Earlier in the day Katya wrappd up warm in an all grey ensemble as she donned a ‘happy’ slogan T-shirt

Cosy: Giovanni Pernice was supported by his girlfriend Ashley Roberts as the couple left the hotel together

Cosy: Giovanni Pernice was supported by his girlfriend Ashley Roberts as the couple left the hotel together

Cosy: Giovanni Pernice was supported by his girlfriend Ashley Roberts as the couple left the hotel together

Bye babes! Ashley wrapped her arms around Giovanni as they had a sweet hug and kiss goodbye

Bye babes! Ashley wrapped her arms around Giovanni as they had a sweet hug and kiss goodbye

Bye babes! Ashley wrapped her arms around Giovanni as they had a sweet hug and kiss goodbye

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