It seems nerves were getting the better of the Strictly Come Dancing contestants during Saturday night’s show as the celebrities were plagued with mistakes.
As Week 5 of the BBC show kicked off the judges were upping their standards as they harshly critiqued the contestants.
Things didn’t get off to a good start as Nigel Harman kicked his partner Katya Jones after he messed up his footwork and was left making up the steps.
Later, Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer failed to impress the judges with their samba, leaving Shirley to question: ‘I don’t know what everyone had for their dinner but there’s a few mistakes going on.’
Commenting on the harsh comments from the judges, Claudia stated: ‘Craig is very Week 5 tonight.’
What is going on? Strictly stars are plagued with mistakes as Nigel KICKS Katya and Eddie’s samba leaves Shirley asking why there are so many errors in Saturday nights show
Mistakes! Later Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer failed to impress the judges with their samba as he made lots of footwork errors
Despite Nigel’s impressive salsa last Saturday, his foxtrot left the judges unimpressed as they picked up on his inaccurate footwork.
Speaking with Claudia, even the Casualty actor himself admitted: ‘I kicked Katya and then made up the steps for a bit.’
To which Katya replied: ‘I didn’t even notice the mistake, he was leading me through the dance.’
Meanwhile Eddie and Karen’s salsa left Motsi almost telling the comedian off, as she remarked: ‘The footwork should be better by now.’
They might have enjoyed his hip movement, but the technique was not enough.
Feeling very picky with their comments Craig earlier remarked that Annabel Croft’s Charleston had ‘no swivel’ as the judges commented that the nerves seemed to have got to her too.
Viewers seemed to be noticing the errors too, as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the first few performances.
One wrote: ‘Is it just me or does everyone seem to be nervous and tentative tonight so far? Did something happen backstage?’
Shocked: The first few performances left Shirley to question: ‘I don’t know what everyone had for their dinner but there’s a few mistakes going on’
Ooops: Nigel received 29 for his foxtrot after he admitted to ‘making up the steps’
‘The footwork should be better by now:’ Motsi told Eddie off after his performance
Fan reaction: The viewers also seemed to be noticing the mistakes this week
Picky: Craig remarked that Annabel Croft’s Charleston had ‘no swivel’ as the judges commented that the nerves seemed to have got to her too
Another added: ‘Sorry Eddie and Karen, but it ain’t happening tonight. Eddie you may have the movement in your hips, but your footwork tells a different story.
A third said: ‘All of the celebs are really dancing tonight like “ugh I have to do this s**t again?”’
A fourth chimed: ‘Little mistakes form the first few contestants this week.’
Yet it seemed Krishnan and Lauren saved the night with the quickstep as Shirley perked up.
‘That was probably so far the best dance of the night,’ she said.
Anton Du Beke also commented that ‘I know we bang on about technique and footwork and it’s all “yawn off’ but it make such a difference when you get the steps right.’