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Justin Timberlake on That Time He Dodged Flying ‘Bottles of Urine’ on Stage (Video)

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Justin Timberlake on That Time He Dodged Flying ‘Bottles of Urine’ on Stage (Video)
Justin Timberlake subscribes to the philosophy that “the show must go on”… even when plastic bottles filled with urine are being chucked at him.

The “Mirrors” singer recounted on “The Graham Norton Show” Friday one particularly traumatizing concert performance around the beginning of his solo career that went horribly wrong after Mick Jagger had asked him to join a festival lineup that included rock legends like The Rolling Stones and Acdc in Toronto, Ontario.

Timberlake was on stage, singing his heart out when things got… messy.

Also Read: That Time Zac Efron and Michael Jackson Made Each Other Cry (Video)

“All of a sudden, bottles of urine were then thrown on the stage,” Timberlake said, as fellow guests Anna Kendrick, Oti Mabuse and Alan Carr listened in horror. “I was trying to at least remember lyrics that I actually wrote to the first song I’m singing. I still have a lot of trauma.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: week 10 results – as it happened

Six couples survived Blackpool. But who didn’t make it to next week’s quarter-final Musicals special?

7.59pm GMT

Saffron and Aj take to the floor for their last dance, to ‘Last Dance’ by Donna Summer, because it’s their last dance.

So that’s it for another week on Strictly! Thanks for joining in, and thanks again to Alex for facilitating my Elstree jaunt yesterday – he’s @alexneedham74 on Twitter, and I’m @heidistephens. Next week is Musicals Week, which is basically Movie Week with considerably fewer dances. Curtain up is at 7.10pm, so I’ll see you then! Have a great week, Hx

7.56pm GMT

We get a highlight of Saffron and Aj’s best bits - it’s very clear that Strictly has been a huge deal for Saffron, and she should be hugely proud of how far she’s come.

I do worry that she might
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Strictly's Oti Mabuse: 'I still wear £5 leggings – I work for the BBC!'

She conquered Strictly while still living in a bedsit. Now the dancing multi-linguist and trained engineer is making the leap into musicals – where she’s planning to ‘go crazy’

Glamour is often an illusion. When Oti Mabuse relocated to London in 2015 to work on Strictly Come Dancing, she moved into a bedsit. “Not even a one-bedroom flat,” she says. “It was like a little single bed with a mini fridge and half a cupboard and everybody sharing the same shower.” But come Saturday night, there she’d be at the centre of TV’s glammest show, doused in sequins, shimmering across the dancefloor, queen of everything – then it was back to that tiny bedroom to choreograph the next week’s routines, like Cinderella doing the cha-cha-cha.

Mabuse, the champion Latin dancer from South Africa, won over Strictly audiences with her effusive warmth and whip-cracking coaching style. She pulled off the
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The disturbing racial bias of The Greatest Dancer

From Strictly to Big Brother, race issues have blighted TV talent shows before. But is this the most egregious example yet?

Russian-trained ballet dancer Yassaui Mergaliyev steps up to perform. For two minutes, he does a staggering routine of superhuman spins and mid-air split jumps to try and wow the studio audience of BBC’s The Greatest Dancer. The presenters, Jordan Banjo and Alesha Dixon, have their jaws on the floor. The celebrity dance captains Cheryl, Oti Mabuse and Matthew Morrison are screaming themselves hoarse: “You have to vote for this guy!” But the Kazakh dancer does not get enough votes to go through to the next round. Someone in the crowd yawns. “It just wasn’t that exciting, was it?” another audience member whispers to her neighbour.

The BBC’s latest Saturday night competition has a unique twist: it hands the “power to the people” (and we all know
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‘Glee’s Matthew Morrison To Star In Simon Cowell’s BBC One Entertainment Format ‘The Greatest Dancer’

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‘Glee’s Matthew Morrison To Star In Simon Cowell’s BBC One Entertainment Format ‘The Greatest Dancer’
Glee’s Matthew Morrison is to star in Simon Cowell’s British entertainment format The Greatest Dancer.

The American actor, who has starred in a number of Broadway hits including Finding Neverland, will present the series alongside former Girls Aloud star Cheryl Tweedy and Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse. The trio will make up the panel of Dance Captains in the BBC One show, which is hosted by Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo.

Auditions for The Greatest Dancer, a co-production between creator Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia’s Thames, are taking place in Birmingham ahead of its launch in 2019.

The show marks Cowell’s first co-pro for the BBC, having launched a number of shows on rival ITV. The broadcaster has ordered eight episodes of the entertainment format for Saturday night. The series will feature a host of talent from across the world of dance as they give the performances
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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: the launch night – as it happened

Glitter gang, unite! Strictly is back and there’s a whole new batch of ballroom stars waiting to be paired with their partners. You joined us for every sparkling second

8.41pm BST

So that was the first instalment. There might not have been any big stars, but there was charm, glitter and great moves by the bucketful. Thanks very much for joining me. Here’s a final thought from sojomo.

I had forgotten how long it goes on.

Legs crossed time.

Must remember for the coming weeks: really shouldn't have so much to drink.

8.36pm BST

So judging by the group dance to Kenny Loggins’s Footloose, Chizzy is a useful mover, Debbie McGee can dance, Charlotte Hawkins has all the animation of a fossil and the hip-thrusting Rev is this year’s Ed Balls.

8.34pm BST

So that’s it, everyone’s paired off and Strictly 2017 can commence. Bruno
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Strictly Come Dancing: week seven – as it happened

Did Ed Balls live to boogie another week? We followed every step as another couple left the Strictly dancefloor

7.58pm GMT

So that’s it for another Strictly week! We’ve made it past the half way point of the series, and things are starting to hot up on the Strictly dancefloor.

I’m sorry this weekend has been a bit...alternative, but I’m in the liveblog chair every week now until the very end. So that’s pre-Blackpool, Blackpool, post-Blackpool, quarter-finals, semi-finals, Grand Final. Thank you as ever for joining in, have a brilliant week, and I’ll see you at 6.55pm next Saturday!

7.57pm GMT

Laura and Giovanni take to the floor to shaggy-haired 80s crooner Michael Bolton’s ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?’ Think of the lie-ins, Laura.

7.54pm GMT

All the judges vote to keep Ore and Joanne, which means Laura And Giovanni are out of Strictly.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff are the third couple to exit

Daniel O'Donnell and his professional partner Kristina Rihanoff have become the third couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair found themselves in the dance-off against Kirsty Gallacher and Brendan Cole, after the judges' scores were combined with the viewers' votes.

Strictly Come Dancing Week Four: All the scores and judges' comments

O'Donnell and Rihanoff performed their American Smooth to Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me To The Moon', while Gallacher and Cole did their paso doble to U2's 'Beautiful Day'.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Gallacher and Cole, sending O'Donnell and Rihanoff home.

Head judge Len Goodman said he agreed with his fellow judges' decision.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 live blog: Week Four as it happened

After his elimination, O'Donnell stated that he had "absolutely" enjoyed his time on the show.

"What I have given [to the show], I have received tenfold,
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Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe announces engagement

Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Lowe has announced that she is engaged.

The professional dancer will tie the knot with company director James Knibbs, and told Hello! that she is "very excited, happy and proud".

Natalie is currently competing in this series of Strictly Come Dancing, and is paired with Ainsley Harriott.

The couple found themselves in the bottom two in yesterday's show, but survived the dance-off against Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse.

Natalie only had good things to say about Ainsley, calling him "full of beans".

"He is 58 - the oldest in the competition - but he's given the young 'uns a run for their money," she said.

Strictly Come Dancing airs next weekend on Saturday, October 17 at 6.30pm and Sunday, October 18 at 7.15pm on BBC One.
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Will Young will perform on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

Will Young has been booked for Strictly Come Dancing.

The singer revealed that he will be performing his single 'Joy' on this weekend's results show.

So excited to perform Joy on @bbcstrictly this Sunday!! pic.twitter.com/sRri4W0ekZ

Will Young (@will_young31) October 12, 2015

Anthony Ogogo became the second celebrity to be eliminated this series, alongside professional dancer Oti Mabuse.

Following his exit, he admitted that he found it difficult to compete against those with previous dance experience.

"Other people will get their dance, be it paso or foxtrot or whatever they've got to do, and a lot of the guys who have danced before, all they've really got to do is learn the routine," he said.

Strictly Come Dancing airs next weekend on Saturday, October 17 at 6.30pm and Sunday, October 18 at 7.15pm on BBC One.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse are the second couple to exit

Anthony Ogogo and his professional partner Oti Mabuse have become the second couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair found themselves in the dance-off against Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe, after the judges' scores were combined with the viewers' votes.

Strictly Come Dancing Week Three: All the scores and judges' comments

Ogogo and Mabuse performed their paso doble to 'Eye of the Tiger' from Rocky 3, and Harriott and Lowe cha-cha'd to 'Boogie Wonderland' from Happy Feet.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Harriott and Lowe, sending Ogogo and Mabuse home.

Head judge Len Goodman said he agreed with his fellow judges' decision.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 live blog: Week Three as it happened

After his elimination, Ogogo stated that his time on the show had been "brilliant" and praised his partner.

"I want to thank Oti, she has been amazing,
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Strictly Come Dancing's Anthony Ogogo: 'I'll take on Len, Bruno and Craig in the ring'

Anthony Ogogo has come out swinging after his exit from Strictly Come Dancing.

The boxer says that he believes the judges all scored him harshly and that, apart from Darcey Bussell, they didn't say goodbye after his exit.

"I do think the judges were quite critical of me. From the first week, I think I was scored quite harshly," he said.

Ogogo added that he felt, despite working with professional partner Oti Mabuse on righting previous errors, the judges never highlighted his improvements and just found more things to criticise.

"In my opinion, when other dancers weren't as technically brilliant as Helen George or Jay McGuiness, they'd attack it with strength, power, energy and enthusiasm," he said. "They were getting, 'Well done, it was good, you brought the energy'.

"Whereas if I did the same thing it was, 'Your feet weren't good enough, your hands are wrong and your arms are wrong'.
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Anthony Ogogo wasn't very happy about having to dance to Rocky on Strictly

Anthony Ogogo has been eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing - and the boxer reckons his exit may have been influenced by bad song choices.

Ogogo and his partner Oti Mabuse danced the Paso Doble to 'Eye of the Tiger' from Rocky last night, but Ogogo tells Digital Spy that he wasn't too impressed with the production's decision.

"I actually had a feeling that yesterday's song choice wasn't the best," he said. "I'm a boxer, it's Movie Week, let's do Rocky – I do get it.

"But at 6.30 on a Saturday evening, it's a family show and there's me with a sour face in front of the camera. It looks quite aggressive. But that's the routine the production wanted us to have.

"I'm a big James Bond fan, I'd have much rather have done a James Bond number or a Disney number, something family-orientated. But production were very adamant that I had to do this.
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Strictly's Anthony Ogogo: 'I'm gutted I didn't get to show what I can do'

Strictly Come Dancing's Anthony Ogogo has said that his injured arm may have destroyed his chances of progressing in the show.

The boxer, who was voted off the show tonight after scoring 19 in his Rocky-themed Paso Doble with partner Oti Mabuse, said that he'd been hoping to stay in the competition long enough to recover from his injury.

"This week is the first week I've been able to clean my teeth with my right hand because I couldn't even get my hand up that high," he said.

"Not being able to move my arm around has definitely hindered me, which is a shame because I hoped that eventually, because of my lack of dance ability... I think my shoulder should have been healed 12 weeks post-operation, which is in about four weeks time.

Catch up on all the judges comments and the scores from this week's Strictly

"I hoped by
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Did the Strictly judges make the right call? Vote in our poll!

After a dramatic, movie-themed weekend of Strictly Come Dancing, it was Anthony Ogogo's time to take off the boxing gloves and leave the sequinned ring.

Boxer Ogogo and his partner Oti Mabuse faced the dance-off alongside chef Ainsley Harriott and his partner Natalie Lowe, but it was Ogogo's turn to go as all four judges opted to save Harriott and Lowe.

Ogogo was graceful in defeat, saying: "It's been brilliant. I want to thank Oti, she has been amazing.

"I feel sorry for her because she got lumbered with me - I can't dance and I've got a poorly little shoulder. She's done a wonderful job with me, so thank you."

But should Ogogo have left or did he have more to give to the competition? Vote in our poll below:
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Strictly Come Dancing goes to the movies: All the best tweets from tonight's show

Week three of Strictly Come Dancing was movie night, ensuring an array of ridiculous costumes and routines. It also saw its fair share of drama (thanks to Len), and the highest score of the series so far!

Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say, and so Digital Spy rounded up the best reactions of the evening for your pleasure. Enjoy!

The opening number, being movie week, was naturally theatrical:

You'd have to be a dried up piece of crust not to Love #Strictly's wonderful opening to Movie Week. Either that or a Daily Mail reader.

— Lorna Cooper (@Coops_tv) October 10, 2015

Just as well Iwan left. Don't think I could have coped with a rhumba to Chariots of Fire #Scd

— Lily Tomlinson (@lilyvtomlinson) October 10, 2015

How Fab-u-lous was dat opening number on #Strictly

— Rose (@MsRoseCavalier) October 10, 2015

The VTs started to get on peoples' nerves slightly:

Just once I'd like a celebrity to go,
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Strictly Come Dancing Week 3: All the dances, judges' comments and scores

It's week 3 of Strictly Come Dancing, and with the first couple voted off last week the heat really is on.

Digital Spy was watching along and have rounded up all of the scores and judges comments.

1. Carol Kirkwood & Pasha Kovalev dancing the quickstep to 'Wash That Man' from South Pacific: 3+5+5+4=17

Bruno: "It's not quite a tropical heatwave, more a lukewarm breeze. You looked like you were shuffling on damp sand. It was a very difficult dance - you need to sort out the frame."

Len: "I thought that routine had far more content than previous weeks. I love the way you come out and enjoy yourself, and it made me enjoy it. A lovely bubbly dance."

2. Anthony Ogogo & Oti Mabuse dancing the Paso Doble to 'Eye of the Tiger' from Rocky: 4+6+5+4=19

Darcey: "It's your best dance so far, you have this energy – in your body, when you pose,
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Strictly Come Dancing: Who will be the star of Movie Week? Live blog

As if Strictly Come Dancing wasn't sparkly enough, it's time to inject some of the magic of Hollywood - that's right, it's Movie Week! The celebs and their partners will be boogying on down to some classic tunes from cinema, but who will come out on top?

We'll be here hoping for some serious movie-level drama, so grab the popcorn and join us from 6.20pm when the show begins and we'll bring you all the action.

20:25Right, that's it for tonight's show! Who was your favourite? Who do you think will be in the dance-off tomorrow? Let us know all your thoughts below and stick with DS for all the Strictly coverage you need...

20:19Right, here's the leaderboard - Jay is right up at the top followed by Kellie and Helen. Down at the bottom is Carol, with Anthony and Ainsley making up the bottom three. And get dialling/clicking,
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015: It's Movie Week! Get the song and dance list here

Strictly Come Dancing is getting even more glitz and glamour than normal this weekend - it's Movie Week! The 14 remaining celebs and their partners will be going all Hollywood to perform to songs from the cinema, but what exactly can you expect?

1. Ainsley Harriott & Natalie Lowe

Dance: Cha Cha

Song: 'Boogie Wonderland' - Happy Feet

2. Anita Rani & Gleb Savchenko

Dance: American Smooth

Song: 'Unchained Melody' - Ghost

3. Anthony Ogogo & Oti Mabuse

Dance: Paso Doble

Song: 'Eye of the Tiger' - Rocky

4. Carol Kirkwood & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'Wash That Man' - South Pacific

5. Daniel O'Donnell & Kristina Rihanoff

Dance: Cha Cha

Song: 'Summer Nights' - Grease

6. Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice

Dance: Rumba

Song: 'Writing's on the Wall' - Spectre

7. Helen George & Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance: Foxtrot

Song: 'I Wanna Be Loved By You' - Some Like It Hot

8. Jamelia & Tristan MacManus

Dance: Salsa

Song: 'Heaven Must Be Missing
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Strictly Come Dancing Week 2: All the dances, scores and judges' comments

It's week two of Strictly Come Dancing, and all 15 contestants have taken to the dance floor before the first elimination tomorrow evening (October 4).

Digital Spy was of course watching, and has rounded up all the judges' scores and comments, along with videos of the dances.

1. Jamelia and Tristan MacManus dance the cha-cha to 'Don't Cha' by The Pussycat Dolls: 4-6-5-6 = 21

Darcey: "Very cheeky and very hot and you had that until the end. With performances like that, you will go places."

Bruno: "She's turned into a wild pussycat! A good attitude and you did it well. Len is right, you have to work on technique... I like to see the wild animal in you!"

2. Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff dance the Charleston to 'Let's Misbehave' by Cole Porter: 5-6-6-6 = 23

Craig: "You need to be a lot more higher up on toes, more swivel, make
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