Maisie Smith to face Jamie Laing in Strictly elimination as new evidence emerges11/09/2020
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Mediaworks.co.uk predicted Jacqui Smith would be in the dance-off last week and it seems, Strictly Come Dancing fans will see Jamie Laing battling it out for his place in the competition once more. But who will he be facing? Well, data shows EastEnders star Maisie Smith will find also herself in the bottom two.
Over the past week, Mediaworks has analysed a sample of 1,000 tweets about each celebrity contestant to gauge public opinion on the 2020 show.
The social sentiment analysis shows whether the contestants are being discussed in a positive or negative way across social media.
Their score – which ranges between -10 and 10 – determines their popularity.
Thus suggesting they could be booted from the competition next.
Last week, Jamie was saved unanimously by the judges after he danced the American Smooth with professional dance partner Karen Hauer.
But it seems he will be back in the dance off for week three.
According to Mediaworks’ latest data, his social sentiment score is not promising.
He currently sits bottom, with -0.5, suggesting he is not entirely popular with social media users.
However, the second celebrity who has to fight for survival may come as a surprise to some Strictly fans.
The next lowest sentiment score is -0.09 and that is for Maisie.
Despite topping the leaderboard last week with 25 points for the Tango, it seems the EastEnders star needs to boost public support.
Perhaps it has something to do with her prior dance and stage school experience?
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After all, Strictly Come Dancing fans love an underdog and they love seeing a journey.
As for who is week three champion of the social sentiment score, Jason Bell sits comfortably at the top.
His score is 1.6, with Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh second highest with 1.39.
Fan favourite Caroline Quentin peaked with a social sentiment score of 4.05 midweek, but has dropped back to third overall.
If Jamie was saved last week, will he find himself going home this week, as the judges give Maisie another chance?
Tonight will be the first show without a live audience.
In previous weeks there has been a reduced amount of guests in the studio.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday night at 7.10pm on BBC One.
STRICTLY COME DANCING WINNERS: A TIMELINE
2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to win the BBC dancing series, which originally aired in July of 2004. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They finished 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.
2004 winner: Jill Halfpenny
Jill Halfpenny was the second star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004.
2005 winner: Darren Gough
Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. He and partner Lilia Kopylova wowed audiences but never once finished at the top of the leaderboard.
2006 winner: Mark Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash was the fourth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He was partnered with Karen Hardy and they were the first couple to restart a routine after their initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get caught in Karen’s dress.
2007 winner: Alesha Dixon
Before becoming a Strictly judge, Alesha Dixon won the nation’s hearts and the Glitterball Trophy during the fifth series. She was partnered with professional dancer Matthew Cutler.
2008 winner: Tom Chambers
Holby City star Tom Chambers was partnered with Camilla Dallerup when he won the sixth series. He performed the Foxtrot and Salsa in the final week.
2009 winner: Chris Hollins
BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins and his professional partner Ola Jordan surprised viewers when they beat Ricky Whittle and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final. They wowed with the Foxtrot, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Showdance.
2010 winner: Kara Tointon
Kara Tointon was the eighth celebrity to win Strictly. She danced with Artem Chigvintsev and failed to receive 40 points throughout her time on the show.
2011 winner: Harry Judd
Former McFly star Harry Judd was the ninth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He didn’t top the leaderboard until week seven but then scored 40 points twice in the final.
2012 winner: Louis Smith
The tenth series of the BBC show was won by Olympian Louis Smith. He danced his way to victory with professional partner Flavia Cacace. He faced competition from Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer in the series finale.
2013 winner: Abbey Clancy
Model Abbey Clancy won series eleven of Strictly alongside partner Alijaz Skorjanec. She was called a “spectacular dancer” with “wonderful posture” by former head judge Len Goodman.
2014 winner: Caroline Flack
Love Island host Caroline Flack took to the dance floor in series 12 where she scooped the Glitterball Trophy with Pasha Kovalev.
2015 winner: Jay McGuiness
Jay McGuiness surprised viewers when he won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Aliona Vilani. When he learned he’d won, he told host Tess Daly: “I feel spaced out – it’s really weird.”
2016 winner: Ore Oduba
Ore Oduba won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Joanne Clifton.
The sports presenter broke down in tears after beating Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp.
2017 winner: Joe McFadden
Joe McFadden was victorious with professional dance partner Katya Jones. The Holby City star beat off competition from fan favourite Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke.
2018 winner: Stacey Dooley
Documentary-maker Stacey fought off competition to make it to the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing with professional dance partner Kevin Clifton last year. When they won, Kevin described her as “the most wonderful person”.
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