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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Full List of Halloween Week Songs and Dances Tonight



Who will deliver the most scares on the dancefloor? (Picture: Ray Burmiston/BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 has gone spooky tonight for Halloween Week, with the couples taking on the challenge of embodying terrifying creatures on the dancefloor.

The competition is heating up on BBC One, as stars including Rose Ayling-Ellis, AJ Odudu and Adam Peaty hope they’ll do enough to impress the public and the judges to make it through to week seven.

The latest episode marks the highly-anticipated return of Judi Love, who was forced to miss last week’s show after testing positive for Covid-19.

Strictly fans will undoubtedly be desperate to see what choreography magic professionals including Kai Widdrington and Giovanni Pernice have cooked up for their routines, and which celebrities’ technique will astound head judge Shirley Ballas the most.

Without further ado, here is the full list of songs and dances for tonight’s show:

What are the songs and dances for Halloween Week on Strictly?

Tonight’s Strictly is set to be a true spectacle, as the couples take on routines to songs by artists ranging from Ed Sheeran to Olivia Newton-John.

Who will impress the judges the most? (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

John Whaite and Johannes Radebe – Quickstep to Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice – Tango to Shivers by Ed Sheeran

Adam Peaty and Katya Jones – Viennese Waltz to Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu – Paso Doble to The Eve Of The War by Jeff Wayne

Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin – Cha Cha to Spooky Movies by Gary Paxton

Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima – Cha Cha to Physical by Olivia Newton-John

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington – Viennese Waltz to Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec – Couple’s Choice to Queen Of The Night by Whitney Houston

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden – Tango to Highway To Hell by AC/DC

Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova – Jive to Rock Lobster by The B-52’s

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Earlier in the competition, Robert Webb was forced to withdraw due to health concerns.

While Ugo Monye took one week off due to injury, he returned with his partner Oti Mabuse, before being eliminated in week five.

The Strictly results show airs tomorrow at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder



Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained



Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.

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