Strictly’s James Bye and Amy Dowden to perform lifts never seen before on the show

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26 Oct 2022, 12:24

James Bye and Amy Dowden

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James Bye and Amy Dowden have revealed they will be performing lifts “never been done on Strictly before” during this weekend’s live show.

The pair made it through to week six of the competition after performing a foxtrot to the EastEnders theme song (Julia’s Theme version) as part of Strictly’s celebrations for the BBC’s 100th anniversary last week.

 Appearing on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, the EastEnders actor teased what audiences can expect from the pair in the upcoming Halloween Week, where they will be performing a Charleston to Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker.

Speaking to host Rylan Clark, Bye explained the routine will have “loads of lifts”.

He continued: “So we’ve not had a chance yet, whenever we’ve done a dance, one of your (Dowden’s) feet has to be on the floor.

“Whereas now, two feet, in the air, we’ve got some big lifts coming in. I’m scared.”

Dowden added: “Yeah, I mean, some of these lifts have never been done on Strictly before…

“And they are risky, they really are.”

To which Bye said: “For you, yeah. Not for me, I’ve got two feet on the floor at all times, I’m safe and sound but Amy is upside down, she’s going over my shoulder, yes, scary.”

As previously mentioned, the show will be celebrating Halloween during the live show on Saturday (29th October) and the BBC has revealed which routines the celebrities and their professional partners will be tackling, as well as the songs they are performing to- which you can read more about here.

Last week, James and Amy earned themselves an score of 26 with their foxtrot and it was Molly and Carlos and Jayde and Karen who faced the dreaded dance-off.

Sadly, we said goodbye to Jayde and Karen but Speaking exclusively to prior to her exit, Jayde revealed that she and Karen were now friends from life and that she had discovered a newfound love of moving and dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 29th October at 6:50pm on BBC One.