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Grease is the word for Daniel 06.10.15

GREASE is the word for Daniel O'Donnell as he gets ready to channel John Travolta on Strictly Come Dancing's themed movie special next weekend.
The 53-year old crooner will play 'Grease' heart-throb Danny Zuko with his trademark 1950s hair-quiff, while dance partner Kristina Rihanoff will be love-lorn Sandy Dee.
The Donegal-Russian duo were the first to be voted through on Sunday's results show after they danced a cheeky, horseracing-themed Charleston the previous night.
Daniel even managed to sneak a few jig-time steps into the high-energy routine.
Meanwhile, he joked that the ominous results-show music reminded him of shark horror movie 'Jaws' as the fifteen contestants nervously awaited their fate.
Irish pro-dancer Tristan MacManus and his celebrity partner Jamelia faced the first dance-off of the series against British runner Iwan Thomas and his pro-partner Ola Jordan.
Ultimately, the judges unanimously agreed to save Wicklow-born MacManus and Jamelia from elimination.
MacManus afterwards said he was “gutted” for Thomas and Jordan, tweeting: “Close one! Big thanks for all the support.”
Daniel O'Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff. Photo: BBC Strictly Come Dancing.
Meanwhile, Daniel and Kristina who received judges’ points of 24 and 23 out of 40, respectively, in their first two weeks, thanked everyone who picked up the phone or voted on-line to save them.
The couple continue to be concerned that Daniel’s fans in Ireland cannot vote for him and are relying on his UK supporters to get him through.
Daniel's wife Majella (55) tweeted yesterday: “Thank you to everybody that voted for @KRihanoff and #danielonstrictly. We are very grateful for the support they are getting @bbcstrictly."
Breast cancer survivor Majella and her pals have revealed they're considering dressing up as the Pink Ladies from 'Grease' in a nod both to her husband’s next performance and to raise awareness of cancer.
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