PUBLISHED: 10:33, Sun, Nov 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:45, Sun, Nov 3, 2019
Last night Youtube star Saffron Barker, 19, performed a salsa with AJ in week seven of the 2019 series. They danced to “Instruction” by Jax Jones featuring Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don.
Body language expert Judi James told Express.co.uk AJ outshone his partner in a manner that negatively affected the overall performance.
She said: “It’s all about subliminal chemistry and physical trust and a lack of inhibitions now as the couples whittle down for the win.
“Some brutal judging tonight saw previous favourites Saffron and AJ thrown to the wolves at the bottom end of the leader board and in some ways it was quite easy to see why they became vulnerable.
“Their salsa looked like a game of Twister during rehearsals with the youngest couple in the contest ending up hitting the decks in a tangle of limbs.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Saffron and AJ ‘tangle of limbs’ - pro makes partner look ‘weaker' (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing: Last night Youtube star Saffron Barker, 19, performed a salsa with AJ (Image: BBC)
“Saffron has the advantage of youth and optimism in this series but given a routine where she was less welded to AJ than usual the so far solid double act appeared to disintegrate.
“Craig said her dance lacked fluidity and part of the problem appeared to be that AJ himself was just too good.
“His dance was totally brilliant and it upstaged Saffron’s, making her look weaker by contrast.”
The expert added: “Does part of the trust that builds between the pro