JJ Chalmers body language ‘apologetic’ as there’s ‘still no chemistry’ with Strictly’s Amy
Strictly Come Dancing has returned with a number of celebrities competing for the Glitterball Trophy. While some couples are known for their chemistry, this is harder to muster for others.
Contestants spend most days with their dance partners when preparing for the BBC competition.
The intensive training regime can be a great way for them to start to build a connection.
Chemistry between dancers is obvious during their performances but some celebrities have been unable to show they have this.
Body language Judi James suggested television presenter JJ Chalmers and dance partner Amy Dowden have still struggled to achieve this type of bond.
She told Express.co.uk: “At this stage in the contest the chemistry should have been established between the couples and we should see synchronicity on and off the dancefloor.
“Apart from Bill and Oti who are still oddly detached (It works for them though), the couples still not producing any visible signs of chemistry and synchronicity include JJ and Amy and Caroline and Johannes.”
The expert suggested JJ has had a visible knock to his confidence which may have impacted his performance.
“If viewers are going for popularity voting he’ll be fine but his eye-rolling and his dipped head suggest he is losing himself in a world of self-criticism.”
While his confidence seems to be struggling, the Edinburgh-born contestant seemed apologetic to his dance partner.
Judi explained: “His facial expression after his routine made him look utterly heartbroken and apologetic to the bravely-smiling Amy.
“His dashing, heroic, romantic-lead stance is diminishing each week and he only stopped wilting physically this week when he got a reasonable score from the judges.”
While many of those competing have now established close relationships with their partners, Judi claimed left Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe have also struggled to do this.
She continued: “Johannes appears to be in awe of Caroline and that is a bad thing in terms of their chances of winning.
“He walks her off the floor with one arm out and held high as though accompanying the Queen.
“While Caroline gets entertaining and emotional every week he stands to attention behind her sporting an odd smile that widens to the point of rigidity when she looks at him.”
The expert explained the couple may have taken a risk with last night’s performance.
Doing this could have put them in the bottom spot in the competition, Judi added.
She said: “Caroline’s more controlling-looking tendency meant the couple took a risk with their routine this week that might just have cost them their place in the show.
“Putting Johannes into the role of fireman looked a bit of a cliché and when Caroline actually started licking him many viewers might have turned away from their TV sets in embarrassment.”