Earlier this week, the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 skilled, 24, uploaded his newest vlog to his YouTube channel, revealing a sneak peek behind-the-scenes at their preparations for final weekend’s routine.

AJ and Lauren, 25, carried out a romantic Viennese Waltz on the BBC present to be able to safe their place within the line-up for the Strictly particular on the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

In footage from backstage the night time earlier than the dwell present, the pair may very well be seen sat within the largely empty studio with members of the digital camera crew as AJ filmed their actions.

Laughing barely hysterically, he informed followers: “Oh my god, we’ve misplaced the plot.”

“No, you’ve misplaced the plot,” Lauren chipped in.

“Okay, I’ve misplaced the plot,” he conceded. “We’re about to do our run by way of earlier than our digital camera blocking.

“It’s Friday night, we’re hungry and emotionally drained!” he joked, pretending to cry.

“I’m simply entering into character,” he added, his celeb companion.

“We’re speculated to cry?” she quipped. “It’s very romantic truly.”

“So romantic, this routine,” he agreed, referring to their candy Viennese Waltz.

The next night time, they debuted the routine on the Strictly dance flooring to a implausible response from the judges and viewers.

Darcey Bussell, 49, commented on how a lot AJ was pushing Lauren technically, saying: “You saved the movement, there was good physique contact, you’re maturing each week into this stunning, assured dancer.”

“I cherished your high line, I cherished your footwork, you probably did the perfect pivot I’ve ever seen,” Shirley Ballas, 57, praised, whereas Bruno Tonioli, 62, mentioned: “You’re getting lovelier and lovelier, higher and higher each week.”

Craig Revel Horwood, 53, additionally mentioned: “I felt you had been dancing, truly, for the primary time tonight. And, with out judgement, which was so necessary. Completely sensible.”

Lauren and AJ surpassed their earlier private finest, additionally scooping their first 9 of the sequence, to attain a formidable 34 factors.

They are going to be hoping to maintain enhancing this week once they take to the dance flooring on the Blackpool Tower Ballroom to carry out a sultry Argentine Tango.

Showing on It Takes Two earlier this week, Lauren voiced her enthusiasm for the routine, saying: “It’s intense and my mind feels somewhat bit like mashed potato however I really like the facility behind this and the depth.”

Likening the temper of the dance to that of the Paso Doble, which noticed Lauren excel earlier within the sequence, AJ mentioned: “She was in that zone and it’s that very same feeling.

“This dance, the lifts are going to be one thing,” he teased.

“I do go a bit loopy generally once they say, ‘You are able to do lifts this week.’ I’m like, ‘I’m so excited!’

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 6.45pm on BBC One.

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