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Molly Rainford tops the leaderboard as Fleur east breaks down following emotional performance 

Strictly Come Dancing’s second live show of the series hit BBC One on Saturday evening, with the 15 couples set face the first public vote of the series.

And topping the leaderboard was Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu- who scored an impressive 34 points out of 40 with their Quickstep performance as they closed the show.

While Fleur East got emotional following her performance, shedding a tear as she admitted emotions had ‘built up’ throughout the week’.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Molly Rainford topped Saturday night's leaderboard in the second live show with partner Carlos Gu

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Molly Rainford topped Saturday night’s leaderboard in the second live show with partner Carlos Gu

Molly and Carlos took to the dancefloor in bright pastel coloured suits as they danced a Quickstep to a cover of Beyonce’s Love on Top – which Molly admitted was her ‘favourite song’.

The pair were lauded with a bout of positive comments from the four judges, Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse. 

Proving that last was certainly not least, they closed the show by bagging the top score of the evening – an impressive 34 out of 40 points.

But the high score doesn’t guarantee safety from Sunday’s elimanation show, as each couple’s mark will be combined with last week’s score before they face a public vote.

Tears: Fleur East got emotional following her performance, shedding a tear as she admitted emotions had 'built up' throughout the week'

Tears: Fleur East got emotional following her performance, shedding a tear as she admitted emotions had 'built up' throughout the week'

Tears: Fleur East got emotional following her performance, shedding a tear as she admitted emotions had ‘built up’ throughout the week’

Suited: Molly and Carlos took to the dancefloor in bright pastel coloured suits as they danced a Quickstep to a cover of Beyonce’s Love on Top – which Molly admitted was her ‘favourite song’

Happy with that: The pair were delighted with their score of 34 out of 40, embracing one another backstage

Happy with that: The pair were delighted with their score of 34 out of 40, embracing one another backstage

Happy with that: The pair were delighted with their score of 34 out of 40, embracing one another backstage

Coming in hot: Despite being the youngest contestant, Molly has performed well in both weeks of the new series - as she and new pro Carlos take the show by storm

Coming in hot: Despite being the youngest contestant, Molly has performed well in both weeks of the new series - as she and new pro Carlos take the show by storm

Coming in hot: Despite being the youngest contestant, Molly has performed well in both weeks of the new series – as she and new pro Carlos take the show by storm

Impressed: And the performance even recieved a standing ovation from judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse

Impressed: And the performance even recieved a standing ovation from judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse

Impressed: And the performance even recieved a standing ovation from judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse

Strictly Come Dancing Week 2 scoreboard

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu: Dancing the Quickstep to Love On Top  – 34 points out of 40

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice: Dancing a Quickstep – 32 points out of 40 

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu: Dancing the Salsa – 26 points out of 40

James Bye and Amy Dowden: Dancing the Tango – 24 points out of 40

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin: Dancing a Waltz to I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – 30 points out of 40

Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez: Cha Cha to Rain On Me – 27 out of 40 points

Tony Adams and Katya Jones: Dancing the Charleston to My Old Man Is A Dustman – 22 points out of 40 

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe: Dancing the Paso Doble – 23 points out of 40

Fleur East and Vito Coppola: Viennese Waltz to Glimpse Of Us – 28 points out of 40

Kaye Adams  and Kai Widdrington: Dancing the Charleston – 22 points out of 40

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał: Dancing the Jive to Blinding Lights – 24 points out of 40

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima: Dancing the Viennese Waltz – 27 points out of 40

Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova: Dancing the Samba to Night Fever – 22 points out of 40

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell: Dancing the Jive to Hit The Road Jack – 31 points out of 40

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer: Dancing the Tango  to Rumour Has It – 26 points out of 40

The second live show was a night filled with emotions, as Fleur East even shed a tear following her Viennese waltz with partner Vito Coppola.

Breaking down in tears following the dance, host Tess explained how nice it was to ‘see a different side’ to the X Factor star. 

‘Every day i’ve been building it up and getting ready to unleash it,’ said Fleur backstage of her emotion – as judge shirley also appeared emotional too.

The singer brought in a reputable score of 28 points out of 40, just one less than the week prior. 

Teary-eyed: And it was a night filled with emotions, as Fleur even shed a tear following her Viennese waltz with partner Vito Coppola

Teary-eyed: And it was a night filled with emotions, as Fleur even shed a tear following her Viennese waltz with partner Vito Coppola

Teary-eyed: And it was a night filled with emotions, as Fleur even shed a tear following her Viennese waltz with partner Vito Coppola

Elegant: The singer donned a blush gown for the impactful dance as she embraced her partner

Elegant: The singer donned a blush gown for the impactful dance as she embraced her partner

Feeling: The emotive performace was full of passion as they took to the stage

Feeling: The emotive performace was full of passion as they took to the stage

Elegant: The singer donned a blush gown for the impactful dance as she embraced her partner

Poignant: Breaking down in tears following the dance, host Tess explained how nice it was to 'see a different side' to the X Factor star

Poignant: Breaking down in tears following the dance, host Tess explained how nice it was to 'see a different side' to the X Factor star

Poignant: Breaking down in tears following the dance, host Tess explained how nice it was to ‘see a different side’ to the X Factor star

Good score: The singer brought in an impressive score of 28 points out of 40, just one less than the week prior

Second on the leaderboard was Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice, as they took to the dancefloor with a Quickstep dance.

Bagging 32 out of 40 points, just two below Molly, the performance was dubbed ‘absolutely beautiful’ by judge Motsi Mabuse. 

The pair put on a united front during the show and appeared to brush off recent rumours of a fued behind the scenes – following reports that they ‘haven’t clicked’ off camera.

As the pair donned matching sequinned suits for the visually pleasing dance, the performance was dubbed ‘absolutely beautiful’ by Motsi – as Shirley got up onto her feet. 

Second place: Second on the leaderboard was Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice as they took to the dancefloor with a Quickstep dance

Second place: Second on the leaderboard was Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice as they took to the dancefloor with a Quickstep dance

Second place: Second on the leaderboard was Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice as they took to the dancefloor with a Quickstep dance 

The head judge explained: ‘I wasn’t quite expecting it to be so syncornized and so good, today you were laser focused – you did amazing. What a transformation!’

‘You’re a real showman, I loved it. If you could put that sequin jacket back in my room I’d be absolutely delighted,’ jested Anton.

And discussing the dance backstage following the performance, Richie explained: ‘This dance required a lot of good posture. And look at me, I’ve got the posture of Mr. Bean.’ 

Continuing: ‘Thank you for being so patient,’ as he turned towards Giovanni.

Quickstep: The duo took to the dancefloor with a Quickstep dance, which was dubbed ‘absolutely beautiful’ by judge Motsi Mabuse

In the posture: Discussing the dance backstage following the performance, Richie explained: 'This dance required a lot of good posture

In the posture: Discussing the dance backstage following the performance, Richie explained: 'This dance required a lot of good posture

'And look at me, I've got the posture of Mr. Bean,' jested Richie

'And look at me, I've got the posture of Mr. Bean,' jested Richie

In the posture: Discussing the dance backstage following the performance, Richie explained: ‘This dance required a lot of good posture

Impressed: Head judge Shirley explained: 'I wasn't quite expecting it to be so syncornized and so good, today you were laser focused - you did amazing. What a transformation!'

Impressed: Head judge Shirley explained: 'I wasn't quite expecting it to be so syncornized and so good, today you were laser focused - you did amazing. What a transformation!'

Impressed: Head judge Shirley explained: ‘I wasn’t quite expecting it to be so syncornized and so good, today you were laser focused – you did amazing. What a transformation!’

As Giovanni gushed: ‘Very very proud of you, we can definately see improvement, You delivered a good performance, well done’. 

The pair managed to bag 32 out of 40 points, over ten points above their debut performance the week before.

And their display of support comes after the partners have been plagued by rumours of a fued off of the camera, with sources telling The Sun that professional dancer Giovanni was becoming frustrated with Richie not listening to him in rehearsals.

One insider said: ‘The pair haven’t clicked. Richie is so swept up by the whole experience that he is talking 100 words a minute, and it can be hard for Giovanni.

‘He has told pals that Richie talks instead of listening during training, and it is frustrating.’

Good scores: The pair managed to bag 32 out of 40 points, over ten points above their debut performance the week before

Good scores: The pair managed to bag 32 out of 40 points, over ten points above their debut performance the week before

Good scores: The pair managed to bag 32 out of 40 points, over ten points above their debut performance the week before

Giovanni gushed: 'Very very proud of you, we can definately see improvement, You delivered a good performance, well done'

Giovanni gushed: 'Very very proud of you, we can definately see improvement, You delivered a good performance, well done'

Giovanni gushed: ‘Very very proud of you, we can definately see improvement, You delivered a good performance, well done’

Brushing it off: And their display of support comes after the partners have been plagued by rumours of a fued off of the camera, with sources telling The Sun that professional dancer Giovanni was becoming frustrated with Richie not listening to him in rehearsals

Brushing it off: And their display of support comes after the partners have been plagued by rumours of a fued off of the camera, with sources telling The Sun that professional dancer Giovanni was becoming frustrated with Richie not listening to him in rehearsals

Brushing it off: And their display of support comes after the partners have been plagued by rumours of a fued off of the camera, with sources telling The Sun that professional dancer Giovanni was becoming frustrated with Richie not listening to him in rehearsals

They then added that it was early days and they were still getting used to each other: ‘Giovanni thinks Richie has real potential in the competition.’

However, a source close to the pair told MailOnline: ‘Talk of them not getting on is nonsense. They are having such a laugh and were thrilled at the reaction on Saturday night.’

Earlier, Will Mellor kicked off the show with his pro partner Nancy Xu, but got slightly emotional after the performance – which came following last week’s leaderboard topping score.

Stepping out in a bright hawaiian shirt and white jeans to open the show, the dancing duo performed a fast-paced Salsa – complete with plenty of spins, lifts and speedy footwork.

But a missed step during the dance resulted in some constructive critism from the judges, with head judge Shirley Ballas noting: ‘There were some mistakes this evening weren’t there, I saw it on your little face. Just get down to a little more hard work.’

Show opener: Earlier, Will Mellor kicked off the show with his pro partner Nancy Xu

Show opener: Earlier, Will Mellor kicked off the show with his pro partner Nancy Xu

Show opener: Earlier, Will Mellor kicked off the show with his pro partner Nancy Xu

Tough week: But the actor got slightly emotional after a missed step in the performance - which came following last week's leaderboard topping score

Tough week: But the actor got slightly emotional after a missed step in the performance - which came following last week's leaderboard topping score

Tough week: But the actor got slightly emotional after a missed step in the performance – which came following last week’s leaderboard topping score

Fast paced: Stepping out in a bright hawaiian shirt and white jeans to open the show, the dancing duo performed a fast Salsa - complete with plenty of spins, lifts and speedy footwork

Fast paced: Stepping out in a bright hawaiian shirt and white jeans to open the show, the dancing duo performed a fast Salsa - complete with plenty of spins, lifts and speedy footwork

Fast paced: Stepping out in a bright hawaiian shirt and white jeans to open the show, the dancing duo performed a fast Salsa – complete with plenty of spins, lifts and speedy footwork

Going for it: There was plenty of energy in Will's opening performance, with a missed step throwing the actor off slightly

Going for it: There was plenty of energy in Will's opening performance, with a missed step throwing the actor off slightly

Going for it: There was plenty of energy in Will’s opening performance, with a missed step throwing the actor off slightly

Echoing the area for improvement, Craig Revel Horwood explained: ‘You danced it all just too heavily into the floor, you need to concentrate on your arms.’

But Anton Du Beke and Motsi Mabuse were still impressed as the latter jested that ‘those hips don’t lie’.

Despite still pulling in a score of 26 from the four judges, the accident left Will apologising to his children watching at home for the performance.

‘Sorry it wasn’t great for you kids, I tried my best,’ he said into the screen.

Apologies: Despite still pulling in a score of 26 from the four judges, the accident left Will apologising to his children watching at home for the performance

Apologies: Despite still pulling in a score of 26 from the four judges, the accident left Will apologising to his children watching at home for the performance

Apologies: Despite still pulling in a score of 26 from the four judges, the accident left Will apologising to his children watching at home for the performance

'Sorry it wasn't great for you kids, I tried my best,' he said into the screen

'Sorry it wasn't great for you kids, I tried my best,' he said into the screen

‘Sorry it wasn’t great for you kids, I tried my best,’ he said into the screen

Apologising for ‘maybe pushing you too hard’ was Nancy, as the actor assured that the blunder wasn’t her fault.

Waltz: Ellie Simmonds and partner Nikita Kuzmin danced a romantic Waltz to a cover of Elvis' I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Waltz: Ellie Simmonds and partner Nikita Kuzmin danced a romantic Waltz to a cover of Elvis' I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Waltz: Ellie Simmonds and partner Nikita Kuzmin danced a romantic Waltz to a cover of Elvis’ I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

Good results: Despite the challenges, the ballroom number recieved a standing ovation from Motsi and Shirley - with Craig noting that he 'loved the expression' in the 'great' dance

Good results: Despite the challenges, the ballroom number recieved a standing ovation from Motsi and Shirley - with Craig noting that he 'loved the expression' in the 'great' dance

Good results: Despite the challenges, the ballroom number recieved a standing ovation from Motsi and Shirley – with Craig noting that he ‘loved the expression’ in the ‘great’ dance

Ellie Simmonds sparked emotion in judge Shirley as she and partner Nikita Kuzmin danced a romantic Waltz to a cover of Elvis’ I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.

Admitting there were struggles with adjusting the dance routine this week, the swimmer explained that it was ‘so hard’ but hoped she could show viewers that ‘they can dance whoever they are’.

Despite the challenges, the ballroom number recieved a standing ovation from Motsi and Shirley – with Craig noting that he ‘loved the expression’ in the ‘great’ dance.

Inspiring: Admitting there were struggles with adjusting the dance routine this week, the swimmer explained that it was 'so hard' but hoped she could show viewers that 'they can dance whoever they are'

Inspiring: Admitting there were struggles with adjusting the dance routine this week, the swimmer explained that it was 'so hard' but hoped she could show viewers that 'they can dance whoever they are'

Inspiring: Admitting there were struggles with adjusting the dance routine this week, the swimmer explained that it was ‘so hard’ but hoped she could show viewers that ‘they can dance whoever they are’

Smiles: Ellie and Nikita appeared delighted with their work as they embraced one another after the dance

Smiles: Ellie and Nikita appeared delighted with their work as they embraced one another after the dance

Smiles: Ellie and Nikita appeared delighted with their work as they embraced one another after the dance

Time to tango: Soap star James Bye took to the floor looking smart in a black suit as he took on the Tango with partner Amy Dowden

Time to tango: Soap star James Bye took to the floor looking smart in a black suit as he took on the Tango with partner Amy Dowden

Time to tango: Soap star James Bye took to the floor looking smart in a black suit as he took on the Tango with partner Amy Dowden

And it even got Shirley emotional, as she shared: ‘There is so much magic in something so simple, i’m getting emotional, it was just beautifully executed.’

Recieving scores of 8’s and 7’s from the whole panel – Ellie and Gorka brought in the highest score of the evening so far with a 30.

Soap star James Bye took to the floor looking smart in a black suit as he took on the Tango with partner Amy Dowden.

The romantic performance ended with a delighted Amy shouting for joy as she appeared impressed by the actor – before they recieved a roaring applause.

Middle ground: Despite scoring a mere 5 from Craig, the actor and his pro partner Amy bagged a score of 24, beating last week's 22 score

Middle ground: Despite scoring a mere 5 from Craig, the actor and his pro partner Amy bagged a score of 24, beating last week's 22 score

Middle ground: Despite scoring a mere 5 from Craig, the actor and his pro partner Amy bagged a score of 24, beating last week’s 22 score

But judge Craig was critical of the routine as he described it as ‘lacking drama’, as Shirley noticed a ‘slight glitch’ in the middle.

Overall, the head judge was ‘pleasantly surprised’ by the performance as she praised the rest of the performance – which was James’ first attempt at ballroom.

Despite scoring a mere 5 from Craig, the actor and his pro partner Amy bagged a score of 24, beating last week’s 22 score.

Dancing the Cha Cha was Helen Skelton and partner Gorka Márquez, putting on a gorgeous display in matching icy blue ensembles.

Countryfile to Cha Cha: Dancing the Cha Cha was Helen Skelton and partner Gorka Márquez, putting on a gorgeous display in matching icy blue ensembles

Countryfile to Cha Cha: Dancing the Cha Cha was Helen Skelton and partner Gorka Márquez, putting on a gorgeous display in matching icy blue ensembles

Countryfile to Cha Cha: Dancing the Cha Cha was Helen Skelton and partner Gorka Márquez, putting on a gorgeous display in matching icy blue ensembles

Job well done: The performance got Helen and Gorka a good score of 27 out of 40, placing them nearer the top end of the scoreboard

Job well done: The performance got Helen and Gorka a good score of 27 out of 40, placing them nearer the top end of the scoreboard

Job well done: The performance got Helen and Gorka a good score of 27 out of 40, placing them nearer the top end of the scoreboard

Don't listen! The pair were delighted with their performance, despite some slight negative comments from Craig - as Gorka jokingly covered Helen's ears

Don't listen! The pair were delighted with their performance, despite some slight negative comments from Craig - as Gorka jokingly covered Helen's ears

Don’t listen! The pair were delighted with their performance, despite some slight negative comments from Craig – as Gorka jokingly covered Helen’s ears

The judges mainly were left impressed by the Countryfile presenter’s co-ordination – praising the strong start from Helen.

But in typical fashion, Craig had some critical words for the pair, branding the performance ‘poor’ as the audience boo’ed – before Helen and Gorka managed a score of 27.

‘He kept slapping me on the leg and telling me to keep it straight,’ said Helen as Gorka corrected that he was simply ‘tapping’ rather than slapping. 

After hitting the bottom of last week’s leaderboard with a score of 15 – Tony Adams and Katya Jones were next to dance the Charleston.

Back with a vengence: After hitting the bottom of last week's leaderboard with a score of 15 - Tony Adams and Katya Jones were next to dance the Charleston

Back with a vengence: After hitting the bottom of last week's leaderboard with a score of 15 - Tony Adams and Katya Jones were next to dance the Charleston

Back with a vengence: After hitting the bottom of last week’s leaderboard with a score of 15 – Tony Adams and Katya Jones were next to dance the Charleston

Fun dance: The pair did a playful Charlston outside of an old London style Pie and Mash shop - with the judges praising Tony on his 'massive improvement'

Fun dance: The pair did a playful Charlston outside of an old London style Pie and Mash shop - with the judges praising Tony on his 'massive improvement'

Over and out: They ended the jolly performance with pro dancer Katya throwing football ace Tony over her shoulder

Over and out: They ended the jolly performance with pro dancer Katya throwing football ace Tony over her shoulder

Fun dance: The pair did a playful Charlston outside of an old London style Pie and Mash shop – with the judges praising Tony on his ‘massive improvement’

Improvement: And despite a 4 from the judge, Tony topped last weeks score as he bagged a 22 out of 40 overall

Improvement: And despite a 4 from the judge, Tony topped last weeks score as he bagged a 22 out of 40 overall

Improvement: And despite a 4 from the judge, Tony topped last weeks score as he bagged a 22 out of 40 overall

Stepping out in vintage two-piece suit ensembles, the pair ended the jolly performance with pro dancer Katya throwing football ace Tony over her shoulder – as his wife blew a prideful kiss from the audience.

Dubbing it a ‘massive improvement’ from last week, Anton, Motsi and Shirley were all impressed by the dance as they told him to ‘keep on going’ – while Craig was left with a stern face as he disagreed.

And despite a 4 from the judge, Tony topped last weeks score as he bagged a 22 out of 40 overall.

Last week’s top scorers Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal performed a Jive for this week’s dance, donningfuturistic style black and orange ensembles.

Ready to Jive: Last week's top scorers Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal performed a Jive for this week's dance, donningfuturistic style black and orange ensembles

Ready to Jive: Last week's top scorers Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal performed a Jive for this week's dance, donningfuturistic style black and orange ensembles

Ready to Jive: Last week’s top scorers Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal performed a Jive for this week’s dance, donningfuturistic style black and orange ensembles

Victory lap: Delighted, the cameraman carried his partner around the stage in his arms as they celebrated the dance afterwards

Victory lap: Delighted, the cameraman carried his partner around the stage in his arms as they celebrated the dance afterwards

Victory lap: Delighted, the cameraman carried his partner around the stage in his arms as they celebrated the dance afterwards

Missed the mark: But they were met with some constructive critisism from the judges, which led to a loss of confidence from Hamza as he commented: 'I'm just too big to jive' while his partner disagreed

Missed the mark: But they were met with some constructive critisism from the judges, which led to a loss of confidence from Hamza as he commented: 'I'm just too big to jive' while his partner disagreed

Missed the mark: But they were met with some constructive critisism from the judges, which led to a loss of confidence from Hamza as he commented: ‘I’m just too big to jive’ while his partner disagreed

Loving it: Hamza, who has previously admitted to being a massive Strictly fan, appeared to be having the time of his life during the performance

Loving it: Hamza, who has previously admitted to being a massive Strictly fan, appeared to be having the time of his life during the performance

Loving it: Hamza, who has previously admitted to being a massive Strictly fan, appeared to be having the time of his life during the performance

Delighted, the cameraman carried his partner around the stage in his arms as they celebrated the dance afterwards.

But it could be a slight fall from grace for the duo, as the judges admitted the dance needed some work – with Shirley sharing that it wasn’t quite on the mark.

‘I’m just too big for the jive,’ explained Hamza as he headed backstage – as his partner assured him this was not the case and she ‘sees the talent’, before they scored 24 points out of 40.

Kym Marsh and her partner Graziano Di Prima took on the Viennese Waltz, with the judges impressed by how well the actress got the dance down.

Fall from the top: While it wasn't quite last week's score, the pair still stayed away from the bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 24

Fall from the top: While it wasn't quite last week's score, the pair still stayed away from the bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 24

Fall from the top: While it wasn’t quite last week’s score, the pair still stayed away from the bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 24 

Romantic routine: Kym Marsh and her partner Graziano Di Prima took on the Viennese Waltz, with the judges impressed by how well the actress got the dance down

Romantic routine: Kym Marsh and her partner Graziano Di Prima took on the Viennese Waltz, with the judges impressed by how well the actress got the dance down

Romantic routine: Kym Marsh and her partner Graziano Di Prima took on the Viennese Waltz, with the judges impressed by how well the actress got the dance down

Nailing it: The duo appeared effortless as they moved across the floor, with Kym donning a flower embroidered mesh gown

Nailing it: The duo appeared effortless as they moved across the floor, with Kym donning a flower embroidered mesh gown

Nailing it: The duo appeared effortless as they moved across the floor, with Kym donning a flower embroidered mesh gown

Sweet: Following the performonce, Graziano gave Kym a proud kiss on the head

Sweet: Following the performonce, Graziano gave Kym a proud kiss on the head

Sweet: Following the performonce, Graziano gave Kym a proud kiss on the head

Night fever! Matt Goss brought the disco to the show as he and partner Nadiya Bychkova danced the Samba

Night fever! Matt Goss brought the disco to the show as he and partner Nadiya Bychkova danced the Samba

In character: And the singer certainly looked the part as he  donned a motown style white two-piece

In character: And the singer certainly looked the part as he  donned a motown style white two-piece

Night fever! Matt Goss brought the disco to the show as he and partner Nadiya Bychkova danced the Samba

But as they were giving feedback, Motsi suffered an awkward blunder when she accidentally called Graziano by Giovanni’s name – with the dancer seemingly unimpressed by the mistake.  

Turning attention back to the dance, Shirley explained that Kym was ‘well on her way’ – after the star expressed her fears over the spinning nature of the dance earlier this week, due to her vertigo.

She previously explained: ‘Well, you see I have got visual vertigo. I had an ear problem about six years ago and it left me with visual vertigo, so basically even moving lights make me feel weird. 

Matt Goss brought the disco to the show as he and partner Nadiya Bychkova danced the Samba to disco classic song Night Fever.

As the singer donned a motown style white two-piece, Shirley praised: ‘Your confidence has grown 100%, anytime in solo you did extremely well. The absolute confidence is there.’

Mr confident: While the judges had some techinique pointers for Matt, the disco energy was there as they admitted he had the confidence, with Shirley praising his solo moves

Mr confident: While the judges had some techinique pointers for Matt, the disco energy was there as they admitted he had the confidence, with Shirley praising his solo moves

Mr confident: While the judges had some techinique pointers for Matt, the disco energy was there as they admitted he had the confidence, with Shirley praising his solo moves

Not hitting the top: Despite bringing the confidence and disco moves, Matt and Nadiya were on the lower end of the scoreboard with 22 points out of 40

Not hitting the top: Despite bringing the confidence and disco moves, Matt and Nadiya were on the lower end of the scoreboard with 22 points out of 40

Not hitting the top: Despite bringing the confidence and disco moves, Matt and Nadiya were on the lower end of the scoreboard with 22 points out of 40

Tyler West impressed all four judges as he and Dianne Buswell performed the Jive to classic song Hit the Road Jack – with Motsi dubbing him ‘the most improved dancer’.

‘You’re the real deal, you bring something you can’t teach. Your little extras that you put in, nobody taught you that and I flipping love it,’ praised Shirley after she gave a standing ovation.

Afterwards, Tyler jested: ‘I’m going to put that [Shirley’s comments] in my Tinder bio now.’

And he just scraped number one position on the leaderboard, scoring 31 out of 40 – just three less than top scorer Molly. 

Dark horse: Tyler West impressed all four judges with his and Dianne Buswell's Jive - which saw them place third on the leaderboard

Dark horse: Tyler West impressed all four judges with his and Dianne Buswell's Jive - which saw them place third on the leaderboard

Dark horse: Tyler West impressed all four judges with his and Dianne Buswell’s Jive – which saw them place third on the leaderboard

Real deal: 'You're the real deal, you bring something you can't teach. Your little extras that you put in, nobody taught you that and I flipping love it,' praised Shirley after she gave a standing ovation

Real deal: 'You're the real deal, you bring something you can't teach. Your little extras that you put in, nobody taught you that and I flipping love it,' praised Shirley after she gave a standing ovation

Real deal: ‘You’re the real deal, you bring something you can’t teach. Your little extras that you put in, nobody taught you that and I flipping love it,’ praised Shirley after she gave a standing ovation

Profile update: Afterwards, Tyler jested: 'I'm going to put that [Shirley's comments] in my Tinder bio now.

Profile update: Afterwards, Tyler jested: 'I'm going to put that [Shirley's comments] in my Tinder bio now.

Profile update: Afterwards, Tyler jested: ‘I’m going to put that [Shirley’s comments] in my Tinder bio now.

Ready to go: Performing the very first Paso Doble dance of the series was Ellie Taylor and partner Johannes Radebe - who took to the floor in matching purple ensembles

Ready to go: Performing the very first Paso Doble dance of the series was Ellie Taylor and partner Johannes Radebe - who took to the floor in matching purple ensembles

Lacking: 'I felt you were just walking around and posing, not actually dancing,' criticised Craig of the dance, as Shirley admitted 'it lacked the complete energy of a pase doble, it just missed for me'

Lacking: 'I felt you were just walking around and posing, not actually dancing,' criticised Craig of the dance, as Shirley admitted 'it lacked the complete energy of a pase doble, it just missed for me'

Ready to go: Performing the very first Paso Doble dance of the series was Ellie Taylor and partner Johannes Radebe – who took to the floor in matching purple ensembles

Ouch: The pair recieved some harsh comments from the judges, before scoring 23 out of 40 points

Ouch: The pair recieved some harsh comments from the judges, before scoring 23 out of 40 points

Ouch: The pair recieved some harsh comments from the judges, before scoring 23 out of 40 points

Performing the very first Paso Doble dance of the series was Ellie Taylor and partner Johannes Radebe – who took to the floor in matching purple ensembles.

‘I felt you were just walking around and posing, not actually dancing,’ criticised Craig of the dance, as Shirley admitted ‘it lacked the complete energy of a pase doble, it just missed for me.’

But noticing Ellie’s ‘beautiful line’, Motsi and Anton were more positive on the number – as Johannes said he was ‘so proud’ of his partner.

The TV personality beat out Tony by just one mark as they scored 23 points out of 40, a drop from last week’s 28.

Age-defying display: Dancing the second Charleston of the evening was Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington, with the 59-year-old looking gorgeous in a bright pink, pinstriped mini skirt

Age-defying display: Dancing the second Charleston of the evening was Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington, with the 59-year-old looking gorgeous in a bright pink, pinstriped mini skirt

Age-defying display: Dancing the second Charleston of the evening was Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington, with the 59-year-old looking gorgeous in a bright pink, pinstriped mini skirt

Recognition: They recieved some good comments from the judges, who noticed Kaye's hard work throughout the course of the week

Recognition: They recieved some good comments from the judges, who noticed Kaye's hard work throughout the course of the week

Recognition: They recieved some good comments from the judges, who noticed Kaye’s hard work throughout the course of the week

Dancing the second Charleston of the evening was Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington, with the 59-year-old looking gorgeous in a bright pink, pinstriped mini skirt.

The overall consensus from the judges was that the performance was an improvement from last week’s dance, as they praised the Loose Women panellist’s hard work. 

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer stepped out in ultra-chic red and black ensembles for their intense Tango performance to Adele’s Rumour Has It.

The pair scored a reputable 26 points out of 40 for the performance.

The public vote is now open for viewers to save their favourite celebrity dancers ahead of tomorrow night’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 7:15pm on Sunday – when one couple will be eliminated from the contest for the first time this season.

Another tango: Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer stepped out in ultra-chic red and black ensembles for their intense Tango performance to Adele's Rumour Has It

Another tango: Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer stepped out in ultra-chic red and black ensembles for their intense Tango performance to Adele's Rumour Has It

All female: The duo are one of the two same-sex couples in this year's competition

All female: The duo are one of the two same-sex couples in this year's competition

Another tango: Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer stepped out in ultra-chic red and black ensembles for their intense Tango performance to Adele’s Rumour Has It

Middle ground: The pair scored a reputable 26 points out of 40 for the performance

Middle ground: The pair scored a reputable 26 points out of 40 for the performance

Middle ground: The pair scored a reputable 26 points out of 40 for the performance

Source: Dailymail

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