The first two live shows of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing contest have finished with singer/TV presenter Peter Andre at the top of the leaderboard with 30/40, one point ahead of Call The Midwife’s Helen George, who led the pack at the end of Friday night’s show.
“It was a showstopper,” Craig Revel Horwood told Peter. “I really, really enjoyed it. You romped it, darling.”
“Fantastic!” agreed Bruno Tonioli. “But get some hip action; get some fire in the loins.”
“You two are made for each other,” said Bruno. “Your chemistry was tangible. A wonderful first dance.”
“You have the potential to be a great hit on the dance floor,” Bruno told him.
“I’ve got a lot of hope that this could be the glory year for Anton,” said Len. “This could be the year, Anton, that you realise Strictly goes right up to Christmas.”
And Craig thrilled the couple with his comment: “It was the most sophisticated and stylish Jive we’ve ever had on the programme,” he told them.
“I could not take my eyes off you,” added Bruno. “Anton, you have first class material to be moulded into a masterpiece.”
But the judges weren’t thrilled by all the performances…
Jamelia scored 21 for her Waltz that Bruno said “started like a dream but didn’t continue like that”.
Kirsty and Ainsley each scored 20 points. Kirsty’s Waltz was said to have “balance issues” by Craig, and Ainsley was “moving like a headless chicken” in his Tango, said Bruno.
Jeremy scored 19 for his Cha Cha that Craig said had “bizarre bottom wiggle things going on”.
Click here for pictures of all the Saturday-night performances.
And click here for our picture special on the Friday-night show.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC1, Saturday, October 3, 6.20pm.
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