The eleven remaining contestants in Dancing On Ice 2012 danced to a string of pop classics on Sunday night – and for Jorgie Porter it was a particularly good show.

The Hollyoaks actress edged past nearest rival Matthew Wolfenden on the judges’ scoreboard after she picked up 24 points out of 30 – the highest score so far this series – just minutes after the Emmerdale actor had topped the board with 23.

And the judges were full of praise for her routine to Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time – which saw her wearing a schoolgirl outfit similar to that worn by Britney in the song’s video.

“You have a great partnership but you need to keep pushing yourself,” Louie Spence told her, “because this is very exciting.” Robin Cousins, meanwhile, said, “You encapsulated the role throughout the whole of the routine.”

Matthew Wolfenden, who was just a shade behind Jorgie after skating to ABC’s The Look Of Love, also picked up plenty of compliments.

“From the beginning to the end it was consistent, fluid and a pleasure to watch,” Louie said.

But while he and Robin awarded Matthew high marks, Katarina Witt’s score was far lower. “The beginning turned out to be cool,” she told him, “but from there I could tell that you were nervous.”

Others who did well included Chico and Sebastien Foucan, who finished within a hair’s breadth of each other on the scoreboard with 21.5 and 21 points respectively.

“I want to see you push it a little bit further now, because I think you have a lot more in store,” Louie told Chico. Meanwhile Robin said of Sebastien’s routine, “You have a long way to go, absolutely, but you have so much to offer.”

Chemmy Allcott and Andy Whyment also landed their highest scores of the series so far – with Chemmy scoring 20 for her Kylie Minogue-inspired routine, and Andy taking on The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles to receive 17 points from the judges.

Meanwhile Jennifer Ellison and Rosemary Conley tied with 17 points each, while there was another tie further down the scoreboard as Sam Nixon and Heidi Range both notched up 16.5

“This was simplicity at its best, it was a simple routine executed very well,” Louie said of Heidi’s performance to Jessie J’s Price Tag.

However he wasn’t so sure about Sam’s colourful routine to Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go Go. “For me tonight I don’t think it was as good as last week,” he said. “You need to up your game a bit.”

Last place on the scoreboard was taken by Charlene Tilton – who had dubbed herself ‘Suzie Skate-off’ after landing in the bottom two for the past fortnight – but the judges were underwhelmed by her routine this week, to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face.

“There is nothing new that you are doing…it’s not enough right now,” Robin complained, while Katarina added, “I am so disappointed because I was looking forward to your perky personality and I missed that. The lift was great, the flexibility was amazing but it is about improving your skating.”

Sunday’s show also featured two performances from One Direction, opening the show with What Makes You Beautiful and singing One Thing at the start of the results show.