Despite finishing one routine just a teeny bit late and having a wobble in her other dance, EastEnders star Kellie Bright and her partner Kevin Clifton finished top of the leaderboard in the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals.

Sitting at the bottom is Katie Derham and Anton Du Beke, whose Charleston got a score of just 4 from Craig Revel Horwood.

There was a whole lot of dancing going on from the remaining five couples, as each had to dance twice in the semi-finals.

Kellie and Kevin danced a Rumba first that Len Goodman loved. But it’s where all the judges spotted Kellie’s wobble…

“I wish I hadn’t seen it,” Len told Kellie, “because, without that, I was struggling to find fault.”

“Technically it was brilliant,” Craig agreed. “Almost perfect.”

“I could see how hard you’ve worked,” Darcey Bussell added. “A shame about that tiny error.”

That damn wobble! That and what Bruno Tonioli and Darcey judged was a lack of sexual chemistry, meant they scored 34 points.

“I would have liked it hotter,” Bruno told them.

“Kevin’s wife is sitting in the audience!” Kellie screamed.

Their second dance, an American Smooth, was even closer to perfection, scoring 39 points.

“It was a classic, darling,” Craig declared. “I thought you danced it beautifully.”

“All the Hollywood quality we wanted,” Darcey agreed.

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani and Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice were joint second on the leader board, with a combined scored of 71 points each for their two dances.

Jay’s Viennese Waltz lacked romance, said Craig.

“You didn’t look in love, you looked like Aliona had dumped you,” Craig told Jay.

Their second dance was a Charleston and they used Doctor Who’s Tardis to take them back to the 1920s.





Jay and Aliona used the Tardis to bring their 1920s Charleston to the 21st century

 

It was during this dance that Craig thought it looked like Jay might have dumped Aliona – literally.

“Did you mean to drop her?” he asked Jay, referring to a lift which ended with Aliona on her bottom.

“I thought the drop was intentional,” Bruno said.

“It was!” Aliona insisted.





This was the moment Craig and Len thought Jay dropped Aliona. She says he didn’t…

 

But Darcey and Len weren’t convinced.

“The lift was odd,” Darcey told them.

Georgia and Giovanni’s first dance was a Cha Cha – a late change of dance for them which meant they didn’t have long to learn the routine.

“But you did great,” Len told them.





Georgia and Giovanni – the GGs – “did great” with their Cha Cha, said Len

 

“Fantastic energy and the dance content was on the money.”

But it was their Viennese Waltz that the judges loved.

“I have to be honest,” Craig said – and everyone held their breath… “I could watch you two dance all night. Gorgeous!”

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko had a combined scored of 64 for their Foxtrot and Salsa.

Len and Craig weren’t happy because they felt their Foxtrot became an American Smooth and they felt their Salsa was a bit too athletic.





Anita and Gleb’s Foxtrot started with a piano note

 

“Once you got off the piano and into hold there were things I loved,” Len told about their Foxtrot. “But then you forgot about staying in hold.”

“It was like watching the Olympics,” Craig told them.

Darcey saw it differently.

“You are so daring,” she told Anita. “Most ladies would have cut half of that out. Phenomenal! How did you learn all that and another dance in one week?”

There was no such high praise for Katie and Anton, who had a joint score of 56 points.

Len said of their Charleston: “The song [Too Darn Hot from Kiss Me Kate] was hot but the dance was not.”

And he described their Waltz as “unstable”.





Katie and Anton’s Charleston was not hot, said Len





“Awkward, stiff and your kicks were completely out of time,” Craig said of their Charleston.

“You aimed high but didn’t get there,” Bruno added. “You had moments where you were unbalanced,” Bruno commented on their Waltz.

Will they be going home?

Find out who the Strictly Come Dancing 2015 finalists are on BBC1, Sunday, December 13, 7.20pm.

For a breakdown of all the scores and dances, check out our picture special here.

Watch Jay and Aliona’s Charleston here and decide for yourself if he dropped her