Rachel Stevens came top of the leader board on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night acheiving the first perfect score of the competition.

The former S Club singer and her partner Vincent Simone were awarded a maximum of 40 points from the judges for their floaty foxtrot.

Judges on the BBC1 show were unanimous in their praise for Rachel with head judge Len Goodman saying the performance “blew my socks off”.

Holby City actor Tom Chambers and partner Camilla Dallerup scored 36 points with an aggressive tango.

Arlene said: “It was a gripping tale of a tango and I’m ready to see the sequel.”

Lisa Snowdown and partner Brendan Cole received a resounding ‘yes’ and 35 points from the judges for what was, according to Bruno, “a top, vintage quickstep.”

Ex-England rugby star Austin Healey and partner Erin Boag also notched up 35 points with their cha-cha-cha – but Arlene criticised his “timid arms”.

Statuesque couple Jodie Kidd and partner Ian Waite impressed the judges with their fast-paced jive and were awarded 30 points.

Craig said: “For a gargantuine couple I was really surprised with that.”

Presenter Christine Bleakley and partner Matthew Cutler came bottom of the judges of the leaderboard with just 27 points for their cha-cha-cha with Craig saying the performance was “disappointing, very wooden.”

At the end of the show, John Sergeant – who announced he was quitting the show earlier this week, and his partner Kristina Rihanoff performed their last waltz with John describing his Strictly experience as “Strictly fantastic.”