Strictly Come Dancing’s first week of competition ended on a real high on Saturday night for some of the celebrity dancers but especially The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge.
‘That, without a doubt, is the best dance of Week One,’ Len told Frankie.
‘A major hit,’ Darcey Bussell agreed. ‘Beautiful feeling throughout and a joy to watch.’
Even the notoriously difficult to please Craig Revel Horwood loved it, describing Frankie’s moves as ‘graceful and elegant’.
EastEnders’ Jake Wood, who had danced a tango the night before, was knocked off his top spot on the scoreboard but stayed in second place.
The other eight celebrities who danced on the second night, with Frankie, had mixed results.
Blue singer Simon Webbe “did a really fantastic job” with his jive and scored 27/40.
Casualty’s Sunetra Sarker danced a “firecracker of a tango”, said Bruno and joined reality TV star Mark Wright on a score of 24/40. “You have fantastic potential,” Len told Mark after his Cha-cha-cha. Mark’s fiancée, former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan, was in the audience and, by the look on her face, she agreed with Len.
Former rugby player-turned-model Thom Evans danced a waltz and was told to “be more sexy next time” by Bruno, scoring 23/40.
That left Mrs Brown’s Boys star Jenny Gibney in last place, with a score of 18/40 for her jive. “We’re hoping we’ll have the luck of the Irish,” Jenny said, but she didn’t.
For the scores from the first show, click here.
The scores from both nights will be carried over to the next show, when the viewers will be able to vote.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC1, Saturday, October 3, 6.20pm.