STRICTLY COME DANCING returned with the first of its live shows last weekend as the couples take to the dancefloor for the first time. Who is at the top of the leaderboard so far?
Strictly Come Dancing has returned to BBC One and the couples had a week to get plenty of practice in ahead of the first live show. The lineup of celebrities met their professional partners for the first time last week and they performed live. This website has explained who is at the top of the leaderboard after last week.
On Saturday night a total of 15 couples taking to the dancefloor for their debut performances.
No one will be leaving the competition as the couples are just starting to warm up ahead of the eliminations.
For their first performance, presenter AJ Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington will be dancing the Jive to Gold Dust by DJ Fresh.
Kai is one of the new professionals joining the cast this year and AJ was excited to be his first-ever partner.
The pair made show history, with Shirley giving her first nine ever in week one. She said: “I have never seen a Jive like that in week one.”
Anton called it “absolutely remarkable” and “brilliant”, with Motsi saying it was the “best dance of the night so far”.
She was given an overall score of
Making up the show’s first male same-sex couple, John Whaite and Johannes Radebe will be dancing the Tango to Blue Monday by New Order. They are excited to bring something new to the series this year.
Motsi said it was a “superb start to the show”, with Shirley commenting on the “stunning choreography”. The pair made history finishing with a score of
Olympian Adam Peaty was paired with Katya Jones and they will also by trying out the Cha Cha to Beggin’ by Måneskin.
The pair were dubbed two of the most competitive people in the series and they have their eyes on a spot in the final. They were given a score of which he was proud of having never danced before.
CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson will be dancing with Nancy Xu, performing the Viennese Waltz to End of the Road by Boys II Men. Rhys said he was thrilled to be Nancy’s first-ever partner. . “Brinkwire Summary News”.