Kimberley Walsh gains perfect Strictly score

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 December 2012
Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh received the highest score of the series so far on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (08.12.12), gaining four 10s from the judges and soaring to the top of the leaderboard

Kimberley Walsh received a perfect score on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (08.12.12).

The Girls Aloud beauty danced a combination of the cha-cha-cha and the tango to the Weather Girls' 'It's Raining Men' with her partner Pasha Kovalev and was catapulted to the top of the leader board after landing an impressive four 10s from the judges.

Bruno Tonioli described it as "the dance of the season" and the high score put the couple two points ahead of Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone, whose "extraordinary" Charleston/quickstep to Paul Whiteman's 'Happy Feet' was described as "extraordinary", scored 38, including their first 10s of the series.

In third place, Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace danced a rumba/tango to U2's 'With or Without You', matching their score of 37 from last week.

Denise Van Outen and James Jordan - who had been the most successful couple of the competition up until the last two dances - dropped to fourth place with 35 points after the presenter's heel got caught in her prom-style dress during their quickstep/jive to Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petite' .

However, Bruno congratulated their efforts, telling them: "You were going at the speed of light. Apart from that moment when you caught yourself, it was superb."

Head Judge Len Goodman also enjoyed watching the pair dance, saying: "The quickstep had show and the jive had go."

Westlife's Nicky Bryne and partner Karen Hauer failed to impress with their American Smooth/foxtrot routine to Olly Murs' 'Troublemaker' and scored just 27 points, putting them at the bottom of the board.

Outspoken judge Craig Revel Horwood told Nicky: "There wasn't any bounce - your posture was awful in the American Smooth. I suspect that we're going to be seeing that dance again."

Lisa Riley danced a tango/cha-cha-cha mashup to Abba's 'Voulez Vous' and impressed all judges apart from Craig, scoring 30 points overall.

Viewers will find out who is next to leave in tonight's (09.12.12) 'Strictly Come Dancing' on BBC One at 7pm.

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