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Everyone is excited about Bobby Brazier’s performance!
Jody Cundy impresses with his quick step with Jowita Przystal
It’s universal praise for Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola’s jive!
Les Dennis gets a score of 16 for his tango with Nancy Xu
Zara and Sam Thompson are two goals!
The judges disagree on Zara McDermott’s cha-cha-cha!
A standing ovation for the samba of Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin!
Was Craig too hard on Nikita and Gorka?
Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez received a score of 21 for their waltz
Meet Adam Thomas: Strictly, Emmerdale and Waterloo Road stars from a VERY famous family
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington are at the top of the leaderboard!
Eddie Kadi and Karen Haur gave a ‘magnificent’ quickstep
How incredible do Claudia and Tess look?
Angela has ‘a lot of potential’ according to Craig Revel Horwood (high praise from him!)
They don’t make it easy for them! Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu tango for their first dance
There is praise for Adam and Luba everywhere!
It’s Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk first!
The opening performance was a hit with the fans!
Less than 20 minutes left folks!
Jeff Brazier is keeping his fingers crossed for son Bobby and his partner Dianne
It’s hair and makeup time!
Layton Williams is ready to hit the dance floor!
Meet Krishnan Guru-Murthy: the Strictly Come Dancing star and news presenter whose wife is ‘shocked’ he’s on the show
Meet Eddie Kadi: Congolese comedian with ‘illegal hips’ bringing the VIBE to Strictly
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