Neil Jones and Alex Scott were praised for their & # 39; chemistry & # 39; while performing a lively Cha-Cha-Cha routine during the live edition of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.
The professional dancer, 37 – who announced his divorce last month from wife Katya, 30 – and the former soccer player, 34, drew the attention of both jury members and fans during their romantic performance at What I Did For Love by David Guetta.
Panel activist Shirley Ballas emphasized their alluring connection: & # 39; What I liked about the dance was the chemistry, generally a bit better than last week! & # 39;
Ooh-la-la: Neil Jones and Alex Scott were praised for their & # 39; chemistry & # 39; while performing a lively Cha-Cha-Cha routine at the live edition of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday
Chief Judge Shirley, 59, was not the only viewer to comment on the pair's strong bond, while fans rushed to Twitter to express their thoughts on Alex and Neil's set.
A social media user wrote: & # 39; Alex Scott definitely brought the & # 39; Sass & # 39; in that Cha Cha Cha. I enjoyed watching her and Neil & # 39; s chemistry in their two dances so far #Strictly. & # 39;
& # 39; Chemistry between Alex and Neil actually makes me scream. YAS PLEZ. #StrictlyComeDancing # Strictly2019 & # 39 ;, a second fan agreed.
A third viewer shared: & # 39; Cha Cha Cha from Alex and Neil was fine and it's great to see Alex grow in confidence and agree with Shirley that there is chemistry between Alex and Neil! And who wouldn't want a master class in sass and self-care from Michelle Visage? & # 39;
Former partner: the professional dancer, 37, announced his divorce from wife Katya last month (pictured with her celebrity partner Mike Bushell)
Working: Neil and the former football player, 34, drew the attention of both jury members and fans during their romantic performance to What I Did For Love by David Guetta
Close: The couple produced an incredibly cozy show when they hit the dance floor for their second performance of the competition series
& # 39; Alex was great #StrictlyComeDancing because of the other dancers and surprisingly loving Neil what a talent & # 39 ;, (sic) added another.
Despite their pleasant display, the professional partners – who finished with a solid 22 points out of 40 – were criticized for their weak foot placement
Ballroom pro Shirley explained: & # 39; You had some energy, you had a strong performance … to get ahead, you need a stronger foot placement, better foot action also because you are a bit flat in the feet.
& # 39; You must decide whether it is a bent or straight leg, as well as a rhythm in the middle &, according to the dance specialist.
& # 39; I'm here for Alex and Neil's chemistry & # 39 ;: fans went to Twitter in their droves to express their thoughts about Alex and Neil's set
The Italian choreographer Bruno Tonioli, 63, said: & If you do not place your feet correctly, you will not get the right hip action, it will lose the feeling of Cha Cha Cha. I appreciate what you do, but keep working well. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Neil & # 39; s estranged wife Katya and her famous partner Mike scored a disappointing 14 points out of 40 with an American Smooth to Rhinestone Cowboy from Glen Campbell.
Tap expert Neil and Russian beauty Katya announced that they would end their six-year marriage in August, ten months after she was caught kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh on the street.
And at the first edition of the live shows, the fans were strongly convinced that he was referring to the scandal in his quick-step choreography when he made his debut with Alex earlier this month.
She is a fan! Panel activist Shirley Ballas emphasized their alluring connection: & # 39; What I liked about the dance was the chemistry, generally a bit better than last week! & # 39;
Impressive: the Tap expert and sports bundle ended with a solid 22 points out of 40
Oh honey: Meanwhile, Neil & # 39; s estranged wife Katya and her famous partner scored a disappointing 14 points out of 40 with an American Smooth to Rhinestone Cowboy
The skilled dancer and sports expert were the first pair to hit the dance floor and Neil enjoyed finally getting a celebrity partner.
Fans with eagle eyes saw a very interesting piece of choreography in the routine, with Neil leaning towards a kiss to be quickly rejected by Alex.
While Neil and Alex scored 21 out of 40, Katya and BBC sports presenter Mike, 53, received 22 points for their lively jive for Do You Love Me?
This year's line-up also has the likes of former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, soap star Catherine Tyldesley, James Cracknell and Michelle Visage.
Calling it stops: Neil announced his divorce from Katya, 30 last month (shown in January earlier this year)
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