Ashley and Pasha get perfect score in Blackpool

The first of the series

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Strictly Come Dancing was live from Blackpool Tower ballroom this evening, and one couple bagged themselves a simply perfect 40.

The first of the series!

Pasha and Ashley have scored the first 40 (Credit: BBC)

Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev landed the top score after performing a fish and chip-themed jive.

While it’s an amazing achievement and always a landmark moment in any run of the show, this didn’t come without controversy.

Many viewers aren’t happy that Ashley has experience of dancing professionally as a pop star, although this was contemporary.

Others were delighted to see her and Pasha’s consistent brilliance rewarded.

Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev dancing their Jive (Credit: BBC)
Ashley is a controversial figure on this year’s show (Credit: BBC)

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