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Thursday 24th October 2019

Kelvin Fletcher shares message with fans after Strictly triumph

The pair scored the first 10s of the series

Kelvin Fletcher has thanked fans for their support after impressing the Strictly Come Dancing judges last night.

The former Emmerdale star, 35, and pro partner Oti Mabuse, 29, scored the first 10s of the series with their stellar performance of the Charleston, earning a huge 38 points out of 40 and securing them a place at the top of the leader board.

Taking to Instagram following the show, the actor shared a behind the scenes snap with Oti and wrote: "What. A. Night. Thank you sooooo much to everyone who voted for us. I'm blown away. (sic)"

I can only count my blessings... thank you @kelvin_fletcher for giving your all.
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He also proudly reshared clips from his famous pals, including Lucy Mecklenburgh, showing the judges dishing out their scores.

A thrilled Oti Mabuse also took to Instagram to give a glowing shout out to her partner after their spectacular performance.

Still wearing their Mary Poppins outfits, Oti heaped praise on Kelvin.

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"I can only count my blessings... thank you @kelvin_fletcher for giving your all," she wrote.

"Smashed it!" one fan commented under the shot, while another gushed, "You were both incredible. I loved this performance."

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I can only count my blessings... thank you @kelvin_fletcher for giving your all...

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Kelvin's wife Eliza was also showing her support on social media as she watched the show from home.

"Mega fans! It's all 10s from us!" she remarked.

However, not all Strictly fans were completely convinced they should have scored so highly.

One posted on Twitter last night: "I really like Kelvin - the man can dance - but that wasn’t perfect? Not sure about the 10s."

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Another wrote: "I love Kelvin but I'm baffled as to how that deserved 10s."

A third said: "WOW, two 10s for week three for Kelvin, did not expect that."

A fourth moaned: "Overmarked!!! Was a good routine but the lifts didn't flow!!!!!

Another Strictly fan argued: "Kelvin's feet didn't twist as much as they should and it definitely wasn't a 10!"

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