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Monday 16th December 2019

Strictly Come Dancing viewers hail Blackpool show a triumph

There was so much love in the room!

Kelvin Fletcher and Karim Zeroual jointly topped the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom on Saturday night (16.11.19).

The former Emmerdale actor and his dance partner Oti Mabuse wowed with an energetic jive to Jailhouse Rock, scoring a whopping 39 points while Karim and his partner Amy Dowden impressed with a Charleston to Happy.

Kelvin and Oti took no prisoners with their jive (Credit: BBC)

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Of Kelvin's Jive, Motsi Mabuse said: "He made my life, not my day.

"What was that? I can't believe it. Well done, that was out of this world. Amazing."

Shirley Ballas admitted: "I'm speechless. I don't really know where to start. Your coordination was superb.

"You owned it, you gave it, you controlled it. I was impressed."

And commenting on Karim's charleston, Bruno Tonioli told the dancing couple: "I told you a while back, you remind me of young Gene Kelly. This proves it."

Craig Revel Horwood added: "It was fantastic, absolutely amazing."

Meanwhile, professional dancer Anton Du Beke scored his first ever 10s in the history of his time on Strictly with his American smooth to Let's Face the Music and Dance with EastEnders' Emma Barton, which Bruno dubbed "glamorous, glossy and sophisticated".

Anton was 'shook' (Credit: BBC)

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Craig told them: "Beautiful movement around the floor, elegant, grateful."

Motsi added: "You absolutely look divine and that dance was amazing."

OMG what a night at Blackpool. Absolutely fantastic.

Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice found themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard this week with a respectable 32 for their couple's choice, street commercial to Vogue.

Craig said: "I loved the high styling of it and I loved the sentiment of it."

Shirley added: "A dance is an expression to music and you used it fully. I also loved the sentiment."

Fans of the show were full of praise for the Blackpool special.

We've all been left with a big headache, though... who the hell deserves to win?!

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Sunday night (17.11.19).

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