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Ore Oduba tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard

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Ore Oduba tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard

Ore Oduba has topped the 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard with an almost perfect score.

The 29-year-old sports presenter and his partner Joanne Clifton wowed judges with the first jive of the competition on Saturday (15.10.16), and managed to score an impressive 39, with only Craig Revel Horwood not presenting him with a perfect 10.

Len Goodman compared the performance to that of last year's winner Jay McGuinness, whose memorable jive scored 37.

The 72-year-old head judge said: "It was a show-stopping, jaw-dropping, eye-popping, jive. I thought last week was fantastic. You've had a week, or four days, five days, whatever. But listen, move over Jay, you've turned up."

Elsewhere on the show, 'Hollyoaks' hunk Danny Mac and his partner Oti Mabuse matched the whopping score of 36 they scored last week, with each judge giving their quickstep a nine.

Darcy Bussell said: "Oh my gosh that was pure class. When you were up on stage there, I could not wait for it to start. What you just produced up there, I just wanted you to get on the dance floor. And I thought 'Yes!' and you could do it and my gosh you sailed. That was outstanding. You led Oti, and you were in control of the dance. And that is something that is very difficult for a male celebrity to do. That is one of the best classic quicksteps I have seen."

At the other end of the 'Strictly...' leaderboard was politician Ed Balls, who failed to impress judges with his knight in shining armour themed Paso Doble. The former Shadow Chancellor scored just 16, with Bruno Tonioli likening Ed's arm movements to a "demented traffic warden".

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' results show will be on BBC One at 7:15pm on Sunday (16.10.16)