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Daisy Lowe tops Strictly leaderboard

Daisy Lowe tops Strictly leaderboard

Daisy Lowe has topped the 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard for the first week.

The 27-year-old model and professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec scored 32 points for their waltz, which was described by head judge Len Goodman as the best dance he'd ever seen in week one of the contest.

Awarding them a nine, he said: "I was looking for a daisy and I found an English rose.

"I don't think I've seen a dance better than that for week one, ever."

Darcy Bussell agreed and said: "You instantly set the romantic feel to the atmosphere, it sent shivers down my back."

Bruno Tonioli added: "You are dazzling, it had the radiant quality of old school glamour. You made it look very easy."

However, Craig Revel Horwood wasn't as convinced and admitted: "I found it a bit sickly sweet, over the top but you danced it beautifully."

Elsewhere on the show, politician Ed Balls and his partner Katya Jones failed to impress, scoring just 21 points to take the bottom slot on the leader board, two behind Friday (23.09.16) night's lowest-scoring contestant Lesley Joseph.

Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp tied for second place with 31, one point ahead of bookies' favourite Will Young, who picked up a respectable 30.

Also dancing on Saturday's (24.09.16) show were olympic gymnast Claudia Fragipane and actress Tameka Empson, who were both awarded 26 by the judges and singer Anastacia, who got 28.

None of the 15 couples who danced on Friday and Saturday will be eliminated this week.