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Danny Mac gets full marks on Strictly Come Dancing

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Danny Mac gets full marks on Strictly Come Dancing

Danny Mac topped the 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard at Blackpool's iconic Tower Ballroom.

The former 'Hollyoaks' star and his professional partner Oti Mabuse easily secured full marks with a fast-paced charleston to 'Puttin' On the Ritz'.

Darcey Bussell told the duo: "There was a step to every beat of that music. What was impressive was how you held onto that one-handed cartwheel. It is difficult to distinguish who is the professional dancer now."

Whilst Bruno Tonioli added: "It was like watching a Broadway show, it was that standard. What is great, you didn't go too far on slapstick, it was all good dancing."

Even Craig Revel Horwood was impressed by the performance, telling the actor: "One word, three syllables darling. Fabulous."

After receiving 40 points from the judges, Danny was a little teary.

He said: "I can't even put into words how this feels. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Elsewhere on the show, Louise Redknapp impressed with a 'Game of Thrones' inspired pasa doble, which Darcey labelled as "dynamic and strong"

Craig told Louise's dance partner Kevin Clifton: "Kevin, you always do brilliant pasos and this didn't disappoint. Full of drama."

Claudia Fragapane opened the show with a fantastic jive to 'Hey Mickey'.

Head judge Len Goodman told her: "It did blow my mind. Little miss dynamite out there. It was quick, it was sharp. I thought it was a super dynamic routine and a super job."

Whilst Craig added: "It's a terrible shame because that routine could have been a 10 but that mistake ... However, I really and truly loved it."

Ed Balls may have ended up bottom of the leaderboard but his jive to 'Great Balls of Fire' had high energy.

Len praised the politician, telling him: "You're getting better. You came down there [on the piano] and made Blackpool rock."

Whilst Bruno said: "You are strangely addictive and to my surprise, most of it looked like a jive."

'Strictly Come Dancing' returns on Sunday evening (20.11.16).