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Laura Whitmore apologises to Strictly partner

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Laura Whitmore apologises to Strictly partner

Laura Whitmore apologised to her professional partner Giovanni Pernice on Saturday's (05.11.16) 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The MTV presenter was upset after she stumbled during their Samba routine and could be heard saying 'I'm sorry' to Giovanni as they left the stage.

She also told presenter Claudia Winkleman: "I feel really bad that I messed that bit up."

Judge Craig Revel Horwood acknowledged the mistake and said: "It looked a bit awkward but I thought you did a very good job," while Darcey Bussell said: "It's a shame you lost sync."

Head judge Len Goodman called Laura a star but added: "I'd have liked a little more Laura than Giovanni! You sacrificed technique to give us impact."

However, Bruno Tonioli was more positive, saying: "It really sizzled, you gave everything, got everyone going."

Despite being upset at her mistake, Laura received a total of 32 points from the judges.

Meanwhile, Danny Mac and his dance partner Oti Mabuse received the first 10 of this series for their Jive and were awarded a total of 38 points by the judges.

Daisy Lowe and Aljaz Skorjanec received 34 points for their Viennese Waltz while the judges were pleasantly surprised by Ed Balls' Quickstep with Katya Jones.

Craig said: "I can't believe I'm actually saying this - you are actually improving and that's brilliant to see."

However, it was Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton who topped the leaderboard with 39 points as they wowed the judges with their Argentine Tango.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' results show will air on BBC One on Sunday (06.11.16).