Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 3 September 2015

Strictly's Harry tangos to the top

Published 12/11/2011

Harry Judd has stormed to the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard
Harry Judd has stormed to the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard

Harry Judd stormed to the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard with a sizzling Argentine Tango.

The McFly drummer divided the judges' opinions, but his score of 37 was still the best of the night.

Craig Revel Horwood said after the performance: "It had filth and I loved it."

Head judge Len Goodman gave a mixed evaluation of the dance between Harry and his partner, Aliona Vilani.

"It was a very very clever routine," he said, "but for me, where was the intensity?"

Propping up the table was Boxer Audley Harrison who danced the Cha cha cha with his partner Natalie Lowe. The heavyweight was criticised for his timing, and took some body blows from the judges before getting a score of 20.

Next week the show will be broadcast live from Wembley Arena in front of a 6,000-strong live audience, but he was warned he may not make it.

"The National Rail on a Bank Holiday's got better timing," said Bruno. Len said: "I've got a feeling the only way you'll get to Wembley is on the Jubilee Line."

Russell Grant yet again got the biggest laughs of the night with an outrageous American Smooth with Flavia Cacace.

Before he was given a score of 26 - the second lowest of the night - Len told him he looked like "a giant Ferrero Rocher on the dancefloor". Bruno said: "You really are your own special creation."

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