Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool: Craig Revel Horwood gives first 10 of the series for Destiny’s Child mix

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Strictly Come Dancing has been making our Saturday nights shimmer but last night’s episode at the Blackpool Tower ballroom was especially glam, seeing Craig Revel Horwood give his first 10 of the series.

Strictly Come Dancing returned to the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom on Saturday night. As usual the stunning location was graced with all the glitz, and glamour that comes with BBC’s most popular dancing show, and it was Fleur East and Vita Coppola who were the belles of the ball.

Fleurito, as they have been nicknamed, received the perfect 40 score, getting 10’s from all four judges for their Couple’s Choice performance which was a stunning tribute to Destiny’s Child. The fierce performance had Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse on their feet as soon as the music started.

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Fleur’s perfect score meant that it was finally time for Strictly’s toughest judge to dust off his 10 paddle. That’s right Mr Craig Revel Horwood gave out his first perfect 10 score of the season. The notoriously hard to please judge uttered his famous phrase ‘fab-u-lous’ when giving feedback after the couple’s performance.

So, what else happened on Strictly last night? Here’s a breakdown of the remaining celebrities and their scores from Blackpool week.

Celebrity performances for Blackpool week

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Here’s the full list of routines performed by the remaining celebrity couples:

  • Ellie T & Johannes: American Smooth to You’re My World by Cilla Black
  • Fleur & Vito: Couple’s Choice to Destiny’s Child Megamix by Destiny’s Child
  • Helen & Gorka: Quickstep to Valerie by Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse
  • Kym & Graziano: Paso Doble to Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna / We Found Love by Calvin Harris ft Rihanna
  • Molly & Carlos: Jive to Bandstand by Boogie Barry Manilow
  • Hamza & Jowita: American Smooth to (Theme From) New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
  • Tyler & Dianne: Salsa to KC & The Sunshine Band Megamix by KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Will & Nancy: Samba to I Go To Rio by Hugh Jackman

Strictly leaderboard: Week eight

  • Fleur East and Vito Coppola 10+10+10+10 = 40
  • Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez 9+10+10+10 = 39
  • Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal 9+9+10+10 = 38
  • Will Mellor and Nancy Xu 8+9+9+9 = 35
  • Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu 8+9+9+9 = 35
  • Tyler West and Dianne Buswell 8+9+9+9 = 35
  • Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima 8+8+8+9 = 33
  • Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe 7+8+8+8 = 31

How to watch Strictly Come Dancing

The show airs on BBC One every week at 7.15pm, and can also be found streaming on BBC iPlayer. The spin-off show  Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two,  also streamed on BBC and iPlayer.

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