Jay McGuiness received the first 10 of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing competition after wowing the judges with his movie inspired routine. The former The Wanted singer and his partner received a standing ovation after concluding their Pulp Fiction based jive.
The 25 year-old star threw himself into the John Travolta character performing across from his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani who channeled Uma Thurman’s character Mia in a black wig and white shirt.
Jay blew the judges away with his Pulp Fiction inspired jive
"You brought the house down!" said host Tess Daly as the pair waited to hear the judge’s comments. Judge Bruno Tonioli was the first to compliment the couple saying: "The blockbuster everybody was waiting for. You’ve outdone and out danced Travolta and every other dancer here tonight. Best dance ever!"
Judge Craig Revel Horwood, often a tough judge to please, continued to pile on the praise. "That is a level of technique we have never seen ever. A-may-zing darling."
Following the positive comments the dancing duo were awarded 37 points, receiving three nines and a ten from Bruno. In shock from the high score, singer Jay was speechless but smiled broadly at his partner.
However, they weren’t the only couple to impress the judges. Eastenders star Kellie Bright and her partner Kevin Clifton received high praise for their Star Wars themed dance which included light sabres, high kicks and cart wheel lifts. Following closely behind Jay the pair scored an impressive 32 points.
Carol Kirkwood failed to impressive with her quick step
Failing to impressive however, were BBC weather woman Carol Kirkwood and her partner Pasha Kovalev who performed a South Pacific inspired quick step along to the films theme tune I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.
Craig was unenthused by the performance branding it "lame and very lackluster." Receiving a mere 17 points the couple trail behind at the bottom of the leader board and are relying on the public vote to get them through to next week’s programme.