Strictly favourite Jay McGuiness trips during romantic foxtrot

He has impressed the judges week upon week but Jay McGuiness left them unimpressed after he tripped during his dance performance on Saturday evening's Strictly Come Dancing. Devastated by the mishap The Wanted singer was sure that he had blown his chances of a good score.

After receiving comments last week that he lacked emotion in his face the 25-year-old singer was determined to remedy this and threw himself whole-heartedly into the foxtrot he performed to Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down.

Tough judge Craig Revel-Horwood was unenthusiastic about the dance saying, "I found the whole thing a little bland. As soon as you begin to dance properly the face goes dead. The trip…it wasn’t a good evening for you."

The singer tripped during his performance but managed to regain his balance to continue

Bruno Tonioli, however, reassured the singer that it wasn’t all bad. "You're always so endearing, the touchy feeling introduction, everything. Don't be discouraged, it was fantastic."

Taking Bruno’s lead, female judge Darcey Bussel tried to lift the Glad You Came singer's spirits, insisting his "technique is outstanding" and that she was taken in as he "told a story" with his dance moves.

Despite a mixed bag of reviews from the judges Jay and his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani received a 6 from Craig and three 8s from the other judges, giving them a total of 30.

Georgia received the highest score of the competition with her lively charleston

Despite Jay often being the favourite this week the star of the show was Georgia May Foote. Securing three 10s for her Charleston with partner Giovanni Pernice, the Coronation Street actress achieved the highest score of the series so far.

Even critical judge Craig was blown away by her performance saying, "Three letters. L.U.V." After such an impressive performance the 24-year-old actress is tipped to make it to this year’s final at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom and is now considered a serious contender for the winner of the series.