Ashley Roberts achieves a perfect score on Strictly Come Dancing
17 November 2018 - 9:00 PM

Ashley Roberts achieves a perfect score on Strictly Come Dancing

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Ashley Roberts and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev have achieved the first perfect score of this year's "Strictly Come Dancing".

The 37-year-old star wowed the judges with a spectacular performance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, where she was given the first score of 40 of the current series.

"Strictly" judge Bruno Tonioli heaped praise on Ashley's performance, saying: "There are some performances that become part of "Strictly" history - you did just that."

And Shirley Ballas was similarly enthusiastic about their routine.

She said: "The whole thing was on form and fantastic."

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Another of the night's most impressive performances was delivered by Joe Sugg, who achieved an overall score of 38, including three scores of ten.

In response to Joe's performance with his partner Dianne Buswell, judge Darcey Bussell said: "That was a grand performance - oh my goodness, a classic Quickstep. That was a stunning dance."

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At the other end of the "Strictly" leader board is Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard, who danced the Argentine Tango to "River" by Bishop Briggs.

The duo failed to impress the judges with their routine and could only muster a score of 25.

Of their performance, Bruno said: "I love the determination you put in the dance ... but it lacked a bit of fluidity and intimacy."

Meanwhile, newsreader Kate Silverton and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec - who performed an American Smooth to "Everlasting Love" by Love Affair - also failed to impress the judges in Blackpool.

The pair scored 30 and Craig Revel Horwood was underwhelmed by their routine.

He said: "I thought it lacked a little bit of energy."

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