Will Mellor and Hamza Yassin top Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard

Will Mellor impressed on the dancefloor credit:Bang Showbiz
Will Mellor impressed on the dancefloor credit:Bang Showbiz

Will Mellor and Hamza Yassin have topped the 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard.

The 46-year-old actor - who played Gaz Wilkinson in 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' - impressed the judges with his Jive routine alongside his professional partner Nancy Xu.

Will danced to 'Livin’ La Vida Loca’ by Ricky Martin, and he scored a total of 34 points out of a possible 40.

Hamza, on the other hand, performed a Foxtrot to ‘Islands In The Stream’ by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

The 32-year-old wildlife presenter and his professional partner Jowita Przystał wowed the judges with their footwork. They earned a score of 34 out of 40, putting them joint-top of the leaderboard alongside Will and Nancy.

By contrast, former England soccer captain Tony Adams and his partner Katya Jones failed to impress with their routine.

Katya created an Arsenal-themed Tango, to ‘Go West’ by Village People.

The ex-sportsman began the routine sat on top of a cannon, in reference to his former team - but Tony's efforts underwhelmed the judging panel, with Craig Revel Horwood describing his performance as "stompy".

Tony and Katya were ultimately awarded a meagre score of 15 out of 40, putting them at the bottom of the table.

Elsewhere, Matt Goss and his partner Nadiya Bychkov also failed to impress the judges.

The pop star and Nadiya performed a Quickstep to ‘Sir Duke’ by The Chris Walden Big Band.

However, he was only awarded 20 out of 40, placing him near the bottom of the 'Strictly' leaderboard.

The results from the opening weekend of dancing will all be carried over to next week.