'I Love A Good Kisser': DWTS Kicks Off With A Bang As Danica McKellar Kisses Judge Bruno Tonioli Following Performance

Last night saw the return of Dancing With The Stars and there was love in the air... for Danica McKellar at least when she kissed judge Bruno Tonioli after the judges rewarded her and her professional dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy with good marks for their first dance of the new season.

Having taken to the dance floor for the first time after weeks of practice, Danica who is famous for her role as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years, performed the foxtrot with Val, leaving the judges impressed.

Danica and Val perform on the dance floor (TheVocalVault / abc / Youtube)

Happy to be given all eights, Danica showed her gratitude by planting a kiss on Bruno to which the judge responded with: "I love a good kisser! You are so exuberant and warm!"

Len Goodman added: "You don’t get a second chance at a first impression, and my first impression is terrific."

The judges were left impressed with their routine (TheVocalVault / abc / Youtube)

Their good scores for the evening saw them chart at third place whilst Former Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure and her pro partner Mark Ballas came in at second place.

Meanwhile, the opening night of the 18th season of the show also saw Candace reveal that she was dumped by her boyfriend when she was a teenager in favour of Danica. Recalling what happened and the conversation she had with her then beau, Candace said:

"I remember the phone call I got from Jeremy Miller saying, 'Um, we’re breaking up, because I have a new girlfriend - and her name is Danica'.

"I got dumped, because he wanted to go out with Danica!"

But Danica and Candance weren't the only ones to impress on the show as Olympic ice skating champion Charlie White topped last night's leaderboard with his performance of a contemporary dance with Sharna Burgess.

Check out Danica's performance

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