Rhys Stephenson achieves a perfect score on Strictly Come Dancing

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Rhys Stephenson achieved a perfect score credit:Bang Showbiz
Rhys Stephenson achieved a perfect score credit:Bang Showbiz

Rhys Stephenson achieved a perfect score with his latest routine on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 28-year-old TV star and his professional partner Nancy Xu wowed the judges with their faultless Charleston, and they were rewarded with a score of 40 out of 40.

Shirley Ballas gushed: "I have never ever seen a Charleston like that!"

Anton Du Beke also praised the table-topping duo.

He said: "You absolutely smashed the place up, unbelievable!"

Elsewhere, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington danced the Pasodoble - but they failed to replicate the form they showed last week.

The 33-year-old TV presenter and her professional partner were given a score of 28 by the 'Strictly' judges.

After their routine, Craig Revel Horwood said: "You needed a stronger Spanish line. I was a little bit disappointed. I felt like you were less connected to one another."

Motsi Mabuse, on the other hand, offered some words of encouragement to AJ.

She said: "It was not a good dance for you, I felt the nerves today. I also know you’re a fighter."

Meanwhile, Dan Walker enjoyed a night of contrasting emotions after performing his American Smooth to 'King Of The Road' by The Proclaimers.

The BBC presenter - who is partnered with Nadiya Bychkova - scored his first nine of the series, but was also given a lowly four by Craig.

The notoriously hard-to-please judge told Dan: "It lacked any feeling - it wasn’t for me."

However, Shirley was much more upbeat about his effort.

She said: "Give yourself some permission to enjoy it ... you are representing the men who have never danced before!"

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