Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard: Who is at the top of the leaderboard?

Millions of BBC viewers across the UK tuned in to the premiere of Strictly Come Dancing season 20 where 15 celebrities showed off their moves for the first time. With the first-time nerves out of the way, the competition truly is ready to begin with one couple facing the axe this weekend. has a run-down of who impressed on the night and who failed to get the crowd going.

Who is at the top of the Strictly leaderboard? 

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu – 26

The live audience and judges went wild for actor Will Mellor and Nancy Xu’s Jive last Saturday night, scoring them a whopping 34 points.

They performed the Salsa to Luther Vandross’ Never Too Much and while Anton Du Beke said it was a “good performance” it was noted that some mistakes were made and more “hard work” is needed. 

James Bye and Amy Dowden – 24

EastEnders actor James Bye was feeling a little deflated after the first week, having messed up during the routine.

In a bid to show what he can really do, he and Amy Dowden danced the Tango to Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits.

Craig Revel Horwood described it as “very ploddy” and lacked intensity and “true drama” but did comment that he had “amazing musicality”. 

More to follow…

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