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    Posted: 09 Nov 2014 at 01:15

'You ate up that dancefloor!' Strictly's Pixie Lott becomes 'superstar housewife' as she tops leaderboard and gets her first ten with fun Foxtrot

By Jessica Earnshaw for MailOnline

Published: 20:42, 8 November 2014 | Updated: 22:22, 8 November 2014

After calling on her grandad for inspiration, Pixie Lott found herself at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard with her 'original' take on the Foxtrot on Saturday evening.

With vintage curls in her hair and an apron around her waist, the hitmaker oozed elegance as she performed with professional Trent Whiddon to The Beatles' When I’m Sixty Four.

The 23-year-old was told by judge Bruno Tonioli that she was a 'housewife superstar' before being awarded a ten from Darcey Bussell - a first for both contestant and judge - one nine and one eight.

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Impressive: Pixie Lott found herself at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard with her 'original' take on the Foxtrot on Saturday evening

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Quite the picture! With vintage curls in her hair and an apron around her waist, the hitmaker oozed elegance as she performed with Trent Whiddon

The ballet star said: 'You stretched yourself and ate up that dancefloor. Fabulous!', while Len Goodman commented: 'It was lovely and charming.'


Bruno added: 'Oh Pixie, Pixie - you housewife superstar! It was refreshingly original and it had a lot of character', before the Mama Do crooner was awarded 36 points.

After DJ Scott Mills left the competition last week, it was Simon Webb who took to the dancefloor first at the weekend with an upbeat Quickstep.

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Her first! The 23-year-old was told by judge Bruno Tonioli that she was a 'housewife superstar' before being awarded a ten from Darcey Bussell

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Smooth: The ballet star said: 'You stretched yourself and ate up that dancefloor. Fabulous'

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As easy as that! The blonde beauty, who was dressed in a long red dress, was awarded 36 points from the judges

Tess Daly wished co-host Claudia Winkleman, who is busy looking after her daughter Matilda at home after an accident on Halloween, all the best before introducing the contestants.

After losing his way last Saturday, the Blue singer was feeling the pressure as he took on the role of an actor alongside Kristina Rihanoff to I Got Rhythm by Bobby Darin. 

Bruno told him: 'You gave us plenty of razzle dazzle. You're enjoying everything and embracing the moment,' while Len Goodman said: 'The Quickstep isn't simple Simon, but as far as I'm concerned your going to Blackpool. I loved the energy and commitment.'

Craig Revel Horwood added: 'Your head placement and posture could have been improved, but you flew around the floor with absolute ease. You are fast becoming a serious contender.'

He was awarded a seven, eight and two nines from Darcey Bussell and Len, totaling 33 overall and putting him in second place.

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Double act: Tess Daly, who wowed in a chic blue gown, wished co-host Claudia Winkleman all the best before introducing the contestants

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Suited and booted: After DJ Scott Mills left the competition last week, it was Simon Webb who took to the dancefloor first at the weekend with an upbeat Quickstep

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Speeding up: After losing his way last Saturday, the Blue singer was feeling the pressure as he took on the role of an actor alongside Kristina Rihanoff to I Got Rhythm by Bobby Darin

Self-confessed tomboy Caroline Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev were up next with their Waltz, to Three Times a Lady by The Commodores.

After getting advice from her sister and nieces, the TV presenter said she was keen to become a princess for the night and she certainly did stepping out in an elegant, sheer gown.

The 34-year-old was told by Bruno: 'You put me in the mood for love and romance. There's a total honesty about what you do - you love to dance. Just let your shoulders go.'

Craig said: 'It was a little bit blocky in the top line, but I loved the emotion you brought to your body', and Darcey added: 'It was smooth and romantic... I loved the pivot turns.' 

She was awarded a seven from Craig, and three eights, totaling 31. 

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Keeping close: Self-confessed tomboy Caroline Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev were up next with the Waltz, to Three Times a Lady by The Commodores

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Floating: The TV presenter said she was keen to become a princess for the night and she certainly did stepping out in an elegant sheer gown

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Spinning around: The 34-year-old was told by Bruno: 'You put me in the mood for love and romance. There's a total honesty about what you do'

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara's Rumba was set on a glamorous cruise ship and performed to Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra.

After checking out HMS Belfast, the actor put on a romantic display while dressed as a captain. He was told by Craig: 'The hand shaping wasn't ship-shape - it's too flat. The whole dance was a little safe and subtle. I'm slightly disappointed I'm afraid.'

Bruno said: 'The character is all there - it was good. It felt a little jagged but it was a brave attempt.'

The theme continued, with Len commenting: 'You were a bit all at sea. But this is a hard dance for men, and you were acceptable but not exceptional. You did well.'

He was given a six from Craig and three sevens, totaling 27.

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Hug it out: Jake Wood and Janette Manrara's Rumba was set on a glamorous ship and performed to Strangers in the Night

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Graceful: After checking out HMS Belfast in training, the actor put on a romantic display while dressed as a captain

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It's all in the hips: Bruno told the star: 'The character is all there - it was good. It felt a little jagged but it was a brave attempt'

After really enjoying the American Smooth last week, Judy Murray and Anton du Beke faced the Paso which they chose to perform to The Clash's I Fought the Law.

Her tennis champ son Andy made an appearance during training in the week, where he admitted he had found it hard hearing the judges comments over the past shows.

After having a go himself, Anton joked: 'I know where you get it from', on seeing his lack of moves.

Taking on the role of a judge, the star dazzled in red before Darcey told her: 'You are such a physically strong lady which showed, but it doesn't carry through to the actual moves. I saw the fierceness in your face but it has to be exaggerated.'

Len said: 'You went from Center Court to criminal court. If stiffness was a crime, you'd get life. I hope you're here for Blackpool as I want to see Craig's face.'

Bruno joked: 'You are insane. You break laws and re-imagine dance as we know it', to which Craig replied: 'It was all very pedestrian, you just walked your way through it. It would have been nice to see some dancing. I've given up'.

Judy was awarded a low three from Craig and three fives, totaling 18 overall.

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Have a go? Judy's tennis champ son Andy made an appearance during training, and said he found it hard hearing the judges comments

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Giving it her all! After really enjoying the American Smooth last week, the star and Anton du Beke took on the Paso to The Clash's I Fought the Law

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Tough: Len commented: 'You went from Center Court to criminal court. If stiffness was a crime, you'd get life'

It was the Foxtrot for Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole this week to John Legend's All of Me, after dropping down the leaderboard in the previous show.

After making things a little more difficult for her routine-wise, the actress came out fighting in a sparkling turquoise gown.

It was a positive reaction from Len, who commented: 'There was a couple of incidents, but as Henry VIII would say, take them to the Tower.' 

Bruno said: 'You have such a natural feel. It was stunning, but you kept going wrong. Just keep it going next time and hardly anyone will notice. There was a moment of brilliance.'

Craig however told Sunetra: 'It was a real shame, that particular routine had the potential to floor everyone. It was beautiful, or it would have been.'


She was given a seven from Craig, and three eights, totaling 31. 

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On his knees! It was the Foxtrot for Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole this week to All of Me by John Legend

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A vision! After making things a little more difficult for her, the actress came out fighting in a sparkling turquoise gown

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Is Blackpool calling? It was a positive reaction from Len, who commented: 'There was a couple of incidents, but as Henry VIII would say, take them to the Tower'

After being in the bottom two last week, Alison Hammond was happy to be dancing the Charleston with Aljaz Skorjanec to Friend like Me by Robin Williams at the weekend.

Dressed in a glitzy top hat and jacket, the TV star looked to be having a great time during the fun routine before getting a standing ovation from the audience.

Bruno said: 'You were charging like a locomotive', to which Len added: 'This was right up your alley. It was a great.'

Darcey told her: 'It suits you. It's crazy and stylish.... A joy to watch', while Craig was final to comment, saying: 'I enjoyed the routine, it was very stylish and chic. You love your jazz hands. It wasn't brilliant technically but it was most enjoyable.'

She was given a six, and three sevens, totaling 27 overall. 

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Hats off to them! After being in the bottom two last week, Alison Hammond was happy to be dancing the Charleston with Aljaz Skorjanec

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Upbeat: Dressed in a glitzy top hat and jacket, the TV star looked to be having a great time during the fun routine before getting a standing ovation from the audience

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Cheeky! The dance, which was awarded 27 points, ended with the pair sharing a sweet kiss

After having his best week last weekend and coming second on the leaderboard, Mark Wright was determined to keep it up with the Waltz with partner Karen Hauer.

Looking dashing in a grey, three-piece suit, the former TOWIE star looked pleased with his dance and emotional display, to which Craig commented: 'It was amorous and romantic. I really enjoyed it.'

Darcey said: 'You are becoming a very expressive performer. You led Karen around the floor and I was very impressed.'

Len added: 'The swing was lacking, however your footwork was terrific. I thought that was lovely,' while Bruno commented: 'You have your wedding dance sorted. You are a keeper.'

He was given a seven from Craig, and three eights, totaling 31. 

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'Amorous': After having his best week last weekend and coming second on the leaderboard, Mark Wright was determined to keep it up with the Waltz

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Light on his feet! Looking dashing in a grey, three-piece suit, the former TOWIE star was told he had his wedding dance sorted by Bruno

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Stealing a moment: Darcey told the reality star: 'You are becoming a very expressive performer. You led Karen around the floor and I was very impressed'

After getting her first 10 last week from Bruno, Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton performed the Samba to Connie Francis' La Bamba.

Following a quick jaunt to Spain due to commitments with The Saturdays, the singer wowed in a frilly white number, complete with fringed detailing at the top.

Len said afterwards: 'It was a very fast routine, there was no messing about. It was a great routine and great dancing.'

Craig however told her: 'It's your worst dance yet', which reduced the brunette beauty to tears and caused heated objections from the other judges.

Bruno added: 'You know how to throw a fiesta. There was a couple of stumbles that you covered, but I'm sure you will dazzle us again.' 


She was awarded a seven from Craig, two eights and a nine from Len, totaling 32 and putting her in third place.

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Colourful: After getting her first 10 last week from Bruno, Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton performed the Samba to La Bamba by Connie Francis

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Following a quick jaunt to Spain due to commitments with The Saturdays, the singer wowed in a frilly white number, complete with fringed detailing at the top

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Supportive: The mother-of-one was told by Craig  that it was her 'worst dance yet', which reduced the brunette beauty to tears and caused heated objections from the other judges

Last couple of the night to dance was Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan, who performed the Paso to Use Somebody by Kings of Leon after a spot of Judo training.

The naturalist displayed his impressive chest before putting on an intense display with his partner, who wowed in a green fringed crop top.

Bruno quipped: 'Great guns of fire! You're like Conan the Destroyer. It needs more refinement and artistry... We want Ola to continue.'

Craig said: 'You certainly killed the bull... I'm still in shock', to which Darcey confessed: 'This dance is about the man, and you are the man for this dance. So masculine... I though it was brilliant.'

Len joked that 'it frighted the life out of me'. He was given a six from Craig, eight from Darcey and sevens from the final two judges, totaling 28. 

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday on BBC1 at 7.45pm. 

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Intense! Last couple of the night to dance was Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan, who performed the Paso to Use Somebody by Kings of Leon

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Making quite the impression! Bruno quipped: 'Great guns of fire! You're like Conan the Destroyer'

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Be bold: The naturalist displayed his impressive chest before being awarded 28 points

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