Strictly Come Dancing duo praised after breaking record for the ‘first time in 13 years’

Almost Perfect! Strictly’s Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin Score a Record-Breaking 39

Just One Point Shy of Perfection for Dynamic Duo on Strictly

In a recent episode of Strictly Come Dancing, Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin nearly achieved a perfect score of 40, falling just one point short.

Despite missing the coveted 40, they received a remarkable high score of 39 from the judges, setting a new record for their incredible performance.

The judging panel included Craig Revel Horwood, who started with a nine, and then impressive tens from Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, and Anton Du Beke.

Thrilled with Their Impressive Score

Following their performance, Layton and Nikita joined Claudia Winkleman for a chat as they awaited their scores from the judges. To their delight, Claudia shared an exciting tidbit with them, saying, “We haven’t had a 39 in week five for 13 years

.” The news filled them with excitement, and Nikita’s exuberance led him to stand up on the table before leaping off. Their fellow competitors also rushed to share in their joy.

Overwhelming Praise from the Judges

The judges were effusive with their feedback, with Motsi Mabuse declaring, “You guys, I could just steal you and put you in that show.” Shirley Ballas chimed in with, “You are both on the same page with the choreography… nothing ever looks ugly, untidy, in this style of dancing.”

The judges’ admiration highlighted the exceptional performance by Layton and Nikita.

Challenges and Defending Dance Experience

Layton Williams faced his share of challenges and criticism from trolls who raised concerns about his previous dance experience.

Layton, with a background in musical theatre and notable roles such as a young Billy Elliot and young Michael Jackson, addressed these concerns, saying, “I’ve taken it on the chin, I get what everyone’s saying. But if you could be a fly on the wall in this rehearsal room, it’s not easy for me.”

He expressed his determination to rise to the challenge and has consistently impressed the judges, consistently topping the leaderboard each week.

Week Five Surprises and Notable Performances

Week five of Strictly Come Dancing brought surprises as celebrities showcased their remarkable talent. While Layton and Nikita secured the top spot with 39 points, Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola weren’t far behind, amassing an impressive 37. Unfortunately, contestant Amanda Abbington couldn’t participate this week due to medical reasons.

Continued Excitement on Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing continues with more excitement and dazzling performances, promising to keep viewers entertained and engaged. Tune in to BBC One to catch the latest developments and exceptional dances on the show.

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