Strictly Come Dancing kicked off properly tonight as six celebrities and their dance partners took to the dancefloor to strut their stuff for the first time.
It was a night full of surprises with the celebrities all dancing to a decent standard. Whilst Tony Jacklin was the weakest of the six, he still impressed with his Waltz. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow night to see the rest of the couples dance and make a proper assessment of the early front-runners. It’s fair to say Natalie Gumede is going to take some beating.
The scoreboard for the evening was:
Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev – 31
Sophie Ellis-Bextor & Brendan Cole – 28
Susanna Reid & Kevin Clifton – 28
Ashley Taylor Dawson & Ola Jordan – 25
Mark Benton & Iveta Lukosiute – 24
Tony Jacklin & Aliona Vilani – 16
Check out all the action from tonight’s first live show in our gallery: