Layton Williams has been awarded the first perfect score of the series after wowing the judges with their dramatic Paso Doble.

The Bad Education star, 29, and his partner Nikita Kuzmin, found themselves in the dance-off last week after their American Smooth, however, this week they brought it back with the first 40 score of the series.

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They danced an amazing Paso Doble to Backstage Romance from Moulin Rouge The Musical for musicals week.

Layton spoke to Claudia Winkleman after his performance saying: “It’s so magical.

“It is a lot to come in on Monday and feel like maybe, you know, I’m not as loved as I thought I was, jokes!

“But you really do have to come back fighting.”

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The couple also got a standing ovation from Motsi Mabuse, who praised them for a star-studded performance.

Bury-born former Coronation Street actress Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola received 36 after their Quickstep to Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

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There will be no elimination tomorrow evening, due to Nigel Harman and Katya Jone’s shock exit due to him suffering a rib injury in a fall during rehearsals.

The judges scores will be carried over to next week.