Lisa Riley is unlikely favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing as she wows judges with cha-cha-cha
Monday 08 October 2012
Lisa Riley swept straight to the top of the scoreboard as the first live performances of Strictly Come Dancing did little to disappoint!
This weekend saw the beginning of one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year and with two Olympians, a pop Princess and a James Bond actor in tow, it was always bound to be a good’un.
But, it was soapstar Lisa Riley who stole the show as she won over the judges with an energetic routine on Saturday’s show.
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The former Emmerdale star and her partner Robin Windsor topped the scoreboard with their energetic cha-cha-cha and even won praise from the infamously hard-to-impress judge Craig Revel Horwood. He said: ‘Three words darling, you can dance!’
The other judges were keen to praise the pair too, with Len Goodman calling Miss Riley a ‘funky monkey’ and new judge Darcey Bussell adding: ‘I love someone who can take risks, that was an amazing end.’
The pair danced to Aretha Franklin’s Think and ended the routine with Robin jumping into his partner’s arms, resulting in a huge 30 points from the judges.
Lisa, along with gymnast Louis Smith, has emerged as the unlikely favourite to win the BBC1 show, which reached a peak audience of 10.2million – more than a million more than the last series, which averaged at 8.7million.
Girls Aloud singer Kimberly Walsh also impressed with her cha-cha-cha performed to Jessie J’s Domino, landing her with a respectful 28 points.
Silver medallist Louis Smith showed off his gymnastic skills during his performance and came away with 27 points.
Fellow Olympian and gold medallist Victoria Pendleton failed to impress though. The former cyclist found herself at the bottom of the scoreboard after forgetting most of her moves during her performance to Kylie’s Spinning Around.
As soon as the dance was over, the 32-year-old put her head in her hands and apologised to her partner Brendan.
New panel member Darcey Bussell attempted to lift her spirits, telling the brunette: "Victoria very impressive, there was so much dance in there, Brendan you gave her so much and considering the nerves took over and everything, I felt for you, I really did.
"But there's so much potential there, you can do it."
Len Goodman then added: "Well you were probably a bit like the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, a bit wobbly but you got through it.
"You had a little incident didn't you and then your nerves took over, but Victoria you have got great potential.
"Forget this and move on."
Posted by SASSY1
RE: Lisa Riley is unlikely favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing as she wows judges with cha-cha-cha
i 2 was sceptical but lisa really made my nite.go girl i like many wanna see u lift the glitterball.u can do it u know u can! magical strictly did it again n a super gorgeous juicy piece of salmon MMMMM n SID ALIAS RICKAAAAY WAS BRILL ASWELL.4 ME N MY MATES THE DAMP SQUIB HAS 2 B FERN WHO FAILED TO SET THE FLOOR ALIGHT.WE CAN ONLY HOPE SHE IS 1st 2 b voted off.n jerry hall is on thin ice come on jerry u r supposed 2 b learning how to ballroom dance.but we also fell in love with johnny ball.he hopefully will b around 4 many weeks more.as 4 x factor we adore ryland we have no idea why he is dreamy,gorgeous n definately has the x factor in bundles.we hope he also remains in 4 many weeks.jermaine is our winner and kai?? voaa( voice of an angel ) tears were shed 4 amy great voice but we reasoned that there were better,i dont think the guy who won the wild card 2 much like shane ward and other guy winners of the past luv district 3,n the rapping couple,fabulous weekend viewing all this plus downton abbey.just 1 spoiler n that is the missing girl from machynlleth our hearts will always b thinking of her and the hurrendous ordeal her parents & family are enduring" XX
Posted 08/10/2012 17:36:57