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Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard: Week 2 results as Molly Rainford scores highest

Strictly Come Dancing's celebrity contestants took to the dance floor live for the second week of the series this Saturday.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke assessed their skills and gave them a score out of 10. The contestants were also facing the first public vote of the season.

After the votes have been placed, the two celebrities with the fewest votes will go head-to-head in a dance-off as they try to keep their spot in the competition. Who will place last and who will come out on top?

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Last night, Tyler West impressed the judges with the kicks and flicks in his Jive, while Ellie Simmonds showed that she could bring just as much power to the Waltz as she did the Cha Cha Cha last week.

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu ended the night with a stunning routine, taking to the Strictly stage in matching suits for their Quickstep to Love on Top by Beyoncé. Receiving overwhelmingly positive comments from the judges, they came out on top as they received the highest scores from the judges.

Tonight it was revealed that Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington were the first couple to compete in the dance off. Kaye said: "We will give it our best shot" as they prepared to dance again.

Joining them was Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova. Matt said: "It's a strange experience but I'm ready to dance."

After each of the couples performed once more, it was decided by the judges that Kaye and Kai would be the ones heading home this week. All of the other couples made it through to week three for Movie Week.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 leaderboard - Week 2

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu - Scored 8, 9, 9, 8 totalling 34

Performed a Quickstep to Love on Top by Beyoncé.

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice Scored 8, 8, 8, 8 totalling 32

Performed a Quickstep to Dancin' Fool by Barry Manilow

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell Scored 7, 8, 8, 8 totalling 31

Performed a Jive to Hit The Road Jack by Buster Poindexter

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin Scored 7, 8, 7, 8 totalling 30

Performed a Waltz to Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

Fleur East and Vito Coppola Scored 7, 8, 6, 7 totalling 28

Performed a Waltz to Glimpse of Us by Joji

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez Scored 5, 7, 7, 8 totalling 27

Performed a Cha Cha Cha to Rain On Me by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima Scored 6, 7, 7, 7 totalling 27

Performed a Viennese Waltz to Runaway by The Corrs

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu Scored 6, 7, 6, 7 totalling 26

Performed a Salsa to Never Too Much by Luther Vandross

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer Scored 6, 7, 6, 7 totalling 26

Performed a Tango to Rumour Has It by Adele

James Bye and Amy Dowden Scored 5, 6, 6, 7 totalling 24

Performed a Tango to Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal Scored 4, 7, 6, 7 totalling 24

Performed a Jive to Blinding Lights by The Weekend

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe Scored 4, 7, 5, 7 totalling 23

Performed a Paso Doble to Les Toreadors by Georges Bizet

Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington Scored 4, 6, 6, 6 totalling 22

Performed a Tango to Rumour Has It by Adele

Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova Scored 4, 6, 6, 6 totalling 22

Performed a Samba to Night Fever by The Bee Gees

Tony Adams and Katya Jones Scored 4, 6, 6, 6 totalling 22

Performed a Charleston to My Old Man's A Dustman by Foster & Allen

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