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Freya Hodgson

Strictly fans score Ellie Simmonds lower than judges - but Tyler is in the lead

Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens on Saturday night for another dazzling display of sensational performances - but which star-studded celebrity did you rate as your favourite?

From Jurassic Park to Grease, Movie Week saw contestants perform a selection of routines inspired by the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

In a shocking twist, Richie Anderson became the second celebrity to leave the Strictly ballroom after landing in the dance-off alongside singer-songwriter Fleur East.

The Radio Two presenter and his professional partner Giovanni Pernice were knocked out of the competition after their head-turning samba to Hakuna Matata from the Disney movie The Lion King.

We gave Strictly fans the chance to score the fab-u-lous, and sometimes dreadful, dance routines to let us know what couple deserved top place on the leaderboard.

Fans weren’t overly impressed with Richie’s comical display, as they awarded the duo an underwhelming score of five.

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Meanwhile, Tyler West and Dianne Buswell have trumped the competition and are currently in the lead after their energetic Charleston to Flash, Bang, Wollop! from Half a Sixpence.

Viewers gave the couple an average score of nine, and the judges were just as impressed as the pair landed the first 10’s of the series.

Well Mellor and Nancy Xu were ranked in second place after their steamy Dirty Dancing performance, but viewers marked them considerably lower than the judges.

The popular pair received an average score of 7.5, despite scooping nine’s from the judges on Saturday night.

Another couple that failed to impress fans was Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin, who received a score of just 4.83 - while the judges awarded them a combined total of 27.

At the other end of the leaderboard is football icon Tony Adams and Katya Jones after their silly Samba to You Sexy Thing from the movie The Full Monty.

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Giovanni and Richie were the second couple to be booted off Strictly (BBC/Guy Levy)

They received a measly score of 3.33 from viewers, while the judges marked them 18 on show night.

Comedian Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer secured second to last position with an average score of 4.67, just behind Simmonds and Anderson.

Elsewhere on the board, viewers gave Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez a 6.17, while Fleur East and Vito Coppola matched James Bye and Amy Dowden with their total of six.

Last week’s favourites, Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu, have stayed consistent with their scores after scooping an impressive 34 from the judges - but they deserved only sevens, according to Strictly fans.

Check out the full leaderboard - as voted by our readers - below.

  1. Tyler West and Dianne Buswell - 9

  2. Will Mellor and Nancy Xu - 7.5

  3. Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima - 7.17

  4. Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu - 7

  5. Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez - 6.17

  6. Fleur East and Vito Coppola - 6

  7. James Bye and Amy Dowden - 6

  8. Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova - 5.5

  9. Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal - 5.17

  10. Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe - 5

  11. Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice - 5

  12. Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin - 4.83

  13. Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer - 4.67

  14. Tony Adams and Katya Jones - 3.33

Do you agree with our readers, or have they been bang out of order? Add your scores below to have your say on last week's performances.

You can add your own judges' verdict in the comments section too - and have your say in the comments of all our Strictly stories - we’d love to hear what you make of this series!

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin received a score of just 4.83 from viewers (PA)

Join us every week and have your say - who knows, maybe the newly fledged dancers could learn some helpful tips and tricks to take to the floor?

Bookmark this page so you can add your scores again next week - and don’t forget to subscribe to our Strictly newsletter : we’ll send you all the latest from the ballroom, three times a week, so you never miss out.

Keeeeeep dancing!

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