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Freya Hodgson

Strictly fans scored Ellie Taylor lower than the judges after Hocus Pocus routine

Strictly Come Dancing returned for its Halloween special last weekend, as the spooky stars performed spine-tingling routines to some terrifying tunes.

James Bye alongside partner Amy Dowden became the fifth star to be eliminated from the show after landing in the dreaded dance-off against Fleur East and Vito Coppola.

The losing pair performed a Charleston to Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker, but many viewers were left underwhelmed with the overall theme of the dance.

This was apparent as Strictly fans scored the Eastenders star a disappointing 6.6 following his unusual performance.

Every week we’re giving readers the chance to score the dancers and let us know whether they thought Craig Revel Horwood was bang out of order, or if it really was too early for that 10 from Shirley.

Following Saturday night’s display, Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal landed on top of the public’s scoreboard for the third week running after they danced the terrifying tango to Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game.

The performance held viewers spellbound after scooping an average score of 8.2.

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu finished in second place as they secured a score of 7.9 from the public, after dressing up as a mummy for his Cha Cha Cha.

In third place on the public's scoreboard sits Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez following their freaky foxtrot dressed as characters from Little Red Riding Hood.

However, the Strictly judges placed the Blue Peter star in sixth place on Saturday night as she received a score of 32.

At the other end of the leader board is Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin who donned Velma and Shaggy outfits for their foxtrot.

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James Bye alongside partner Amy Dowden became the fifth star to be eliminated from the show after (BBC)

The routine, which Craig described as “boring”, only received a score of six from viewers - a lower score than the judges’ combined total of 29.

Tony Adams and his partner Katya Jones performed a Western-Style Quickstep dressed as the devil - which proved to be their best dance yet - scoring 31 on show night.

But viewers weren’t as impressed as the comical pair scooped a combined score of just 6.2 from our readers.

Comedian Ellie Taylor finished on top of the leader board after her Hocus Pocus inspired routine wowed the judges on Saturday night.

The Ted Lasso actor and her professional partner Johannes Radebe closed Halloween Week with a score of 35 for their couple’s choice to I Put A Spell On You.

Fans of the hit BBC show disagreed with this result as they placed the pair in sixth position with an average score of 7.2.

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

  1. Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal - 8.2
  2. Will Mellor and Nancy Xu - 7.9
  3. Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez - 7.8
  4. Tyler West and Dianne Buswell - 7.8
  5. Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima - 7.5
  6. Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe - 7.2
  7. Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu - 7.1
  8. Fleur East and Vito Coppola - 7
  9. James Bye and Amy Dowden - 6.6
  10. Tony Adams and Katya Jones - 6.2
  11. Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin - 6

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!

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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