Strictly Come Dancing: Denise Van Outen gets the first tens of the series and Kimberley Walsh bounces back

Tonight's  Strictly Come Dancing saw Denise Van Outen become the first celebrity to be awarded the much coveted maximum single mark of ten points.

Denise scored the first tens of the series. Jolly good work. Copyright [BBC]

The Essex actress and presenter performed an Egyptian themed Charleston with partner James Jordon to The Bangles 'Walk Like an Egyptian'.

Makes sense really.

After performing the dance in front of the 6,000 strong audience at Wembley Arena, Denise and James reaped the rewards of their hard work.

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Notoriously hard to please judge Craig Revel Horwood told the couple: "That was the best Charleston I have ever seen on Strictly."

Head judge Len said: "That's the dance of the series so far."

While Bruno told the couple: "The jewel of the Nile, it really was a treasure of a Charleston."

Darcey Bussell also agreed, said 'yah' a lot.

Kimberley once again proved she shouldn't be in the bottom two. Copyright [BBC]

All the judges except Craig, who awarded the couple a nine, scored Denise and James the maximum mark of ten leaving them sitting pretty at the top of the leader board with 39 points.

After her shock placing in the bottom two last week, Kimberley Walsh came back fighting.

Despite admitting in her VT that being in the dance off had knocked her confidence, Kimberley took to the stage with gusto, performing an electrifying Samba.

An impressed panel awarded the singer with 34 points in total with Len telling her: "If you're in the dance off tomorrow night I'll pickle my walnuts, fabulous."

We hope for Kimberley and Len's walnuts' sake that she isn't in the bottom two tomorrow night.

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