John Whaite and Johannes Radebe shoot to the top of the Strictly leaderboard

John Whaite and Johannes Radebe danced their way to the top of the Strictly Come Dancing’ leaderboard on Saturday night. 

The former Great British Bake Off winner, 32, and his dance partner stole the show with their impressively intense Argentine Tango to The 5th by David Garrett. 

Wowing the judges with their passionate routine, the pair scored an almost perfect score of 39.

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Woo! John Whaite and Johannes Radebe danced their way to the top of the Strictly Come Dancing’ leaderboard on Saturday night 

John and Johannes cut dapper figures as they took to the stage in black trousers, satin waistcoats and mesh underarmour. 

Craig Revel Horwood gushed of John and Johannes’ gripping routine: ‘I absolutely loved it.’ 

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Meanwhile, Cynthia Erivo – who stepped in for Motsi Mabuse, who has been forced to isolate in Germany – clapped and said: ‘I was crazy for it… this is gorgeous’ 

Referring to Craig, head judge Shirley Ballas then declared: ‘They are back! Fab-u-lous, I stole your line.’  

Fabulous: The former Great British Bake Off winner and his dance partner stole the show with their Argentine Tango to The 5th by David Garrett and scored an almost perfect score of 39 

In second place on the scoreboard with 36 was AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington who danced a Couple’s Choice to Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe. 

Hard-to-please Craig said: ‘You did brilliantly,’ while Cynthia added: ‘I love you so much.’ 

Elsewhere, CBBC star Rhys Stephenson broke down in tears after his emotional Waltz to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston.

Runners up: In second place on the scoreboard with 36 was AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington who danced a Couple’s Choice to Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe 

Shirley said of the routine: ‘You have astounded me … it was beautiful. I felt your emotion, I never thought I would see that from you. I just want to give you a hug.’

And the crowd booed when Craig laid into the routine and listed off a number of things he felt were wrong with it.

He admitted: ‘For me, technically, it’s not for me, darling.’ 

Emotional: Elsewhere, CBBC star Rhys Stephenson broke down in tears after his emotional Waltz to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston

Meanwhile, newsreader Dan Walker, left the judges gobsmacked with his hip-thrusting actions to his and Nadiya Bychkova’s racy Rumba. 

The pair danced to Desperado by Eagles and managed a score of 31 with the sultry choreography. 

Elsewhere, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin scored 30 out of 40 for their Samba to ‘Levitating’ by Dua Lipa.

Shocking: Meanwhile, newsreader Dan Walker, left the judges gobsmacked with his hip-thrusting actions to his and Nadiya Bychkova’s racy Rumba

The YouTuber’s famous TV chef dad Gordon wiped away tears at the end of his daughter’s performance. 

And Tilly thought her dad was ’embarrassed’ rather than emotional as she spoke to co-host Claudia Winkleman.

Of the routine, Craig admitted he felt it was a little ‘awkward and disconnected,’ as he gave the performance feedback. 

Happy: Elsewhere, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin scored 30 out of 40 for their Samba to ‘Levitating’ by Dua Lipa 

Emotional? The YouTuber’s famous TV chef dad Gordon wiped away tears at the end of his daughter’s performance

EastEnders star Rose Aylng-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice kicked off the show with a tantalising Paso Doble to California Dreamin by Sia. 

Shirley hailed Rose as a ‘class act’ and the pair scooped 33 points for the energetic performance. 

Results from the impressive show will air tomorrow night on BBC One at 7.20pm as the show edges closer to its big finale on December 18.   

Stunning: EastEnders star Rose Aylng-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice kicked off the show with a tantalising Paso Doble to California Dreamin by Sia

Score: Shirley hailed Rose as a ‘class act’ and the pair scooped 33 points for the energetic performance