PICTURES! Competition heats up in the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 semi-final

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 semi-final - Kimberley and Pasha

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 reached its semi-final stage tonight, and the pressure was on for the celebrities - who each had to perform two routines for the first time!

They may only have had two days of practise for each performance, but this clearly didn't faze Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev, who topped the leaderboard after a second perfect 40 score with their Charleston.

Denise Van Outen and James Jordan almost followed suit, with the judges awarding their Tango 39 points - while Louis Smith and Dani Harmer also scored highly.

And of course there was a healthy dose of entertainment from Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor, whom Bruno Tonioli described as 'in a league of their own'!

Check out pictures from tonight's live show below...

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