Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Louis Smith tops the scoreboard

Louis Smith (Strictly Come Dancing)

Louis Smith topped the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 scoreboard tonight, with the highest score of the series.

Dani Harmer kicked off the show with a Scooby Doo inspired performance, which Len Goodman described as being as satisfying as a sausage sandwich.

But Craig Revel Horwood was disappointed by Richard Arnold's Paso Doble, which Brunno compared to "Gary Numan in a coma"

Lisa Riley struggled with the Charleston, with Craig Revel Horwood claiming the routine "wasn't a charleston" despite a standing ovation from the crowd.

Sid Owen failed to bounce back from his disastrous Tango last week with a cha cha tonight, which Len described as "safe" and Craig branded a "Halloween nightmare".

Denise Van Outen was described as "kinky and slinky" by Bruno, but the West End star failed to keep her spot on top of the leaderboard.

Michael Vaughan hit his stride with a quickstep, with Bruno describing it as a "miracle" transformation and even Craig Revel Horwood applauded the former England cricket captain.

Victoria Pendleton gave the panel a "proper tango" while Kimberley Walsh performed a "competent" Paso Doble.

But it was Louis Smith who stole the night, with the highest score of the night and series so far. Craig loved Louis's tango, although the Olympian's thumbs proved to be an annoyance to the Strictly panelist.

The judges gave the silver medalist 35 points, including three nines.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow night on BBC One with the latest results hsow.

Browse pictures from the Halloween Strictly Come Dancing performances below...

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