Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Denise Van Outen wows at Wembley

Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen topped the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 leaderboard tonight, with a record breaking score.

The special show from Wembley saw the nine remaining stars take on tracks from the past nine decades of music.

Denise took on a 20s themed Charleston, which Craig claimed was the ever Charleston that Strictly has seen. Darcey described it as a "polished performance" and Len said it was the "dance of the series" so far.

It earned Denise the highest score of the series to date and the first ten of the series, from all of Len, Bruno and Craig! With 39 points, Denise was well ahead on the leaderboard.

Lisa Riley had kicked things off with a 70s themed Samba, matching her highest score of the series with 32 points.

Westlife's Nicky Byrne bought "Elvis to life" according to Craig Revel Horwood with his Jive, but the stingy Strictly judge wouldn't give him more than a six!

Favourite to win Louis Smith strugled, with the panel disappointed in his American Smooth despite some gymnast tricks

Richard Arnold's Salsa to Club Tropicana also failed to impress the panel, with the lowest score of the night with 24 points.

Matching that low was Victoria Pendleton, who flew onto stage on her bike. However the stunts didn't distract the judges from her poor Paso Doble.

Dani Harmer earned the nickname Miss Dynamite from Len Goodman after her Foxtrot while Kimberley Walsh bounced back from the bottom two with a "fabulous" Samba.

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Strictly continues with Strictly Come Dancing: The Results on Sunday 18th November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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