Claudia Fragapane tops Strictly scores despite wardrobe malfunction

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Claudia Fragapane topped the scores on Strictly Come Dancing despite a wardrobe malfunction.

It was Strictly Come Dancing's annual Halloween special last night which meant epic costumes, brilliant make up and spooky routines.

One of the stand out performances Claudia and pro partner AJ Pritchard dance the American Smooth to ‘Black Magic’ by Little Mix.

There was a bit of a wardrobe malfunction in one of the pair's spellbinding lifts but it didn't harm the judges' scores.

Craig Revel Horwood commented: "The footwork was very good, the lifts were fluid and dramatic, I thought the whole thing was dynamic, well done!"

Darcey Bussell added: "Beautifully smooth dismounts from every lift. To be able to take those transitions and iron them out, even on the last one when you had a bit of a dress malfunction, but you got there and you held it. Really nice. A spectacular dance."

Len Goodman told the pair: "It was spellbinding. Lovely flow. Your lifts compliment the movement and fluidity which was lovely. Your footwork was brilliant, it was a top notch performance"

Bruno Tonioli concluded: "My little witch there is nothing nasty about you. It's all goodness. What a wonderful dance."

The pair left with a total of 36 marks, 9s from all four judges, their highest score to date.

The total score left Claudia and AJ sharing the top spot of the leaderboard with Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice.

But will it be enough to avoid the dreaded dance off on Sunday night?

As always, one more celebrity will leave in the latest results show on Sunday, 30th October at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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