Monday 5 December 2016

Strictly fans furious as Daisy Lowe tops the board while Hollyoaks' Danny Mac 'undermarked'

Published 26/09/2016 | 11:52

Daisy Lowe with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec (BBC/PA)
Daisy Lowe with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec (BBC/PA)
Daisy Lowe with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec during the dress rehearsal for the live show of Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Daisy Lowe and Danny Mac battled for top place in Strictly Come Dancing at the Weekend. Image: Getty.
Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice
Daisy Lowe and her partner were given nine out 10 for their performance. Image: BBC.

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left unimpressed at the weekend when model Daisy Lowe received the highest score of the night for her first dance, while former Hollyoaks star Danny Mac was ‘undermarked.’

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Lowe and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec were given nine out of 10 by judge Len Goodman for their romantic waltz, who stated: “I don’t think I’ve seen a dance better than that for week one, ever!”

Lowe earned an impressive 32 out of 40 for her performance, which she dedicated to her grandfather who passed away on the first day of rehearsals for the show.

She was awarded eight points by Darcey Bussell, eight by Bruno Tonioli and seven points by Craig Revel Horwood, who told her: “It was saccharine and over the top.”

Daisy Lowe and her partner were given nine out 10 for their performance. Image: BBC.
Daisy Lowe and her partner were given nine out 10 for their performance. Image: BBC.

Viewers felt the high nine was an unfair score when Danny Mac was given seven out of 10 by Goodman for his tango which was considered by many the best dance of the night, despite telling him he’s “100 per cent a contender.”

"How did Danny Mac get less than Daisy? He looked like a professional!" wrote one viewer on Twitter.

Lowe was top of the leader board by the end of the night, with Danny Mac in second place, something she couldn’t believe even herself.

“I am gob-smacked, I am speechless and that really rarely happens!” she exclaimed when the results were revealed.

Daisy Lowe with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec during the dress rehearsal for the live show of Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Daisy Lowe with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec during the dress rehearsal for the live show of Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

Meanwhile, Bray’s Laura Whitmore and her partner Giovanni Pernice scored 25 points in a steamy Cha Cha, with Bruno Tonioli saying, “Carry on like this and I’ll need an extinguisher!”

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