Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice were delighted to score a perfect 40 for their quirky Charleston.
On Saturday night the couple danced to Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music and were heaped with praise from the judges who commented on their boundless energy and amazing choreography.
But as the ten score paddles were whipped out in succession, critical viewers took to social media to bring up Faye’s past dance experience.
The Steps singer has been performing in musicals years, having starred in Aladdin, Love Shack and taking the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one-woman musical Tell Me on a Sunday.
"Once again Faye Tozer shows that she is a professional dancer. UNFAIR to the other celebs. Shirley says she is a ‘pure diamond’ anyone would be if they have been musicals," shot one.
Faye and Giovanni got the perfect score
Their Charleston was a huge hit with the judges
"I really think Charles [Venn] deserves a 10 more than Ashley or Faye who are both professional dancers. Charles came to this with no experience, he has been unreal & that rumba deserved a 10!," said another.
While a third wrote: "I think the massive overmarking for Faye could land her in trouble. That will turn people off massively. "
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Fans thought she’d been overmarked giving her past musicals experience
Some fans said dancers with no past experience should have been marked higher
Though some fans claimed they weren’t bothered by Faye’s dance history.
"I don’t care if Faye Tozer has had some dancing experience – that was AMAZING!! And learnt in less than a week! How could you not be smiling at the end of that routine," protested one.
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They were delighted with their high marks
Faye was top of the leaderboard this week after receiving higher marks than Ashley Roberts’ Quickstep.
While Charles Venn and Karen Clifton and Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard were joint bottom with scores of 35.
The remaining six couples are all competing for a place in next week’s semi final.
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