Tilly Ramsay moves father Gordon to tears during Strictly Come Dancing

She achieved the joint highest score on Saturday for her Charleston
Tilly Ramsay moves father Gordon to tears during Strictly Come Dancing

By Tom Horton, PA

Tilly Ramsay moved her celebrity chef father Gordon Ramsay to tears during Strictly Come Dancing after coming joint top of this week’s leaderboard.

He watched her Charleston with professional partner Nikita Kuzmin live in the studio as they impressed the judges.

Craig Revel Horwood said he “really and truly loved” the influencer’s routine.

The couple were awarded 34 points, the joint highest given to any couple on Saturday.

Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, who was bottom last week, was also awarded 34 for her foxtrot with Aljaz Skorjanec.

Her dance was described as “absolutely wonderful” by Revel Horwood.

Saturday’s totals are being combined with the scores from last week and then one couple will be eliminated on Sunday following a public vote.

Television presenter AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington are currently top of the overall leaderboard.

They achieved the joint second highest score on Saturday alongside Great British Bake Off star John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, who were also given 31.

Actress Nina Wadia and Neil Jones currently sit bottom of the overall rankings after being given 18 for their tango.

Former rugby player Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse, who has won the last two series of the BBC One celebrity dancing show, are second from bottom despite being awarded 25 points this week.

Actor Greg Wise dedicated his dance with Karen Hauer to his late sister.

They performed a disco routine for their couple’s choice performance.

Judge Shirley Ballas said: “I think your disco diva sister sprinkled some magic dust on you today, because your performance was joyous, it was moving, it had a party kind of feel to it, your lifts were outstanding.

“The whole thing for me was just moving, so well done.”

McFly singer Tom Fletcher and his partner Amy Dowden were absent from this week’s show after they tested positive for coronavirus.

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