Judge Motsi Mabuse has revealed she wasn’t far off awarding the singer with top marks for his jive with partner Janette Manrara, having dubbed the performance ‘the best first dance I have ever seen’.
During an appearance on BBC Radio 2 on Monday morning, Motsi shared of the 21-year-old’s incredible number: ‘I mean this was unbelievable there were tiny little things that if he would have done that he would have got a 10 from me!’
She continued to host Zoe Ball that this year’s batch of celebrity contestants have already set the bar high.
‘We already started at fives so the standard is high this year,’ she enthused.
HRVY is favourite to win this series after his showstopping performance, which saw him top of the leaderboard with a score of 25 points out of a possible 30.
Motsi handed HRVY nine points for his efforts, while Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood both gave him a score of eight.
Right behind him, was EastEnders star Maisie Smith who received 24 for her samba.
It’s been claimed that Strictly bosses are keeping a close eye on HRVY and Maisie, making sure they don’t breach the show’s kissing ban.
According to reports, producers have warned the celebs that they must stick to their strict anti-Covid measures – including striking up a physical relationship with each other.
Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One.
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