Judi Love gets 'Strictly' party started with bottom-shaking hit Samba

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Viewers fell for Judi Love's Samba. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Judi Love has won over Strictly Come Dancing fans with a bottom-shaking Samba that brought the entire cast to their feet to dance along with her.

The comedian and Loose Women star took to the floor with dance partner Graziano Di Prima to perform to Sean Paul's Get Busy in the most popular routine of the night.

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Love and Di Prima's energetic dance and sparkly costumes were a hit with the cast and viewers, especially one segment that saw them synchronised twerk at the camera.

One fan tweeted: "That was a Strictly moment Kudos to you Judi...and Graziano."

Another viewer commented: "The absolute highlight of Judi’s samba for me was the rest of the couples standing up having the time of their life."

Someone else agreed: "The #Strictly Celebrities LIVING for Judi Love's performance. Can we have a replay cam of that alone please!!"

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Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima got the cast on their feet. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Love might not have got the highest score of the celebrities competing in week two, but she won over a host of new fans who declared her and her Samba the "best".

One fan tweeted: "Judi Love dancing to Sean Paul on #StrictlyComeDancing is the BEST thing I've seen on TV in a longgg time."

Someone else wrote: "I'm sorry but Judi Love has just produced one of the best Sambas ever seen on #Strictly"

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Graziano Di Prima and Judi Love are viewer favourites. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Another impressed viewer added: "Judi Love is the person I want at every single party from now on."

The judges were equally taken by the performance as Motsi Mabuse told her: "If I was going to explain a Samba, I would be like, 'Judi Love'."

Anton Du Beke said: "I've never been so thrilled in all my life, I've never seen a twerk on Strictly Come Dancing."

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Even hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood said: "It was a technical disaster. I loved it. Your bottom should have its own show."

Also impressing on Saturday night were Dragons' Den star Sara Davies and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec, who shocked by soaring from the bottom of the week one leaderboard where they scored 17 points to the top with 34 points for their Foxtrot.

She was later joined in the night's top score of 34 points by another surprise couple - Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin for their Charleston, which left tough chef dad Gordon Ramsay in tears.

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