How to top Aston Merrygold’s week one Foxtrot? The Strictly star set the bar high in the first live show – but now he’s gone and topped his own dance with a Salsa to Despacito.
The JLS star delivered a routine with so many lifts that Janette Manrara’s feet barely touched the ground. He was flinging her around all over the place – but luckily managed to avoid doing an Ed Balls and dropping his pro partner.
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“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Bruno Tonioli told him. “Get out of here. My eyes were on stalks.”
The judge also branded him a “snake hipped wonder”, heaping on even more praise. “I’ve never seen such a difficult sequence of lifts in a Salsa before… it was almost perfection.”
Darcey Bussell went with “oh wow”, while Shirley Ballas told the couple: “I loved it, loved it, and loved it some more!”
Even Craig called the dance “a lesson in isolation”.
With a score of 31 in week one and 32 in week two, can Aston be stopped? And can anyone topple him from first place in the leaderboard?