Strictly Come Dancing contestant Chelsee Healey and her professional dance partner Pasha Kovalev impressed the judges with their Shrek-inspired performance on last night's show.

The pair ended up topping the leaderboard with a 39 point score for their jive to I'm A Believer.

The Waterloo Road star dressed up as Princess Fiona for the performance, while Kovalev was made up with green make-up and fake ears to appear like the famous ogre.

Judge Alesha Dixon praised them, saying: "Chelsee and Shrek, you look amazing, Pasha. It was cute, it was fun, it was punchy, it was playful... you found your dance, this was incredible."

Bruno Tonioli added that the dance would give Healey "a fast track to the semis". Craig Revel Horwood added to the praise saying: "I loved the routine, you need to pick your knees up a little bit more... But it was incredible."

Len Goodman was also confident of the actress's success in the competition, saying: "If you're not back next week, I'll pickle my walnuts."

Chelsee Healey and Pasha Kovalev as Princess Fiona and Shrek

Holly Valance and Artem Chigvintsev also impressed this week as they performed the paso doble to 'Zorro's Theme' from the Zorro soundtrack, earning themselves a total of 38 points.

Dixon told Valance: "I was rooting for you. your arms and your hands were superb. You were working it and in character. You stepped it up."

Holly Valance and Artem Chigvintsev also impressed with their paso doble

Valance looked fantastic in her Zorro inspired outfit

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight (December 4) at 7.25pm on BBC One.