It was ladies' night on Dancing with the Stars and while Hughie Maughan's tan may have stole the show, the girls did their best to shine brighter then the Big Brother star. 

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Sunday's show saw Red Rock's Denise McCormack and partner Ryan McShane top the scores with their Jive, earning 22 points from the judges. 

Shaking it off! Denise McCormack and Ryan McShane had the highest score on Sunday

At the other end of the scores, Dr Eva Orsmond found the tables turned as she received a bit of a gyrational grilling from the judges, receiving 13 points for her Salsa with Sean Smullen. 

The show began with a crowd-pleaser of a Cha Cha from actress Aoibhín Garrihy and partner Vitaly Kozmin and a score of 21.

Aoibhín Garrihy and partner Vitaly Kozmin got the show off to a high tempo start

Comic Katherine Lynch and professional Kai Widdrington showed grace under pressure with their Waltz for a score of 18, while model Thalia Heffernan and Curtis Pritchard's Quickstep received 16.

Quickstep to it - Thalia Heffernan and Curtis Pritchard

RTÉ News' Teresa Mannion and partner John Nolan incorporated her legendary weather warning into their Tango to also earn a score of 16.

No unnecessary dancefloor journeys - Teresa Mannion and John Nolan actually avoided stormy weather with their Tango

Next weekend sees the first elimination from the show, but that may be, ahem, overshadowed by viewers' interest in how much more stuff Hughie Maughan can pile on his puss before infrared cameras are needed...

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Sunday night's talking points - and yes, you know where we're starting!

1) There is no fake tan left in Ireland 
Leave it to self-confessed show-off Hughie Maughan to own Twitter by giving a whole new meaning to going commando. He wasn't even competing this week! Bringing back memories of Gene Wilder's jive scene in Silver Streak, Hughie has now created his own meme-verse - and probably guaranteed a place all the way to the final. After that, you can get ready for "that's some Hughie you got on the holidays" this summer.

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2) Dr Eva gets a taste of her own medicine
After years of laying down the law on Operation Transformation, there was a bit of a bitter pill for Dr Eva Orsmond when she found herself on the receiving end of criticism - and bottom of the scoreboard. The judges reckoned her Salsa needed more sauce, while former OT leaders considered buying white cats so they could indulge their inner Bond villains. Place your bets on whether there'll be a bit of argy bargy next week!

Please make this face next Sunday

3) The judges are tight with the scores
From the comfort of our couch, as we stuffed our faces and refused to heed Dr Eva's warning to "cooooop on!", we reckon the lady herself deserved more than 13 points for her Salsa. Sure, there was a bit of scenery chewing at the start of the routine, but there was plenty of hip action too. The judges - Loraine Barry, Julian Benson, Brian Redmond - seemed a lot more demanding and tetchy about the technical end of things than last week, making us wonder just how tough they'll be when we get to the business end of the competition. Roll on the eliminations!

Is it just us, or did the male contestants have it easier with these three in week one?

4) Julian Benson's jacket
Looking like he'd ransacked the Flash Gordon costume department in search of this week's look, Julian Benson deserves his own spin-off show with that rig - a sight to behold which left Brian Blessed's Prince Vultan get-up from said movie in the ha'penny place. Had it not been for Hughie's almost total eclipse, the jacket would've had a lot more time in the sun. Please say it lights up!

5) Katherine Lynch shows another side
With salty characters her stock-in-trade, the Leitrim woman's sublime new role on the dancefloor was truly touching - and the surprise of the night. The judges gave her Waltz three sixes; we felt it deserved a bit more. Dancefloor duck broken, there could be quite the adventure ahead. 

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6) Denise McCormack lets the jive do the talking
Last week Dayl Cronin had us thinking he's the man to beat; on Sunday Denise McCormack set out her stall in some style. The chemistry between herself and partner Ryan McShane was class and even with a slip from himself, their routine deserved the highest score of the night. And for all his smarts on the dancefloor, McShane looks like he'll be the man to deliver the cheek off it! We were expecting most of the handbags to be between Brian Redmond and Julian Benson, but here's hoping McShane 'does a Brendan Cole' and gives as good as he gets.

7) The buzz is getting, eh, buzzier
We watched week one wondering if the set would measure up to Strictly's - it did. There was even more feelgood glow this week and, having now seen all the contestants, the production team deserve a lot of credit for canny casting - did you forget about the lack of live music too? Granted, we're going to get ad-breaks-to-the-adenoids and Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne need to relax (and ad-lib) a bit more, but in-between, the Holy Grail of Sunday night TV is taking shape: something to make you smile facing into the week ahead. So, same time, same place.  

Nice work, ladies and gents