Alexandra Burke was awarded three 10s from the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel for her sensational jive.

The 29-year-old former X Factor winner and her professional partner Gorka Marquez became the first couple to take top marks as they danced to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary.

Burke received an impressive score from Darcey, Bruno and new head judge Shirley Ballas, who said "it’s never too early for a 10 from Shirley" as she pulled out the golden paddle.

"I have no idea where all that came from darling" said Craig. "You were out there dancing to split the atom. You created a nuclear reaction. Incredible"

"Even to the easiest moves you give your all" said Darcey, "it was absolutely stunning"

"I don’t know about Proud Mary but I’m proud Shirley", said head judge Ballas.

"I had the honour to work with Tina Turner and she is more than an artist, she’s a force of nature. Tonight you really captured that quality and I’m sure she would have loved it" Bruno Tonioli added.

You can catch the Strictly Come Dancing Results on Sunday, October 15 at 7.15pm.