Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ruth Langsford and her professional dancing partner Anton Du Beke took a tumble on Saturday night's episode of the show, but managed to laugh it off with ease.

As they neared the end of their paso doble, Du Beke lost his balance while holding onto the ITV presenter and the two of them fell to the floor.

Langsford played up to the hilarity of the moment by straddling her fallen dance partner and kicking her feet in the air. 

The mishap left the judges, the audience and Langsford's husband Eamonn Holmes in hysterics. It's sure to make it onto a Strictly "best of" compilation at some point!

Despite the enjoyment of viewers, Langsford and Du Beke's comical routine only earned them a paltry 22 points which left them at the bottom of the leaderboard.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Debbie McGee and her partner Giovanni Pernice dazzled the judges with their flawless tango to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood was so taken with their performance that he stepped away from the judge's table to kneel before the dancing duo in awe.

Meanwhile, Bruno Tonioli said "it was like watching a tango masterclass" while head judge Shirley Ballas labelled it "outstanding".

Rather unsurprisingly, they were awarded the first perfect 40 score of the series 

Strictly Come Dancing continues at 7.15pm on Sunday November 5 on BBC One.