Holby City star Joe McFadden and his partner Katya Jones impressed viewers and judges alike on Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing with a near-perfect quickstep.

The dancing duo earned themselves a whopping 38 point score for their 1920s-inspired routine to Jumpin' Jack by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Shirley Ballas deemed the dance to be "perfect" and raised her 10 paddle, which was matched by Bruno Tonioli who added "everything was absolutely spot on".

Viewers at home were equally impressed, with one saying the actor had gone from "dark horse to contender"

Their impressive score was matched by the effortlessly brilliant Debbie McGee and her partner Giovanni Pernice who aced the Argentine Tango to Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera. McGee had a bit of a hiccup last week and the judging panel were glad to see her back on form.

Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova danced a Waltz to With You I’m Born Again by Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright and scored a tidy 35 points, with praise from Bruno for its style and elegance.

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez danced a Rumba to Beyonce's hit Halo and bagged themselves a decent 32 points.

Meanwhile, comedian Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton earned the lowest votes of the night after their American Smooth to Beyond the Sea’ by Bobby Darin. The judges gave them a combined score of 21.

The inaugural Pasadoblathon was a raucous affair and saw Alexandra and Gorka reigning victorious and being handed seven extra marks. Susan and Kevin received just one point, leaving them in seventh place.

Also on Saturday's show, fuel was added to the fire that Mollie King and AJ Pritchard are having a romance as their fellow Strictly stars urged them to kiss.

After their quickstep, which earned them their first ever nine, chants of "kiss, kiss, kiss" could be heard being made by the other professionals and celebrities as King and Pritchard spoke to presenter Claudia Winkleman.

Rumours that the couple have grown close behind the scenes have been hotting up but singer King has rejected questions about a possible romance.

Strictly Come Dancing continues with the results show on Sunday on BBC One at 7.20pm.