Cliona Hagan and Vitali Kozmin were the winners on Dancing with the Stars Switch-Up Week, where the celebs swapped dancing partners with varying degrees of success.

No one was eliminated at the end of this special edition of the show – but the votes did count, as the scores earned by the stars will carry over to next week's show, when the dance-off returns and one unfortunate star will be sent packing.

Dancing a Salsa to Taki Taki by DJ Snake (feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B), Cliona and Vitali put in a masterful and sexy performance that had the audience whooping in admiration - and the judges brimming with praise.

"That was super sexy, man-eating samba girl!"

Judge Julian Benson said "That was super sexy, man-eating samba girl!" Fellow judge Brian Redmond reckoned "that was a great job all the way though," but Loraine Barry was the judge who described the dance most succinctly, stating: "O! M! G!".

With a total of 28 points - including the first ten this season, from Julian - Cliona and Vitali were the judges' favourites on the night. Mairéad Ronan and Kai Widdrington finished two points behind, while Demi Isaaac Oviawe and Robert Rowinski finished last with just 13 points.

The Recap:

This week's Switch-Up show panned opened with a Group Dance, as the celebs and pros rocked to Rainbow's Since You've Been Gone. Then it was into the action . . .

Peter Stringer and Valerie Milova

Performing a cha cha to Loud Luxury featuring Brando's Body, Peter admitted beforehand that it's "a difficult dance to learn . . . you've got to be on point every time."

"It was like watching rugby without any tries"

They gave it loads, but afterwards the judges weren't that impressed, with Loraine Barry pointing out that "one major ingredient was missing: the hips . . . it was like watching rugby without any tries." Ouch!

Peter was unrepentant afterwards. "I really enjoyed it," said the former rugby international.

When the judges called it, there were five points each from Brian and Loraine, with Julian awarding six, for a total of 16 points.

Demi Isaaac Oviawe and Robert Rowinski

"more caterpillar than butterfly"

Doing the Charleston to Wings by Little Minx, Demi and Robert gave it absolute socks in what was an energetic routine.

"I had so much fun. I was really nervous before I went out . . . I had loads of fun."

The judges weren't impressed though, with Brian describing the performance as "more caterpillar than butterfly". He and Loraine gave them four points each, while Julian gave them five, adding up to 13 points.

Fred Cooke and Emily Barker

"more Benny Hill than bullfighting"

Dancing the Paso Doble to holiday classic Y Viva Espana, Fred looked the part in his matador outfit. His footwork was pretty good too, and the judges enjoyed it. Up to a point.

Afterwards, a breathless Fred praised his partner. "It was great this week with Emily," he said.

Julian was the most enthusiastic judge, saying: "Viva El Freddo!" although he did add that Fred's performance "was more Benny Hill than bullfighting". He and Loraine awarded five points, while Brian added four, for a total of 14 points.

Johnny Ward and Ksenia Zsikhotska

"I've really had an amazing week. I really enjoyed it."

Taking to the floor for a Quickstep to Are You Going to Be My Girl by Jet, Johnny looked the part in a sequined jacket and put in a storming performance.

A delighted Johnny said afterwards: "I've really had an amazing week. I really enjoyed it."

The judges enjoyed it too, with Julian describing the dance as "one rock 'n' roll quickstep," while Brian added a "well done", before he and Loraine gave them five points each and Julian chipped in with seven, adding up to 19 points.

After this week's guest act  Wild Youth performed Making Me Dance, it was back to the Switch-up Week . . .

Denis Bastick and Giulia Dotta

"Goodness, gracious, great balls of Bastic!"

Rock 'n' roll was the focus as they jived to Jerry Lee Lewis's Great Balls of Fire, with gaelic footballer Denis dressed in a check jacket that was brighter than the Croke Park floodlights!

Denis was "hoping for a game-changer this week", but did the judges that impressed?

"Goodness, gracious, great balls of Bastic!" said Julian, while both Brian and Loraine praised the jive, before all three awarded them seven points, for a total of 21 points.

Clelia Murphy and John Nolan

"I'm actually falling in love with John!"

Another Quickstep, this time to Stop Me From Falling by Kylie Minogue, which brought out a great performance from the Fair City star.

Afterwards, Clelia had an admission to make about her new dance partner. "I'm actually falling in love with John!" she said.

The judges certainly enjoyed the performance. Brian told Clelia that "The Switch-Up Week has been great for you," Loraine "loved it", while Julian added that "it was a wonderful quick step". They each awarded eight points for a total of 24.

Mairéad Ronan and Kai Widdrington

"That's how you do Switch-Up Week!"

It was Salsa time as they danced to Dance Again by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, and during rehearsals Loraine admitted: "I feel it doesn't suit me . . I'm really, really struggling with this."

But she really went for it, and afterwards said: "I really enjoyed it". The judges enjoyed it too.

Loraine said: "Where do I start?" before adding, "it was fantastic". Julian agreed, noting: "That's how you do Switch-Up Week!" Brian added: "Tonight you proved you're on the way to becoming a luscious Latin lady."

Loraine and Julian both awarded nine points, Brian gave eight, for a total of 26 points.

Cliona Hagan and Vitali Kozmin

"O! M! G!"

Dancing a Salsa to Taki Taki by DJ Snake (feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B), they put in a sexy performance that had the audience whooping in admiration.

Afterwards, Cliona confessed that dancing with Vitali "was absolutely amazing", and the judges were glowing with praise.

Julian said "That was super sexy, man-eating samba girl," Brian reckoned "that was a great job all the way though," but Loraine described the dance most succinctly, saying: "O! M! G!".

With a total of 28 points (including the first ten this season, from Julian), Cliona and Vitali got the night's highest score from the judges.