Steps star Faye Tozer gets through latest round of Strictly Come Dancing as Lee Ryan departs

Faye Tozer performing on Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Giovanni Pernice. Picture courtesy of BBC.
Faye Tozer performing on Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Giovanni Pernice. Picture courtesy of BBC.

Steps star Faye Tozer continued to dazzle in Strictly Come Dancing after wowing the judges with her latest performance.

The 42-year-old singer, who now lives in East Boldon, and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice danced a quickstep to You’re the One That I Want from Grease as the show did a Movie Night special on Saturday.

The couple scored the highest points of the night, with Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli each awarding her nine out of 10.

That brought their total to 36, putting them at the top of the leaderboard.

They were followed by Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev with a score of 35.

Fans of the show took to social media following Faye’s dance and leaderboard results.

After Faye and Giovanni had finished their routine host Tess Daly asked Bruno Tonioli: “Did they give you chills and are they multiplying?”

He said: “They did, and I’m losing control! Because the power, you’re supplying…” and left the judging podium to congratulate Faye.

Faye’s former Steps bandmate Ian H Watkins took to Twitter to express his delight at the performance, posting: “WOWWWWWWWW!!!!! I am SCREAMING at the TV !!!!! 9 9 9 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!”

Fans agreed., with Tracy Hodge (@tracyhodge2) tweeting: “Absolutely amazing @bbcstrictly last night - one of the best shows ever; the dances were amazing! Especially loved the quickstep with @Faye_Tozer & @pernicegiovann1, the speed was just incredible!”

Tonight Lee Ryan was given his marching orders from Strictly Come Dancing after his Cha Cha Cha failed to impress.

The Blue singer, 35, and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova were in the dance-off with Charles Venn and Karen Clifton after judges’ scores were combined with viewers’ votes.