Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Lulu tanks on Strictly as Holly Valance and Anita Dobson emerge as early favourites


Where”s the boom bang-a-bang Forgetful Lulu tanks on Strictly as Holly Valance and Anita Dobson emerge as early favourites

11:23 PM on 30th September 2011

Flop: While Lulu had a lot of fun on the dance floor during the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing, she forgot most of her choreography and received the lowest score of the night

Flop: While Lulu had a lot of fun on the dance floor during the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing, she forgot most of her choreography and received the lowest score of the night

Impressive: Holly Valance was the first to perform and received the tied highest score of the evening, a 28 for her Cha-cha-cha to Who

Impressive: Holly Valance was the first to perform and received the tied highest score of the evening, a 28 for her Cha-cha-cha to Who”s That Chick

Sizzling: The Australian popstar looked gorgeous in a tiny gold dress and bouffant hair

Sizzling: The Australian popstar looked gorgeous in a tiny gold dress and bouffant hair

One to beat: Holly showed some nerves after the performance but needn

One to beat: Holly showed some nerves after the performance but needn”t have worried, winning high praise from the judges

Judges

Judges” favourite: Former soap star Anita Dobson gave Holly a run for her money with an elegant and emotional waltz to Three Times A Lady

High praise: Even Craig was uncharacteristically generous, telling her he

High praise: Even Craig was uncharacteristically generous, telling her he “thought that whole routine was gorgeous”

Giggles: While many were expecting good things from singing superstar Lulu, hers was deemed the worst performance of the evening

Giggles: While many were expecting good things from singing superstar Lulu, hers was deemed the worst performance of the evening

Entertaining:

Entertaining: “It had the energy, but the steps went down the toilet,” Bruno told Lulu and partner Brendan

Stiff: Presenter Lobb performed a romantic waltz but was criticised for not showing enough love to partner Katya, and was told he

Stiff: Presenter Lobb performed a romantic waltz but was criticised for not showing enough love to partner Katya, and was told he “looked like Adrian Chiles on the sofa”

Still impressive: Despite the criticism Lobb walked away with the next highest score of 24

Still impressive: Despite the criticism Lobb walked away with the next highest score of 24

Surprising: Boxer Audley Harrison said he was nervous but did very well with his waltz to Angel, receiving a score of 20

Surprising: Boxer Audley Harrison said he was nervous but did very well with his waltz to Angel, receiving a score of 20

Powerful:

Powerful: “You are so graceful for someone the size of Everest!” Bruno remarked

Standing still: The judges were unimpressed that Robbie Savage

Standing still: The judges were unimpressed that Robbie Savage”s partner Ola Jordan did most of the dancing while he stood still for much of the routine

Blondies:

Blondies: “At least their hair matched,” said Len Goodman

“It couldn”t have been camper if you tried”: Russell Grant received a standing ovation for his performance to Venus by Bananarama

Dazzling: Craig was less complimentary, saying

Dazzling: Craig was less complimentary, saying “That was the birth of something darling, it certainly wasn”t Venus”