'The dance of the series!' Denise Van Outen picks up the highest score of the series with 39 points after dancing the Charleston as Cleopatra at Wembley on live Strictly show
01:57 GMT, 18 November 2012
Given that it was a live performance at Wembley Arena in front of 6,000 fans the pressure was on for the celebrities to perform.
And on Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing Show Denise Van Outen captured the judges hearts with their Charleston performance, picking up a whopping 39 points – the highest score of the series.
The TV presenter, 38, and partner James Jordan performed the 1920s dance to Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles.
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Walk Like an Egyptian: Denise Van Outen captured the judges hearts with their Charleston performance, picking up a whopping 39 points – the highest score of the series
Denise arrived onto the stage in a chair being carried by four burly men before launching into the dance.
While her efforts certainly went down well with the audience judging from the loud cheers she commanded, the judges were also impressed.
Len Goodman told the pair: That's the dance of the series so far.'
Nice job if you can get it: The 38-year-old was brought out onto the stage by four burly men carrying her
Jewel of the Nile: Denise wowed the 6,000 strong at Wembley Arena on Saturday night's live show
While Craig Revel Horwood gushed: 'The best Charleston ever.'
Len, Bruno and Darcey Bussell all awarded the perfect score of 10 while Craig gave a nine, which left the couple sitting pretty at the top of the leader board.
There was no lack of excitement from the celebrities who were overjoyed to be performing in front of so many people at the famous venue.
Shaking their thing: Denise and James put their all into their performance
Walk the line: Len Goodman was impressed and told Denise she just performed 'the dance of the series'
Top score: The pair were thrilled with the 39 points they were awarded
The live show, which was aired in
conjunction with the BBC Children In Need campaign, took dances from the
1920s through to the 2000s.
And to kick off the show octogenarian presenter Bruce Forsyth performed this year's hottest dance sensation Gangnan Style.
First to take to the stage was Lisa Riley who danced to Car Wash and it proved to be quite an emotional experience for the larger-than-life character.
A little help from my friends! Lisa Riley was seen being hoisted into the air as she began her dance to Car Wash
Who knew she could do that The Northern actress finished off her dance with the splits
In tears: Lisa was overcome by the audience's reaction to her dance
The actress was left with tears in her eyes as she took in the crowd's reaction.
Len told her: 'You make everyone feel fabulous when you are dancing.
Bruno noted: 'You can polish my bonnet anytime.'
Craig gave his review by saying: 'It was big bold and actually beautiful.'
That's quite a quiff! Nicky was rocking a voluminous hairstyle to perform his dance to Jailhouse Rock
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Showing off his skills: Louis Smith performed the American Smooth with partner Flavia to I Got A Woman by Ray Charles
He looks happy! Richard Arnold looked thrilled to be lifted up by three buff men at the end of his dance
Failed to impress: Richard shook his moneymaker but to no avail as he only received 24 points
While Len said he was a bit 'bewildered' by the performance Craig she he thought it 'wasn't bad'.
The most cringe-worthy performance of the evening came from Richard Arnold and his partner Erin.
They performed the Salsa to Club Tropicana and Richard was seen being lifted into the air by a group of buff men.
Bruno told him: You couldn't wait to go back to speedo world,' describing how eager the broadcaster was to ditch his dance partner and dance with the scantly-clad men. He failed to impress and only managed to pick up 24 points.
Giving it her all: Dani Harmer through herself into her performance and she looked pretty in pink
Sexy samba: Kimberley Walsh showed she has got some serious moves and can shake her bottom to perfection
'Shake that tush!': Kimberley Walsh made good use of her enviable curves during her dance and impressed Darcey
Victoria Pendleton made a spectacular entrance onto the stage and the Olympic gold medalist was seen floating down to the stage on a bike, thanks to a set of cables.
Her attempt at the paso doble to Queen's Bicycle Race left her with the same disappointing score as Richard.
Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh also had a fantastic evening, despite being in the bottom two last week.
Improving every week: Michael Vaughan is getting better and better
Lift off: Michael seemed to enjoy this week's performance
Her sexy samba routine left Darcey exclaiming: 'Kimberley you can shake that tush!'
Even Craig couldn't find anything negative to say and he appealed: 'I hope there are people out there voting for you.'
Both Matthew Vaughan and Danni Harmer thoroughly enjoyed their time at Wembley.
Girls Aloud and Kylie will perform on Sunday night's show when the celebrities will learn who goes through to next week's show.