He puts the boy in flamboyant! Viewers could not get over Judge Rinder's energetic first Strictly dance


Strictly Come Dancing returned to TV screens with a bang, as the first six celebrities put their dancing shoes on for their first proper dances with their partners.

It was all very exciting, and everybody did such a good job - especially Greg Rutherford and Ore Oduba, who both topped the leaderboard with 27 points apiece.

But on Twitter, fans of the show were mostly talked about Judge Rinder's astonishing performance, a high-octane, fast-paced cha-cha to Mercy with his partner Oksana Platero.

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Strictly Come Dancing's Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero (BBC/Guy Levy)

People were also overawed by his chest, which was pretty much the only thing worth looking at throughout the performance thanks to his unbuttoned shirt. Phew!

Even head judge Len Goodman was impressed, as he told the TV star: "You put the boy in flamboyant!"

He didn't manage to top the leaderboard, coming in joint second place with Laura Whitmore with a respectable 25 points, but it's looking like he may go far in the competition.

He even has a fan in Gary Barlow, and Richard Osman too.

For many, he is the early favourite, but we'll just have to see how the rest of the series goes.