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Strictly Come Dancing week three: Our favourite dances - watch videos

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Strictly Come Dancing went to Hollywood this week, and while Jerry Hall rightly got cut for nonchalantly slinking about the ballroom floor, the rest of the cast certainly made the most of their moment in the spotlight.

Digital Spy has picked out its five favourite performances from a Saturday night full of crazy costumes, mountains of make-up and instruments that pose a fire hazard...

1. Denise Van Outen and James Jordan's foxtrot
It's literally impossible to frown once 'You've Got a Friend in Me' starts up, a fact that Denise and James harnessed for their sweet and somewhat magical dance filled with plenty of kisses and cuddles. The two appeared so in unison throughout the foxtrot that you'd swear they'd had their hands soldered together in a toy factory somewhere - in a good way. If you didn't let out an 'aaw' when they rested their little plastic heads together, you're basically a monster.



2. Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor's jive
The former Mandy Dingle continued to subvert expectations this week with arguably the most energetic performance of the night. Bounding all over the place without ever appearing to flag, Lisa beamed the whole way through her jive despite being dressed up like a promiscuous Susan Boyle. A real feel-good routine.



3. Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer's quickstep
And to think, until now we were convinced that the members of Westlife would tumble to the ground the second they were uprooted from their stools. Everyone loves a good character piece, and while we're not sure the dance would be as impressive without the Mask make-up and elastic arms, Nicky Byrne deserves a pat on the back for going all out and transforming from a bland manband member to a half-decent Jim Carrey impersonator before our eyes.



4. Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace's salsa
Only an Olympian would have the cojones to take on one of the most iconic dances of all time in just the third week. It was a big ask for Louis to capture the magic of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's gorgeous Dirty Dancing routine, but, true to form, he never really faltered. When he performed that lift, every woman in the country wanted to be in those hands and every man wished to possess that kind of upper body strength.



5. Sid Owen and Ola Jordan's tango
Yes, it may have been technically the worst dance of the night. And no, there wasn't exactly a lot of tangoing going on. But come on - it's Ricky in a bandana, headbanging like a crash test dummy that's just hit a brick wall in a Fiat 500. How could you not love it? Sometimes something crazy like a bit of Whitesnake and a guitar that could sizzle your face off is what Strictly needs.



Who were your favourite performers on this week's Strictly? Leave your comments below!

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