Strictly’s HRVY beams as his Cha Cha earns the first ten of the series

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Strictly's HRVY couldn't hold back his smile this week as he earned the 2020 series' first ten out of ten.

HRVY and pro partner Janette Manrara opened the show, and after slipping down the leaderboard last week to eighth place, he was back on top form.

The singer and Janette danced a Cha Cha, which won over all the judges, including resident hard nut Craig Revel-Horwood.

And head judge Shirley Ballas was especially taken with it, awarding him the first ten of the series.

"I'm lost for words," she gushed.

New judge Anton gave a similar verdict, and struggled to get the words out as he read out his notes.

They earned the first ten
(Image: BBC)

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Tonight's show is unique as it marks the first of the series without the history-making couple of Nicola Adams and Katya Jones.

Both Olympic boxing champ Nicola and pro dancer Katya are isolating after the latter tested positive for Covid-19.

And despite Nicola's negative test, she's sticking to the rules and isolating for 14 days having been in close contact with Katya.

HRVY and Janette earned high praise indeed
(Image: BBC)

They're back to the top of their game
(Image: BBC)

Judge Motsi Mabuse is also missing after she was forced to make an "urgent" dash to Germany.

As she isolates, veteran pro Anton du Beke – who was the first to be eliminated from the series with celeb partner Jacqui Smith – has filled in her seat and taken on judging duties.

Nicola updated fans yesterday, telling them: "I just wanted to say thank-you for the lovely messages and the support, it's been unbelievable and I did not expect such a nice response.

Shirley loved the routine
(Image: BBC)

"It's completely blown me away. I've never received so much love from people that I don't even know and it really hit home to me, what this journey meant.

"Not just to me but to everybody else as well."

Nicola added: "And I just want you to know that regardless of the situation I will continue to break boundaries and make changes and continue fighting for what's right and, just thank-you for having my back and being there when I needed you."

*Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One tomorrow night at 7:25pm for the results show.