Strictly speaking, Fleur East scores the first perfect 40 of the 2022 series with Destiny’s Child tribute
Fleur East and Vito Coppola received the first full score from Be sure to come dance 2022.
During Saturday night’s show (19 November), the dance competition series returned to the historic Blackpool Tower Ballroom for the first time since 2019.
Singers East and Coppola performed a couple’s choice routine to a mega mix of Destiny’s Child, including the songs “Jumpin’, Jumpin'” and “Lose My Breath,” penultimate.
After performing the fast-paced routine, judge Craig Revel Horwood — who had yet to get his 10th paddle out of the series — told East, “One word, three syllables, beginning with F: fabulous.”
Motsi Mabuse said that East was the missing member of Destiny’s Child, while Shirley Ballas said it was an “iconic routine that will go down in history”.
Anton Du Beke praised East’s control and said the dance was “the best it’s ever been.”
The couple scored 10 points from all four judges, taking them to the top of the rankings and making them the first couple to receive a 40 that year.
East’s mother was shown in the audience crying over her daughter’s success.
It was a scoring night, with Helen Skelton earning 39 points while Hamza Yassin scored 38 points.
Be sure to come dance continues on Sunday 20 November at 7.20pm on BBC One.
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