Hrvy topped the leaderboard after the first round of performances on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Singer Hrvy

Singer Hrvy

The 21-year-old star and his professional partner Janette Manrara wowed the judges with their eye-catching jive routine, receiving a table-topping score of 25 out of a possible 30.

Motsi Mabuse was particularly impressed by Hrvy's performance, describing it as the best first dance she's "ever seen".

She added: "Awesome. A great ending to a great show."

'EastEnders' actress Maisie Smith - another of the pre-show favourites - also impressed the 'Strictly' judges with her first dance.

The 19-year-old star was handed a score of 24 out of 30 for her performance alongside partner Gorka Marquez.

Elsewhere, Nicola Adams and Katya Jones - the show's first-ever same-sex dance partnership - earned a score of 21 points, meaning they equalled the efforts of actress Caroline Quentin and TV presenter Ranvir Singh.

At the other end of the scoreboard was politician Jacqui Smith and her partner Anton Du Beke, who failed to impress on the opening night and scored a meagre 13 out of 30.

Craig Revel Horwood was especially critical of her performance, calling Jacqui's effort "lumpy".

He said: "[It] lacked musicality, [it was] lumpy - double your energy, don't give up and stop dancing while you get the props, close your feet, darling."

However, as there is no public vote this week, the contestants will all have the opportunity to improve their dance skills in time for next week when the stakes will be even higher.