Strictly’s Les Dennis awarded a 10 ‘for entertainment’ after ‘dad’ dance

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing is well underway and it's safe to say comedian Les Dennis has got people talking after the second live show.

Les, 69, is competing on this year's series of the BBC One show alongside professional dancer Nancy Xu, 32, and the duo danced the samba in week two to 70s classic Rock the Boat by the Hues Corporation.

The actor's moves landed him an overall score of 15 out of 40 from the judges, with Craig awarding him 2, Motsi and Shirley both giving 4 and Anton kindly scoring it a 5.

However, head judge Shirley did award Les 10 out of 10 "for entertainment" purposes.

Strictly fans also took to social media to react to Les' dance, with one writing: "Watching #Strictly on catch up and Les Dennis is one of the top ten signings ever. Saturday night light JOY."

A second said: "Les Dennis is hilarious.

Can't dance but so funny. Love him #Strictly," and a third wrote: "Les Dennis doing it for the Dad's Love it! #Strictly".

A fourth joked: "Les Dennis' dance was strangely appealing… #Strictly," and a fifth fan commented: "Les is there purely for vibes and i love it."

Les spoke about his decision to take part in Strictly ahead of the launch show, revealing he signed up as it's out of his comfort zone and he's "up for a challenge".

The 69 year old said: "I'm coming up to 70 this year and if I'm still in, I'll have my 70th birthday on the show and I just thought, you know what, why not? I'm up for a challenge. I always do things that are outside my comfort zone.

"I did my first opera two years ago, I worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company without any training three years ago, so, if there's anything that goes outside of my comfort zone, I go ‘I'm scared so let's do it’."

Les added: "I had a knee replacement two years ago and thought you're not too old, go for it. It's so exciting and it's an iconic wonderful show, I love to watch it as a viewer, so, when I got the offer to do it, I was like ‘yeah, no brainer!’"

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