Strictly Come Dancing 2023 week 2 LIVE: Angela Rippon and Nigel Harman return to the floor… but who will be the first to be voted off?


Follow MailOnline’s liveblog for all the updates on the second Strictly Come Dancing live show of the 2023 series… as fans count down to the first elimination of the series.

Last week all 16 couples took to the floor for the first time, earning wildly different scores from the judges – take a look at the leaderboard below…

Nigel Harman and Katya Jones – 32

Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice – 29

Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell – 29

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola – 29

Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – 29

Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe – 28

Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington – 28

Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu – 23

Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley – 22

Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer – 22

Jody Cundy and Jowita Przystal – 21

Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima – 19

Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk – 19

Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez – 18

Les Dennis and Nancy Xu – 16

Ahead of returning to the judging panel on Saturday, judge Motsi has hit out at her ex-husband Timo Culczak’s lawyer who has claimed she could face a jail sentence after she claimed in her autobiography he was controlling during their 11-year marriage.

After becoming the show’s oldest ever contestant, broadcaster Angela Rippon stunned viewers with her impressive flexibility during her debut dance with pro Kai Widdrington.

For viewers who missed last week’s action, all 16 couples took to the dancefloor for the first time, with Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice keen to queel rumours of a behind-the-scenes feud.

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Good afternoon! Get all the live updates about the second live show of Strictly Come Dancing 2023 here… as fans count down to the first elimination of the series.