Strictly Come Dancing returned to screens on Saturday evening for its ninth live show, marking its epic return to the Tower Ballroom for the first time in three years for the programme’s iconic annual trip.
Molly Rainford and Fleur East appeared fresh-faced on Sunday morning as they left their hotel in Blackpool after partying till 4am.
The CBBC presenter, 21, stood out in a bold green hoodie and matching joggers, teamed with a cream teddy coat.
Stylish: Molly Rainford appeared fresh-faced on Sunday morning as she left their Blackpool hotel in a green tracksuit after partying till 4am
Molly looked radiant as she went makeup free, while scraping her blonde locks back in a neat bun.
Meanwhile Fleur, 35, looked stylish in a long black and white coat, teamed with a denim jumpsuit.
The singer – who topped the leaderboard that night – completed the look with blue trainers and waved to onlookers.
Chic: Fleur, 35, who topped the leaderboard, looked stylish in a long black and white coat, teamed with a denim jumpsuit
Loved-up: Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova looked smitten as they left the hotel hand-in-hand
Low-key: Helen Skelton cut a casual figure in a teal hoodie, skin-tight leggings and a black baseball cap
Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova looked smitten as they left the hotel hand-in-hand.
Helen Skelton cut a casual figure in a teal hoodie, skin-tight leggings and a black baseball cap.
Hamza Yassin and Johannes Radebe were all smiles as they followed their co-stars out of the hotel.
Support: Hamza Yassin was spotted preparing to leave the city with his family on Sunday
Looking good: Johannes Radebe donned a colourful shirt and orange poncho as he waved to onlookers
Cosy: Nancy Xu bundled up in a grey fur coat and a fluffy blue bucket hat
The show opened with a performance from the show’s professional dancers, as they were surrounded by neon signs which read: Blackpool is Back’ – before judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood , Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke took to the stage to join in on the dance.
Fleur East stole the show with her penultimate performance, which saw Craig award his first ‘ten’ of the season – meaning a full 40 out of 40 points for the singer as the other judges followed suit.
While Tyler West and Dianne Buswell made a comeback as they landed in the middle of the leaderboard with 35 points, after finding themselves in the dance-off last week against Tony Adams, who pulled out of the competition due to injury and saved the radio DJ.
Outing: Craig Revel Horwood cut a casual figure in a black hoodie and jacket while getting in his car
Stylish: Karen Hauer looked effortlessly chic in a black turtle neck top, trousers and knee-high boots
Before taking to the stage, Fleur spoke emotionally on her late father, sharing that he would have ‘burst with pride’ if he was here to see it, adding: ‘Everything I’m doing here, I’m doing for him.’
The X Factor star went on to share that her mum and sister would be in Blackpool to support her, after she and partner Vito Coppola topped the leaderboard last week with 39 out of 40 points.
The pair took to the stage in sequin ensembles their Couples Choice performance to Destiny’s Child, which allows the celebrity to perform a dance style of their choice once during the series.
Glitz and glamour: The pair took to the stage in sequin ensembles their Couples Choice performance to Destiny’s Child, which allows the celebrity to perform a dance style of their choice once during the series
Jumping into Vito’s arms and wrapping her legs around the pro following the performance, Fleur was emotional following the routine – with Motsi and Shirley offering a standing ovation.
Craig simply kicked off the comments with: ‘One word, three syllable’s beginning with ‘F’, Fabulous!.’
While Shirley agreed: ‘It was an iconic routine that will go down in history, you were absolutely phenomenal.’
The performance saw Craig give his first ‘ten’ of the season, meaning a full house for the pair as they received 40 out of 40 points from the judges, kicking Helen Skelton, who scored 39 points earlier in the show, from the top spot.
And as they learnt their scores, Vito scooped Fleur over his shoulders into a fireman’s lift as they were overwhelmed with joy – before the camera panned to Fleur’s mother, who was tearing up.
STRICTLY COME DANCING: WEEK 9 SCOREBOARD
Fleur East and Vito Coppola dancing their Couples Choice: 40 out of 40 points
Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez dancing a Quickstep: 39 out of 40 points
Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał dancing an American Smooth: 38 out of 40 points
Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu dancing a Jive: 35 out of 40 points
Tyler West and Dianne Buswell dancing a Salsa: 35 out of 40 points
Will Mellor and Nancy Xu dancing a Samba: 35 out of 40 points
Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima dancing a Paso Doble: 33 out of 40 points
Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe dancing an American Smooth: 31 out of 40 points