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Saturday night saw the first Strictly Come Dancing live show of the series thrill BBC viewers across the country.
Professional dancer Katya Jones, 34, beamed with delight as she put her toned pins on display while being whisked away in a chauffer-driven car.
Biggest fan: Sam Thompson , 31, supported girlfriend Zara McDermott , 26, with pictures of her face on his shirt after the first Strictly Come Dancing live show of the series, on Saturday
Loving life: Katya Jones , 34, beamed with delight as she put her toned pins on display while being whisked away in a chauffer-driven car
All good: TOWIE star Pete Wicks gave a thumbs up after ditching is shirt covered in Zara's face
The Casualty star danced to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and received universal praise from all four judges and received a score of 32 out of 40.
Anton Du Beke also praised the actor and reminded the audience it's not easy for the star who has to close the show.
While he is tipped to be the pin-up of the series, Nigel, who attended £24,000-a-year Dulwich College, is unlikely to fall victim of the show's much discussed 'Strictly curse'.
He is happily married to actress Lucy Liemann, 49, who has starred in The Bill and Agatha Christie's Poirot, as well as in the third Jason Bourne film, The Bourne Ultimatum.
Nigel was the centre of a controversial Downton Abbey storyline, in 2013, where his character was seen hitting lady's maid Anna – played by Joanne Froggatt – in the face and dragging her into a room in a violent rape scene.
Good times: Tess Daly, 54 - who has been fronting the show since its launch back in 2004 - looked happier than ever
Loving it: Her husband, Vernon Kay was equally chipper on his ride home
Smiley: Graziano Di Prima , 29. flashed his pearly whites after the first live show
Talented: Ant McPartlin's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong was spotted leaving, after having used her skills to apply gorgeous make-up to the Strictly stars
Trendy: Giovanni Pernice, 33, rocked a leather jacket over a band tee
Darling! Craig Revel Horwood, 58, looked pleased to have dished out his first live critiques
Gorgeous: Angela Rippon, 78, was glowing after a successful first show routine
Tense: Irish presenter Angela Scanlon, 39, looked up from her phone as