Strictly Come Dancing competitor “shouted in frustration” after being “robbed” of getting awarded a top score by Anton Du Beke last night, according to our body language expert Judi James.
F ormer Hollyoaks actor Will Mellor topped the leader board with 38 points after impressing with their Charleston.
The 46-year-old actor performed with partner Nancy Xu, taking to the floor in matching black suits.
The pair received high praise from the judges, with Shirley Ballas saying: “Well, first of all Will, coming off Blackpool you never know really what to expect. Going out there today everything worked well for you. The choreography was brilliant and you didn't miss a lift. Well done.”
Anton Du Beke told the duo: “I think that was one of your best performances of the series. You commit to every move, you nail every move.”
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I thought your free arm could be a little bit more placed. The swivel was fantastic. Well done!”
And Motsi Mabuse said: “If we're setting the standard for tonight then we have a real big problem because that was fast, that was slick, the energy between you was amazing.”
But the frustration began to show when the couple were scored. They were awarded a huge 38 points out of a possible 40.
They received two marks of 10 from Shirley and Motsi, while both Craig and Anton awarded them scores of nine.
Our body language expert has dissected the moment Will and Nancy failed to reach the coveted full-house score and noted the actor’s “frustration” as he seemed to “expect” perfect 10s across the board.
Judi tells us: “Will showed some passion but not in his routine. The man who always looks so thoughtful and in control finally lost it on the balcony when he found Anton didn’t give him the 10 score he was obviously expecting.
“Will did a double-up set of jumps in anticipation of success but when they got a 9 he shouted in what looked like frustration, waving and flicking his arm at Anton as though he thought they had been robbed.
“He quickly converted it all into a more humble ‘Thank you’ but it was good to see his openly competitive side let rip for a change.”
Meanwhile, Judi has described judge Shirley Ballas is a "smiling assassin" with “put downs” and “sinister” gestures after the show’s head judge was booed by the audience and told the crowd to hold on and 'learn' as she offered criticism for Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe.