Cumbria's Helen Skelton received a standing ovation in Strictly's Blackpool special.

The Countryfile presenter, 39, impressed the judges with her quickstep to the song Valerie by Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse. 

The couple scored a near-perfect 39 out of 40 points as they made a nod to the musical Grease with their outfits.

The TV presenter was dressed in a pink and black petticoat dress and Strictly pro Gorka donned a leather jacket.

Helen Skelton earns standing ovation in Strictly's Blackpool special

Following their routine, members of the audience, fellow dancers and judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse gave Helen a standing ovation.

Head judge Shirley Ballas praised how much Helen Skelton had grown and even said that she had been left speechless by the performance.

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Anton Du Beke said the reaction to her dance is the reason the show comes to Blackpool, adding: “You were amazing. You have been brilliant from the neck down throughout this whole competition. Tonight you were great from the neck up.”

In the end, Motsi, Shirley and Anton all scored Helen a top score of 10.

Meanwhile, Craig reserved his first 10 for Fleur and Vito's Couple's Choice to Destiny’s Child Megamix by Destiny’s Child.

Fans rush to social media to share their love for Helen and Groka's routine.

One viewer wrote:" i still think helen deserved a 40 tho."

A second person commented: "Forget Valerie, go Helen @HelenSkelton @gorkamarquez1 loved it!"

A third fan added: "helen’s quickstep is most definitely my favourite dance of the night, a proper blackpool vibe #strictly."

The Strictly Come Dancing's Results show on Sunday, November 20 at 7.20pm on BBC One.