'Strictly Come Dancing' Week 2 Sees Owen Sizzle And Pendleton Get Back In Race (PICTURES)

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'Strictly Come Dancing' stepped up a notch on Saturday night, as all 14 dancers showed off what they've been practising - with various levels of success.

It was the first time the celebrity contestants danced with the threat of elimination if they failed to impress the judges and viewers at home.

Victoria Pendleton got back in the race, Jerry Hall put in a little bit more effort and Sid Owen did his best to look like a Latin lover. Here's how they all got on and the judges' (mostly-abrasive) comments:

Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer- Cha-Cha-Cha

Len complained there was "too much boy band dancing". Bruno added: "You had a naughty twinkle in your eyes… but you were off-synch completely."

SCORE: 18

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Nicky and Karen were first on the dance floor

Colin Salmon and Kristina Rihanoff - Viennese Waltz

Bruno: "A bit careful for me." Darcey: "You have got to watch you don't stoop… but well done; a man that can ballroom and Latin."

SCORE: 24

Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone - Salsa

"You sort of just went splat darling," quipped Craig. Len was kinder: "You little munchkin, you came out and gave it some welly."

SCORE: 27

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Fern and Artem perform

Fern Britton and Artem Chigvintsev - Viennese Waltz

"You give us such a beautiful feeling when you dance," gushed Darcey before giving some technical tips. Bruno said: "You look like you are casually dusting."

SCORE: 24

Richard Arnold and Erin Boag - Cha-Cha-Cha

"That was like a Vegas showgirl with a trout pout… in a very sick way I enjoyed it," said Bruno. Talking about the duo's choice of music, Craig joked: "I wasn't very sure you wanted to take Erin to the Love Shack." Len gave somewhat of a compliment: "You don't need to camp it up, you're a better dancer than that."

SCORE: 19

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Richard and Erin's dance was mocked

Victoria Pendleton and Brendan Cole - Foxtrot

Len said: "Clean, classy and confident… Queen Vic is back." Darcey offered: "You're beautiful… now you are going to have fun with this show."

SCORE: 26

Michael Vaughan and Natalie Lowe - Jive

"The timing was so bad it was good, you couldn't do it worse," laughed Bruno. Craig said: "That has to be the oddest Jive I've ever witnessed... most of the time you looked like you were busting for a wee."

SCORE: 15

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Louis and Flavia

Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace - Viennese Waltz

"I saw more turns than the government, great posture and the best dance I've seen tonight," said Len. Bruno added: "It was like a Valentine's postcard brought to life."

SCORE: 30

Denise Van Outen and James Jordan - Jive

Darcey called their dance "amazing". Len said: "That was my cup of tea." Bruno added, excitedly: "That is the way to do a jive."

SCORE: 32

Johnny Ball and Iveta Lukosiute - Foxtrot

Craig said Johnny gave a "decent effort" and Darcey admitted it was "wonderfully better than last week."

SCORE: 20

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Sid and Ola

Sid Owen and Ola Jordan - Salsa

"The timing was completely off," said Bruno. Craig called it "haphazard" but "loved the routine".

SCORE: 22

Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev - Foxtrot

"I thought it was absolutely gorgeous," said Craig but complained about her "protruding" jaw. Len was very disappointed and noted: "It was limp... you've got to do better than that girl."

SCORE: 26

Jerry Hall and Anton Du Beke - Slow Foxtrot

"Your problem is you are too vertical," said Len. Bruno joked Jerry was "stuck on Anton" and announced he is "waiting for more."

SCORE: 18

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Jerry and Anton

Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor - Foxtrot

"We're getting it all with you," cried Bruno. Craig said: "I thought it was light... but it is true the man should lead darling." Darcey praised the "focus" in Lisa's eyes.

SCORE: 25

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