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03/11/2013 06:51 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:52 GMT

'Strictly Come Dancing': Ben Cohen Goes Topless As Natalie Gumede Tops The Leaderboard (PICTURES)

Ben Cohen got 'Strictly Come Dancing' viewers hot under the collar as he whipped off his shirt for his performance on Saturday's Halloween themed show.

The rugby player left judge Craig Revel Horwood 'slightly distracted' as he danced to the paso doble with partner Kristina Rihanoff .

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Ben Cohen

The couple earned 32/40 and a standing ovation from the judges, with Len Goodman commenting it was 'an explosion'.

"It was a great lasting image," Darcey Bussell added.

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Ben danced the paso doble with partner Kristina

Elsewhere, Natalie Gumede and her partner Artem Chigvintsev earned the first 10s of the series as they came top of the leaderboard again with their Viennese waltz.

The couple scored 38/40 with Len describing it as 'lovely', while Bruno Tonioli told Gumede she 'leaves us all spellbound'.

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Natalie Gumede topped the leaderboard

Abbey Clancy her partner Aljaz Skorjanec also scored highly with their rumba, which received much praise from the judging panel and a score of 34.

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Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec

There wasn't as much good news for Hairy Biker Dave Myers and his partner Karen Hauer though, who came bottom of the leaderboard with 19 points for their jive.

Another couple will leave the competition on Sunday night.

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