Leggy Laura Whitmore leaves Strictly show victorious alongside her rivals... after revealing speculation over her relationship with Giovanni Pernice is affecting her performance
She wowed the judges with her Moulin Rouge inspired Salsa, dressed in an auburn wig and jaw-dropping showgirl costume.
Although sizzling in her show-stopping number, Laura Whitmore opted for a more demure look as she arrived back at her hotel following Saturday night's Strictly.
The 31-year-old Irish beauty slipped into the high-neck floral number with a self-assured smile about her performance, despite admitting this weekend that speculation over her relationship with Giovanni Pernice is affecting her.
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Leading the charge: Laura Whitmore opted for a more demure look as she arrived back at her hotel following Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing
Displaying her enviable legs, the MTV presenter chic dress boasted floral embellishment across her bust and around the daring slit.
The Bray native teamed her stylishly look with her trademark moto inspired leather jacket over shoulders as she carried her off duty camel leather satchel.
Teetering to the hotel, the TV star slipped on a pair of mesh pointed pumps which helped elongate her already lithe limbs.
The stunner appearance comes after she flaunted her slender figure in a sparkly showgirl dress adorned with feathers at the back as she descended from the ceiling into her Moulin Rouge Salsa.
Walk this way! The 31-year-old Irish beauty stunned in the high-neck floral number that featured a daring thigh high slit as she strutted her stuff to her abode for the weekend
Transforming herself into a true salsa queen on the night, Laura shook her hips at incredible speed for the Latin dance.
Despite entertaining viewers, the judges all agreed it lacked finesse, with Craig critiquing: 'I thought you threw a little bit too much of everything into it and lost a bit of control.'
The blonde was still very excited by her score of 30 - which included an impressive 9 from Bruno.
Latin queen: The stunner appearance comes after she flaunted her slender figure in a sparkly showgirl dress adorned with feathers at the back as she descended from the ceiling into her Moulin Rouge Salsa
This weekend, Laura admitted to YOU Magazine that speculation of a tryst with Strictly partner Giovanni - who is the ex-boyfriend of her close pal Georgia May Foote - hasn't allowed them to bond properly.
She said: 'I do care what people think about me. My relationship with Giovanni is completely professional. That's all I ever want it to be.
'When all this happened he called me and told me not to let any of it get to me, to ignore it and get on with the show.
'To be honest he's far too young for me and even though I'm single I'm still going on a couple of dates when I have the time - but not with Giovanni.'
Gorgeous: Laura flaunted her unbelievably leggy and slender figure in a sparkly showgirl dress adorned with feathers at the back during her Moulin Rouge Salsa
She continued: 'It has definitely affected my dancing. I'm so self-conscious I haven't allowed myself to develop a proper partnership with Giovanni.
'He's aware of it and so am I but I keep holding back. We were the first out on the floor on the first show and I was so nervous I couldn't feel my legs.
'But I was fully aware I wasn't letting myself go because of all the rumours about us.
Before adding: 'The other day we were made [by the BBC producers] to go out and bond. We climbed over the O2 building and then had a drink and it was brilliant fun.
Bond: Laura admitted to You Magazine that speculation about her and her strictly partner Giovanni Pernice - who is her close pal Georgia May Foote's ex-boyfriend - has affected her performance and hasn't allowed them to bond properly
Dapper: Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls looked pleased as he arrived back to the hotel after his received a standing ovation for his Samba
'I've got to ignore all the stories and just be myself with Giovanni, but it hasn't been easy.'
Meanwhile, former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls looked pleased as he arrived back to the hotel after his received a standing ovation for his Samba.
Looking dapper on arrival, the 49-year-old sported a navy blue suit with complementing blue shirt and patent leather brogues.
While his dance partner Katya Jones opted to swap her ballroom shoes for a flat biker boot as she donned a pair of black leggings and oversized trench.
All smiles: Ed and his dance partner Katya beamed as they arrived back to the hotel after their show-stopping performance
Off duty chic: Ed's dance partner Katya Jones opted to swap her ballroom shoes for a flat biker boot as she donned a pair of black leggings and oversized trench
Content: Ed appeared happy after his performance received a standing ovation
After impressing with his cowboy Charleston last week, the politician truly got into The Mask character, looking almost unrecognisable in a bright yellow suit and green face paint.
The MP was met with rapturous applause during his routine, as he gave the hip-shaking, thrusting and shimmying his all - bagging a lengthy standing ovation at the end.
Len had nothing but praise for the father-of-three, gushing of his partner Katya's choreography before stating: 'You are not the best dancer, but you are definitely the most fun.'
Who's that guy? The politician truly got into his character of The Mask, looking almost unrecognisable in a bright yellow suit and green facial paint
Bruno agreed: 'You could not have given more impact to that performance. That was complete lunacy, and totally wonderful!'
While harsh Craig awarded the dance a 4, Ed was still over-the-moon with his score of 24, wittily stating in his famed Jim Carrey character: 'I am ready to p-a-r-t-y, party!'
Equipped with a smile, Claudia Fragapane was in high spirits as she chatted on the phone in her navy gym leggings, after she scored 36 on the leaderboard for her Bugsy Malone inspired Charleston with partner AJ Pritchard.
Chilled out: Claudia Fragapane was in high spirits as she chatted on the phone, after she scored 36 on the leaderboard for their Charleston with partner AJ Pritchard
Walking to their hotel in a pair of white trainers, the Olympic artistic gymnast teamed her off duty look with a black tee, bomber jacket and navy over sized tote.
The 18-year-old opted to go make-up free as she strolled to the venue while sweeping her raven locks into a high ponytail.
The pint-sized contestant displayed her impeccable timing and flexibility during her performance as she kicked, flicked and flipped next to her handsome dance partner which placed them at the top of the leaderboard with Danny Mac.
Chic: Strictly pro Karen Clifton flaunted her toned pins in a pleated leather mini
Jog on: Pasha Kovalev - who is partnered with Naga Munchetty - slipped into his joggers after the show
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