The winning kiss! Strictly’s Jowita Przystal gives Hamza Yassin a smooch on the cheek as they arrive at rehearsals – after topping the leaderboard with flawless foxtrot
They topped the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after the first show, earning 34 points from the judges.
And Hamza Yassin and his professional dancer Jowita Prystal looked in good spirits as they arrived for rehearsals on Tuesday.
The wildlife cameraman, 32, was ready for another day of dancing as Jowita greeted him with a hug and kiss on the cheek.
Pair: Hamza Yassin and his professional dancer Jowita Prystal gave each other a kiss on the cheek as they arrived for rehearsals on Tuesday
The Countryfile star was dressed casually for the day in a bright red hoodie along with a pair of navy jeans and brown shoes.
Jowita, who joined the show last year, wore a dark grey jumper with black trousers.
The dancer wrapped up in a matching coat while she styled her brunette locks into a ponytail.
Strictly Come Dancing 2022 kicked off its first live show in style on Saturday, with all 15 couples taking to the floor to perform their first ever competitive dance of the series.
Back at it: The wildlife cameraman, 32, was ready for another day of dancing as Jowita greeted him with a hug and kiss on the cheek
Laid back: The Countryfile star was dressed casually for the day in a bright red hoodie along with a pair of navy jeans and brown shoes
Casual: Jowita, who joined the show last year, wore a dark grey jumper with black trousers
And the stars certainly brought their all to the dancefloor as both Will Mellor and Hamza topped the leaderboard in the first week with impressive scores of 34 points.
Judge Anton Du Beke certainly let Hamza know what he thought of the dance, as he excitedly exclaimed: ‘We’ve got ourselves a ballroom dancer in the house!’
Craig Revel Horwood simply remarked: ‘Who knew, darling!’ while Motsi praised his ‘exquisite’ performance, telling the wildlife expert: ‘It was brilliant, well done.’
With Shirley Ballas adding: ‘You’re such a gentle soul and so easy on the eye. The footwork, the musicality, it was beautiful.’
Success: They topped the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after the first show, earning 34 points from the judges
Outfit: The dancer wrapped up in a matching coat while she styled her brunette locks into a ponytail
Success: The pair looked in good spirits as they prepared for another gruelling day of rehearsals
Jowita, from Poland, has been a dancer since she was 12 and is best known for winning The Greatest Dancer in 2020 under the mentorship of former Strictly star Oti Mabuse.
After joining Strictly, she said: ‘This is my biggest dream come true. No words can describe how I feel right now,.
‘I’m still pinching myself to check if this is real but I am beyond excited to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family and I can’t wait to give all of my heart and soul on that dance floor!’
Wow: Both Will Mellor and Hamza topped the leaderboard in the first week with impressive scores of 34 points
Strictly Come Dancing: Week One Leaderboard
Will Mellor and Nancy Xu: Jive to Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin – 34 points out of 40
Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał: Foxtrot to Islands In The Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers – 34 points out of 40
Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu: Samba to Kiss My (Uh Oh) by Anne Marie and Little Mix – 31 points out of 40
Fleur East and Vito Coppola: Cha Cha Cha to Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez – 29 points out of 40
Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe: Quickstep to I Am What I Am by Klaus Hallen Tanzorchester – 28 points out of 40
Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez: American Smooth to You Send Me by Aretha Franklin – 26 points out of 40
Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin: Cha Cha Cha to Dance by DNCE – 26 points out of 40
Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer: Samba to Dirrty by Christina Aguilera featuring Redman – 23 points out of 40
Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima: Jive to Yes by Merry Clayton – 23 points out of 40
Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice: Cha Cha Cha to I’m Your Man by Wham! – 23 points out of 40
James Bye and Amy Dowden: Jive to What I Like About You by The Romantics – 22 points out of 40
Tyler West and Dianne Buswell: American Smooth to Falling by Harry Styles – 22 points out of 40
Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington: Tango to Voulez-Vouz by ABBA – 21 points out of 40
Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova: Quickstep to Sir Duke by The Chris Walden Big Band – 20 points out of 40
Tony Adams and Katya Jones: Tango to Go West by Village People – 15 points out of 40