Strictly Come Dancing's Mark Wright: "It's humbling to be in the top three"

Published Wednesday, Nov 5 2014, 12:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright has described his recent success on Strictly Come Dancing as "humbling".

Last weekend, Mark wowed the judges once again with a Halloween-themed Jive, and scored an impressive 35 points.

Strictly Come Dancing - Mark Wright on the live shows.

© BBC/Guy Levy

Mark and Karen perform Jive for Halloween-themed show last week.

Mark and dance partner Karen Hauer ended up in second place on the leaderboard, trailing close behind Frankie Sandford and Kevin Clifton, who earned 37 points.

The week before, Mark and Karen came in third place with 33 points after performing a saucy Samba, with judge Darcey Bussell saying that Mark's "hips know how to party".

Taking to Twitter last night, Mark told his followers: "In the Top 3 two weeks running on Strictly is so humbling. Job's not done yet - I have to kick on and keep going. Bring on the Waltz #week7."

It seems Mark's newfound confidence is a hit with the judges and viewers alike. Not only is Mark being called the dark horse of the competition, but head judge Len Goodman even said that the former TOWIE star "puts the sex into Essex"!

Mark's turning point in the competition comes after ending up in the bottom two alongside Bargain Hunt expert Tim Wonnacott two weeks ago.

After both celebs received the lowest amount of public votes, Mark and Tim had to fight for survival in a dance-off, with the judges unanimously voting to save Mark.

Strictly Come Dancing - Mark Wright on the live shows.

© BBC/Guy Levy

Mark scored 33 points for his Samba.

Before Mark started dancing on the show, he was asked how far he wanted to get in the competition, and he said: "Genuinely, if I don't go out in the first three I'll be ecstatic!"

Seeing as he's now approaching his seventh week, it looks like Mark has gone well beyond his expectations!

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 8 November 8 at 6.30pm. The results show airs Sunday 9 November at 7.45pm.

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Watch Mark's Samba below: