I received this question on the Feedback page this morning …
On week 3 series 13 (last night) Jay and Aliona got 37. What is the highest ever score for week 3?
I can confirm that Jay & Aliona's score is actually the highest score we've ever had for week 3 in all thirteen series of Strictly so far.
It's not, however, the highest score for a jive, which Jill Halfpenny & Darren Bennett still holds, with the perfect 40 for her performance from way back in the final of series 2.
It's also not the highest score for a male celebrity jive, as Scott Maslen & Natalie scored 39 for his jive but not until week 7 of series 8.
Only four female celebrities and three male celebrities have scored 10s for a jive, and these are:
|Jill & Darren||I'm Still Standing||Series 2, Week 8||10||10||-||10||-||10||40|
|Louisa & Vincent||Smiley Faces||Series 4, Week 3||8||9||-||9||-||10||36|
|Gethin & Camilla||Knock On Wood||Series 5, Week 10||9||9||-||9||-||10||37|
|Scott & Natalie||Hit The Road Jack||Series 8, Week 7||9||-||-||10||10||10||39|
|Chelsee & Pasha||I'm A Believer||Series 9, Week 10||9||-||-||10||10||10||39|
|Chelsee & Pasha||I'm A Believer||Series 9, Week 12||9||-||-||10||10||10||39|
|Denise & James||Tutti Frutti||Series 10, Week 12||9||-||10||10||-||10||39|
|Caroline & Pasha||Crocodile Rock||Series 12, Week 8||9||-||9||9||-||10||37|
|Jay & Aliona||Misirlou/You Can Never Tell||Series 13, Week 3||9||-||9||9||-||10||37|
The first 10s we've seen in the past have also come in week 3, so Jay & Aliona join the list of earliest 10s in a series with Louisa Lytton & Vincent Simone who scored a 10 from Bruno for their jive in the third week of series 4, and Frankie Bridge & Kevin who received a 10 from guest judge Donny Osmond in the third week of series 12 for their West Side Story inspired paso doble, which was joking said not to count as it was a "Donny 10" and not from the normal judging panel.
Hope that satisfies all you stat fans out there!