That Jive and That 10 ...

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:

CoupleSongSeriesCraigArleneDarceyLenAleshaBrunoTotal
Jill & DarrenI'm Still StandingSeries 2, Week 81010-10-1040
Louisa & VincentSmiley FacesSeries 4, Week 389-9-1036
Gethin & CamillaKnock On WoodSeries 5, Week 1099-9-1037
Scott & NatalieHit The Road JackSeries 8, Week 79--10101039
Chelsee & PashaI'm A BelieverSeries 9, Week 109--10101039
Chelsee & PashaI'm A BelieverSeries 9, Week 129--10101039
Denise & JamesTutti FruttiSeries 10, Week 129-1010-1039
Caroline & PashaCrocodile RockSeries 12, Week 89-99-1037
Jay & AlionaMisirlou/You Can Never TellSeries 13, Week 39-99-1037

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!