Artem winning the Botafogo challenge, and world record, not only was he the fastest of the professionals he was also one of the most accurate.
Michael Vaughan in Halloween week of the 2012 series. In the first three weeks his highlight had been a mediocre waltz in week 1, which he had then followed with the lowest-scoring jive ever and a cha-cha-cha that landed him in the dance-off, where he was saved by just one vote. Expectations were low as he started his quickstep... which earned a standing ovation from the audience, a round of applause from Craig and a score of 31, putting him joint second on the leaderboard.
St Jill of Halfpenny'sholy Jive, blessed be its name. It seems low-key by modern standards, but it was the first dance to score a perfect 40 on the show and completely blew away the rest of the competition. It's often regarded by long-term fans as Strictly's Growing the Beard moment, showing just how good the dancing could get and turning the show from a novelty charity event into a TV institution.
On Series 14, Danny Mac & Oti Mabuse had already proven to be quite the frontrunning team ever since the first week of competition, but their Samba to "Magalenha" on Week 10 was such a showstopper it ended up being the first Samba in Strictly history to earn a perfect 40 from the judges. Even more amazing was the fact that they were the first couple to perform that night.
Debbie McGee's tango to I Gotta Feeling that gets a ten from each of the judges and a bow at her feet from Craig (who has never, ever, ever done anything like it before. Ever.)
Darcy terrifies Craig so much that he changes his score. After giving Jeremy Vine a two in the Christmas Special of 2017, Darcy launches to her feet in absolute fury and shrieks so loudly that Craig is so taken aback that he has to change his score.