Sam Hayes scores DWTS' first 10s from the judges

Newshub Live at 6pm presenter Sam Hayes showed off her powerful side last week and this week, it was back to elegance - a move scoring her the first 10s of the competition.

Clad in a sparkly gold bodysuit with wisps of pale pink fabric drifting off it, Hayes performed a contemporary dance with partner Aaron Gilmore on Sunday.

To Maroon 5's 'Cold', the pair traversed the dancefloor with a number of intimate lifts and tricky manoeuvres.

Hayes scored 9, 10 and 10 - the first perfect scores of the competition - to earn her a phenomenal 29 points in total.

That saw her earn enough points to claim first place outright, after last week's Paso Doble earned her a tie for the top spot.

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DWTS NZ airs Sundays 7pm and Mondays 7.30pm on Three, and all episodes can be viewed again on ThreeNow.

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