Ricki Lake reclaimed top spot on the 'Dancing With The Stars' leaderboard alongside Rob Kardashian last night (14.11.11).

The chat show host is now favourite to win the show after earning a perfect score of 30 out of 30 from the programme's judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli for her Samba routine with professional partner Derek Hough.

The 43-year-old star has put herself in a good position leading up to next week's final after earning 29 points for her second dance, a tango, with Len and Bruno awarding her top marks, and Carrie giving her nine out of 10.

She earned a total score of 67 for the weekend after gaining eight extra marks for their Cha Cha Relay performance, which put her joint top of the leaderboard with socialite Rob.

The reality TV star and his professional partner Cheryl Burke also managed to gain 67 points after scores of 27 and 28 for their initial performances followed by 10 points for the Cha Cha Relay - and Len was full of praise for Rob's Argentine tango.

He said: "You started as a goofy outsider, now you're looking like a leading man."