The 58-year-old contestant had performed a Quickstep to Freedom by Pharrell Williams with his Strictly Come Dancing partner Amy Dowden.
Unfortunately for Danny, the actor had started off on the wrong foot and wasn’t able to recover during the performance.
The mistake drew low scores from Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Shirley Ballas.
However, Bruno Tonioli gave the star a seven, leaving viewers at home in shock.
Fans of the show criticised Bruno for awarding such a high mark considering the huge mistake made.
One viewer tweeted: “How can Bruno give Danny seven when the dance was full of mistakes? #strictly.”
“Raging at @bbcstrictly. Danny messed up completely and still scored a seven from Bruno. #Fix #strictly,” claimed another.
A third fumed: “A seven for a performance he f**ked the whole way round? Shut up Bruno. #strictly.”
“Bruno has lost the plot – that was never a 7 #strictly,” raged another.
A fifth slammed the judge, saying: “#Strictly Balance it mistakes and out of sync, can’t justify a 7 Bruno, ridiculous.”
It comes after Kate Silverton was a dealt cruel blow just hours before tonight’s show.
Strictly Come Dancing star Kate looks set to leave the competition during tomorrow night’s results show with her dance partner Aljaž Škorjanec, according to bookmakers.
Seann Walsh was given the boot last week and now Dr Ranj Singh seems the most likely to face Kate in the dreaded dance off.
Kate’s only comfort will be to know that Dr Ranj is the favourite to leave, just a few places ahead of her.
Dr Ranj is the most popular choice across all of the bookmaker’s TV betting.
The presenter was quoted at 7/4 earlier this week, but sustained support for the 39-year-old to be given his marching orders has seen his odds slashed to 6/5.
Kate could also face cricketeer Graeme Swann in the dance off.
Although a large gap between Dr Ranj, Graeme is currently placed at 7/2 for this week’s exit.
Kate needs to have won over viewers with her performance to make sure her odds of 4/1 for elimination don’t shorten further.
Betway’s Alan Alger told Express.co.uk: “At odds of 6/5, and with his nearest rival at 7/2, the writing looks to be on the wall for Dr Ranj Singh this week.
“Last week’s Jive was a bit of a disaster and it’s going to take a much-improved Samba to convince the judges that he deserves his place in the final nine.”