In their video, Peta and James noted that they had been on a date before, and had a very awkward first interaction when they realized they were partnered up. James said he'd take Peta on a date again in the future, but for now they are focused on the dancing.
In their dance they have chemistry. James is a little stiff, but he moves decently well. Also, he is very easy on the eyes. That will help with the votes.
Bruno said he could see the effort, but he needs things to be more relaxed and precise in the future. Carrie Ann said she has a "big time crush" on James, and he has natural elegance, though he lost it in parts. Len said James did a good job, and "attempted" to get the footwork right. But he needs to work on his frame.