Strictlys BBC anniversary tribute dance branded perfection as pros takeover 14 shows

Strictly Come Dancing viewers were treated to a very special performance at the start of Saturday 22 October evening’s show, as the cast of talented professional dancers took to the floor to perform a routine inspired entirely by the BBC.

As part of a themed episode celebrating the broadcaster’s 100th anniversary, the Strictly pros kicked things off in style as they performed a routine set to Bring Me Sunshine made famous by comedy greats Morecambe and Wise.

During the performance, the dancers sashayed and grooved their way throughout the sets of many of our most beloved BBC shows, which included Eastenders, Masterchef, Top Gear and even University Challenge.

Dancing through 14 sets in total, 35 BBC stars also joined the performance, including Huw Edwards, Naga Munchetty and Graham Norton.

Fans at home were loving the performance, with one fan even branding it "perfection."

"That BBC dance was perfection," they gushed shortly after it concluded.

A second fan also echoed the sentiment as they added: "Brilliant start to @bbcstrictly – reminder how good the BBC is!"

“That was amazing! Great to see so many shows included!” agreed another.

Yet the nostalgia didn’t just stop there, as the celebrity couples competing in the show were also revealed to be performing to theme tunes from some of the network’s most beloved shows over the years, including themes from Line of Duty, Blue Peter and even BBC Sport Grandstand.

The decision to honour the BBC in such a unique way was teased earlier this month, when a statement from the broadcaster said: "For the first time ever, our couples will perform to either an iconic BBC theme tune or dance in tribute to one of the BBC’s most loved services. It promises to be an unforgettable night of celebration and dance.”

Although the music may be a little more unorthodox than usual, the dances many viewers know and love were still the staple focus of the evening, with the constants performing everything from a Quickstep to a Paso Doble as they hope to win over the public’s approval and avoid facing the dreaded dance-off.

Last week, viewers at home waved goodbye to Matt Goss and his partner Nadia Bychkova, when he became the third celebrity to be eliminated following a close run dance-off with Kym Marsh and partner Graziano di Prima.

For the first time this series, the judges unanimously voted to save one couple, in this case, Kym and Graziano after they performed a technically superior and better executed dance all around.

Matt was the third star to be eliminated from the competition, following the loss of Kaye Adams and Richie Anderson in weeks two and three respectively.


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