Channel 4's Flirty Dancing returned for its new series tonight (November 8) and viewers were certainly happy to see it come back.
Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Banjo acts as the show's matchmaker and choreographer who brings singletons together by teaching them a dancing routine separately. The couple then dance their routine the first time they go on a date.
In Friday's episode, Ashley introduced two pairs of singletons – 23-year-old music fan Kerry got coupled up with 26-year-old musician and cheerleading coach Jordan. Next, care advisor Nife got paired with fashion retail assistant Shaun.
After getting to know Kerry and Jordan a bit more, Ashley created a dance that combined their creative personalities, while adding an epic spin that Ashley said would help Jordan sweep Kerry off her feet.
And honestly, it wasn't just Kerry who was swept off her feet. Viewers watching at home were, too. Everyone was in love with the couple's sweet chemistry:
@Flirty_dancing OMG I love this program. I can’t believe how uplifted your program makes me feel. The magic of the first connection, smiles!!!— Len (@Watsonla) November 8, 2019
Wow!!! Jordan and Kerry!!! Absolutely smashed it. Kerry's smile is so infectious, such a beautiful leading lady. I cant stop smiling!!#FlirtyDancing @AshleyBanjo is so polite!! #ohgosh ❤ pic.twitter.com/uOZwPHU820— Helen B (@HelenLB01) November 8, 2019
#flirtydancing I am in pieces after watching the first couple dance. This is brilliant.— Sarah Knight (@AbuDhabiSaz) November 8, 2019
#FlirtyDancing that was such a beautiful dance by Kerry & Jordan. I think the smiles on their faces said it all. Beautiful. 💃🏼🕺🏼💗— K A Y 💗 (@Koalastoney) November 8, 2019
I just got goosebumps watching #flirtydancing They're so made for each other.— Juju (@Jingyd33) November 8, 2019
Next were Shaun and Nife who danced on a rooftop on their first date. Ashley said that the key with this couple was for both contestants to show their romantic and vulnerable side in order to make a connection.
And did they connect? Aw, they did, for sure. There were some incredible moves from both of them, a heartwarming hug, and a pretty great lift as well.
Fans praised Shaun and Nife's dance as "hot" and "electric". Sparks were flying everywhere:
NAaAaaaaaAAAAAAWwWww im screaming hahahahahha omg omg i ship Nife and Shaun so badly rn im howling for them #flirtydancing— Romana (@romana_speaks) November 8, 2019
Ok so the second couple are properly lovely #flirtydancing— Alexandra Fox (@LexieFoxy) November 8, 2019
#flirtydancing second couple were electric dancers. I sooo hope it works out for them. 🤞— Sarah Knight (@AbuDhabiSaz) November 8, 2019
Each couple were then given a date and time to meet for again and it was up to each contestant to decide if they wanted to turn up.
It was a success for both couples as Kerry turned up to meet Jordan at the beach, while Shaun met with Nife at the pub.
Overall, viewers praised the return of the series and applauded it for being "uplifting" and "heartwarming":
#flirtydancing honestly one of my favourite shows!! The couples are always so cute and @AshleyBanjo is the best at reading them. Waiting for my mate to get home from Tesco’s so I can text her about it without spoiling :))— Caitlin (@Caitlin_Lucia) November 8, 2019
I really, really love Flirty Dancing. Just perfect, heartwarming viewing ❤️ #FlirtyDancing— Megan Davies (@Megannndavies) November 8, 2019
The episode's end brought the lovely news that the two couples have gone on more dates, with both of the pairs enjoying their time together.
Flirty Dancing airs on Channel 4.
Digital Spy is launching a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.
You Might Also Like