“Here we go! Good luck, @arobertwebb!” he posted ahead of his comedy partner’s performance.
After Webb’s dance was finished, Mitchell posted: “Well I thought that was f***ing splendid!”
But it wasn’t only Webb’s performance he was into, he appears to be a big fan of the dancing competition in general, having tweeted this post earlier in the night: “With the ones where they’re sort of formally dancing about holding onto each other like at a tea dance, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to predict what the judges will say.
“If it seems a bit bland, they often go nuts for it, and if it’s a bit romantic or moving, they complain about the ankles.”
Mitchell’s followers were delighted with the tweets, with one person commenting: “Honestly this tweet make me want you to become a new presenter of Strictly.”
“This is so similar to my husband’s commentary on Strictly, that I had to double-check this tweet wasn’t for him,” added another.
“I’m very much enjoying your live Strictly tweeting,” said a third.
David Mitchell, who absolutely detests music and particularly dancing, cheering on Robert Webb in strictly is what friendship is all about…
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) October 2, 2021
David Mitchell tweeting about Strictly is what I need on a Saturday night
— Nicola Musgrove (@NicolaMusgrove1) October 2, 2021
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday nights on BBC One.
Read the full list of contestants here.