Strictly Come Dancing left viewers in tears during last night’s results show, with the professional dancers performing a moving tribute in honour of Remembrance Sunday.
The professionals opened the show with a dance to a slowed-down version of The Proclaimers’ classic song ‘I’m Gonna Be’, choreographed by Christopher Scott and sung by the RAF Spitfires Choir.
The pros danced as couples during wartime, with poppies also being used to decorate treadmills that depicted soldiers marching, and viewers were full of praise for the emotional routine – including TV star Nick Knowles, who tweeted: “What a really beautiful Remembrance Day tribute dance on @bbcstrictly – didn’t think it possible to do something so heartfelt in dance.”
Other fans agreed, sharing on Twitter:
Thought Strictly’s use of the Proclaimers for the Remembrance Sunday tribute was inspired, and beautiful. #500Miles
— John Mellis (@MrJohnMellis) November 12, 2017
That #Strictly Remembrance Sunday routine was my all time favourite dance they've ever done ❤ beautiful
— Emma (@CuteCheeksSmith) November 13, 2017
Just watched last night's opening professional routine in the #Strictly results show. How emotional was that? Beautiful routine and tribute for Remembrance Sunday.
— James Donnelly (@Jayke1981) November 13, 2017
The Strictly Remembrance Sunday dance was something else #Strictly2017
— niamh (@niamhyleaf) November 12, 2017
— Shelley H (@MadPhotograpySH) November 12, 2017
The professional dancers on #Strictly have done themselves proud- their Remembrance routine was so moving
— Kerry McCarthy (@thekerrymc) November 12, 2017
Last night’s Strictly also saw Ruth Langsford become the seventh celebrity to leave the BBC One dance show after she landed in the dance off against Jonnie Peacock.
The TV star bowed out of the competition just one week before the contestants head to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Ruth and Anton danced their Foxtrot to ‘Mack The Knife’ whilst Jonnie and Oti performed their own version of the same dance to Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’, with all four judges opting to save Jonnie.