Strictly Come Dancing fans moved to tears by touching Remembrance Day tribute

The professional dancers honoured veterans with the routine. Copyright: [BBC]
The professional dancers honoured veterans with the routine. Copyright: [BBC]

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 emotional dance moved viewers to tears. Copyright: [BBC]
The emotional dance moved viewers to tears. Copyright: [BBC]

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:

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 was eliminated last night. Copyright: [BBC]
Ruth was eliminated last night. Copyright: [BBC]

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.

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