Strictly Come Dancing viewers were moved to tears after a ‘beautiful’ Remembrance performance by the professionals on Sunday night’s results show.
Kai Widdrington and Lauren Oakley took to the floor for a stunning slow dance to Heaven Is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle.
And fans lauded the production which saw them supported by their fellow pros as they took to the dance floor.
One said: ‘What an extraordinary opening to start tonight’s results show to mark Remembrance Sunday. #Strictly.’
Another said: ‘The beautiful pro’s paying tribute on Remembrance Sunday for Week 8 results show. Lest we forget.’
A third said: ‘How stunningly moving was that Remembrance Day performance by the pros tho. #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing.’
Someone else wrote: ‘How heartwarming and moving was this opening number, for Remembrance weekend. Professional Dancers I salute you. #strictly #StrictlyComingDancing.’
A fifth said: ‘Wow, another beautiful dance for remembrance Sunday from the strictly pros. A beautiful story told as well. Well done, everyone involved.’
Another viewer gushed: ‘#Strictly Beautiful dance by the Professionals for Remembrance Sunday. @laurenmayoakley & @Kaiwidd were amazing.’
It came just before Krishnan Guru-Murthy was the seventh celebrity to be eliminated from the show following the dreaded dance off.
The newsreader who danced a Samba on Saturday, left the show alongside professional partner Lauren after landing at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Krishnan faced TV presenter Angela Rippon in the tense dance off as both stars tried to impress the judges one final time.
Despite three votes to Angela and Kai meant they had won the majority vote and would be staying in the competition regardless, head judge Shirley Ballas said she would have decided to save Krishnan and Lauren.
Craig said: ‘Well Krishnan you really upped your game in that dance off, it was magnificent. Angela you nearly lost your supporting leg darling in the kick but you saved it, miraculously.
‘But the couple that I would like to save and go through to Blackpool is Angela and Kai.’
While Motsi, who also saved Angela and Kai, admitted she struggled with her decision as she said: ‘To be honest I’ve never been so undecided in my decision, I’ve been going back and forth, back and forth, in the end I’ve decided for fundamentals and technical level so I will be saving Angela and Kai.’
Anton Du Beke chose to save Angela and Kai too explaining: ‘Well also I thought both couples danced very well – it was a super dance off, if there is such a thing.
‘But just for the cleaner technique really, and the more recognisable fundamentals, I’m going to save Angela and Kai.’
Despite her vote not being counted Shirley Ballas said: ‘Well I picked the person that I felt was more grounded on their feet without any technical errors and I would have saved Krishnan & Lauren.’
Speaking about his time on the show Krishnan gushed: ‘Look this has been the most incredible experience.
‘I said it has been life changing and it genuinely has. I am incredibly grateful to the entire production team, judges, my incredible Strictly family up there.
‘It’s right I am going out this week and I have got to get back to life. The thing that has made Strictly really special is Lauren.
‘She is most incredible teacher, partner, friend. She is the real Strictly star and I am so delighted I am the first partnership you have had.
‘She is going to go a long way and I am very proud of her.’
The remaining seven couples will take to the dance floor next week when the Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool Special returns to the Tower Ballroom.
Watch Strictly next on Saturday November 18 at 6:40pm, with the results show on Sunday November 19 at 7:20pm on BBC One.
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