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Strictly fans praise first same-sex dance routine

Strictly fans praise first same-sex dance routine


BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing finally hosted a same-sex dance routine for the first time.

The dance number was performed by the show’s professionals, a change from the mixed-sex status quo.

Speculation was high after it was announced the show would host a same-sex dance routine.

The glitzy dance number was a big hit with fans, a number whom voiced thier support on Twitter.

Many are now hoping this will open the door for celebrity contestants in same-sex pairings with their pro-dance partners.


The segment opened the results show, which saw professionals AJ Pritchard and Gorka Marquez dancing with each other.

The cameras then cut to a wide-shot to reveal that a number of the dancers had switched partners.

This included Neil Jones and Kevin Clifton performing together, Katya Jones and Nadiya Bychkova, and Aljaz Škorjanec and Pasha Kovolev also dancing in pairs, the Metro reported.

Still waiting

Speculation has been growing for several months over whether the BBC One hit show would introduce same-sex pairings.

Contestants, judges, and professional dancers have voiced their support for the prospect of the show having same-sex dance couples.

However, the BBC has maintained that it does not have any plans to introduce same-sex pairings into the shows line up for the foreseeable future.

This has led to some to point out that the best way for the show to evolve is to allow same-sex dacer couples, and show a sign of solidarity to the LGBTI community.

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