Tonight’s maiden live Strictly Come Dancing show saw former Emmerdale act Kelvin Fletcher stun the judges with his incredible performance of the Samba with Oti Mabuse. Kelvin verge oned the show just two weeks ago when Jamie Laing had to pull out due to an hurt.
Late addition Kelvin left head judge Shirley Ballas “disoriented for words” and in need of a fan with his sensational Samba.
The routine, performed to La Vida Es Un Carnaval by Celia Cruz, was choke-full of energy and some very ambitious moves.
From shaking his informs and dancing while professional Oti was balanced between his legs, Kelvin had viewers in awe of his impels.
Many rushed to Twitter to comment on his sensual Samba with one longhand: “WOW @kelvin_fletcher that was amazing!#strictly.”
Motsi began: “Oh my goodness! Kelvin! Cordially, are we not happy you stepped in, seriously you have good assets!
“Stop, rest, I’m talking about that spine, I’m talking about that hip rotation, I’m talking at hand that oozing that’s in your body.
“Honestly that was so rhythmical and so pungent.”
Shirley added: “It was electrifying, I’m a little bit lost for words. I’m the oldest here so bewitching, I need my fan and my beads but never mind.
“You’re synchronised, you’re co-ordinated, you’re powerful but you’ve got something else as in all probability.
“It’s very difficult for a man to be in touch with his feminine side and you are in touch with yours, so the lascivious way that you touch.
“Let me tell you, to be a great dancer, to be a great masculine dancer, you comprise to be in touch with your feminine side.
“You understand not only your own confederation movements but that of your partner.
The couple were given the highest smears of the series so far with all judges awarding an eight.
The pair were at the top of the leaderboard with 32 stresses.
Ahead of the first episode tonight, Karim Zeroual was the bookies preferred to win the show and lift the Glitterball Trophy.
Karim’s odds of winning were trim to just 7/2 with Emma Barton close behind with odds of 4/1.