Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani’s well-known Pulp Fiction Jive from 2015 (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing followers have expressed their pleasure after Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani’s well-known Jive from the thirteenth sequence was topped essentially the most memorable dance within the present’s historical past.
This yr, in mild of the coronavirus pandemic, a contest couldn’t happen for the Strictly Christmas particular, as is often custom.
As an alternative, the Strictly judges, presenters, skilled dancers and previous contestants took a glance again on the 25 most memorable dances from the programme, a listing that was compiled following a public vote.
After watching unforgettable routines from the likes of Britain’s Acquired Expertise choose Alesha Dixon, X-Issue winner Alexandra Burke and the late Caroline Flack, Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly lastly revealed which dance had clinched the highest spot.
The winner, it turned out, was Jay and Aliona’s Pulp Fiction-themed Jive from 2015, which they carried out for Film Week in week three.
A number of individuals watching the festive particular have been ecstatic over the ultimate end result, which noticed The Wanted singer Jay gown up like John Travolta from the Quentin Tarantino basic.
‘Jay and Aliona’s Jive completely deserves the highest cease on the #Strictly countdown. I’ve by no means forgotten it. It was the perfect dance ever!’ one fan wrote.
‘Jay and Aliona’s Pulp Fiction Jive at primary… the place it needs to be,’ one other remarked.
Quite a few viewers additionally shared their shock over the very fact the routine obtained three nines and a ten from the 4 judges, versus an ideal rating.
‘Wait – Jay McGuiness’ Jive solely scored 37? Scandalous,’ a Twitter person wrote.
Whereas talking on the festive particular, Jay mentioned that he couldn’t ‘consider’ his dance was named primary on the countdown.
‘I can’t consider that we’re primary. I’m so joyful. Oh my god, it’s simply wonderful,’ the previous Strictly winner mentioned.
The previous Strictly winner recalled feeling a ‘enormous flood of reduction’ when the routine ended, whereas additionally feeling ‘overwhelmed’ by the response.
‘Having our dance as primary is the perfect Christmas current, so thanks, thanks very a lot,’ he acknowledged.
The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas particular is offered to observe on BBC iPlayer.