Wednesday 7 December 2016

Seven things we learned from last night's Strictly Come Dancing... including Daniel O'Donnell's flared trousers

Holly Shortall

Published 06/09/2015 | 11:04

Daniel O'Donnell is was teamed up with Kristina Rihanoff
Daniel O'Donnell is was teamed up with Kristina Rihanoff
Peter Andre is competing in this year's Strictly Come Dancing
Jay McGuinness

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing started with a bang last night...

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We’re very excited about Kristina and Daniel O’Donnell

For the first episode of the new series the celebrities were paired with the professional dancer they’ll be working very closely with over the next few weeks. Daniel, who was teamed up with Kristina Rihanoff, brought all of the moves to the group performance, flinging Kristina around the dancefloor like a ragdoll. He was also the only male contestant to wear flared trousers tonight and for that reason alone he is already our winner.

There Will Be Fireworks!

It’s no secret that Strictly has had its fair share of relationships over the years. Skimpy outfits, passionate music, and one-on-one dance lessons can only ever equal fireworks. One pairing that caught the viewer’s eyes tonight was boxer Anthony Ogogo and dancing newbie, Oti Mabuse. Many viewers commented on how ‘perfect’ they looked together and Anthony even referred to Oti as ‘my girl’ in a tweet after the show. Swoon.

Jay McGuiness Has the Best Hair Ever

Peter Andre is competing in this year's Strictly Come Dancing
Peter Andre is competing in this year's Strictly Come Dancing
Daniel O'Donnell is was teamed up with Kristina Rihanoff
Jay McGuinness

Ex-boybander Jay enjoyed massive success across the world as one fourth of hugely popular act The Wanted. Since their split in 2014, fans have been wondering what the guys have been up to. Jay’s absence from the spotlight was almost immediately explained as soon as he appeared on stage, as he was sporting what can only be described as one of the most luscious heads of hair we’ve ever laid eyes on. He’s obviously just been busy growing and maintaining his curly locks for the last year!

Tess and Claudia Are a Dream Team

Many a tear was shed when veteran entertainer Bruce Forsyth ended his nine year run as Tess’ co-presenter on the glittery show. With big shoes to fill, Claudia had her work cut out. The pairing has been a big success, due in most parts to their natural chemistry - they are BFFs in real life. So successful in fact that many viewers have been tweeting that Claudia presenting skills stole the show tonight.

Peter Andre is Actually Kind of Hot

He may have a career spanning two decades, but Peter Andre is more of a fine thing to today than he was way back when his classic tune ‘Mysterious Girl’ was released almost twenty years ago. Newly married to medicine student Emily, we are expecting big things from Mr Andre. He has a huge following and his fans that were out in force tonight. With most of them commenting on his snake-like hips we’re officially declaring him one to watch.

Our Celebrity Knowledge is Not as Good as We Thought

We had to think pretty hard as to who half of the contestants were, as they were introduced to the audience one-by-one. ‘Bigger’ names include Peter Andrew, Ainsley Harriet and Kirsty Gallagher, but the rest will have more than likely been referred to as ‘your one of off Corrie/Eastenders/The Weather in homes across the UK and Ireland tonight. While many viewers may have been left scratching their heads tonight, we’re pretty excited to get to know them all each week.

Ainsley Harriott Looks Amazing in Sequins

The famous chef – who may we add looks incredible for 58 – was teamed with the stunning Natalie Lowe in tonights episode, and were both clearly ecstatic with their other-halves. While the rest of the men chose to wear crystal-encrusted shirts, Ainsley challenged every fashion rule in a floral shirt paired with a sequined-collared waistcoat that he pulled off with aplomb.

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