The celebrity dancing competition was a roaring success last night.
The BBC One series has been on our TVs for 16 years, but 2020 has finally been the year that the first 'Strictly' same-sex coupling has been done.
Last night, Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams performed a Quickstep to 'Get Happy' by Ella Fitzgerald. Her partner was professional dancer Katya Jones. And the audience (online) loved it.
After their performance, head judge Shirley Ballas hailed Katya a "genius", saying "this is a partnership I'm really going to enjoy watching. Well done!"
Sadly in the world we live in, there are bound to be some complaints sent to the UK's communications regulator Ofcom - but we're going to celebrate the praise that this same-sex coupling received online only. If you're looking for snide remarks and complaints, you can look elsewhere.
Here are just some of the glowing comments made by viewers of the 'Strictly' same-sex pairing on last night's show.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 24, 2020
— shane reaction ☘️ (@shane_reaction_) October 24, 2020
— TardisMonkey (@tardis_monkey) October 24, 2020
— Ray Morgan (@raymorganwrites) October 24, 2020
— The Phase (@wearethephase) October 24, 2020
— caitlin (@CaitlinDuffff) October 24, 2020
A black, gay, neurodiverse, domestic abuse survivor DOUBLE OLYMPIC BOXING CHAMPION just danced with another woman on #Strictly and it made me cry happy tears. Nicola Adams is amazing 👏 ♥
— EmmaChampion (@EmmaisaChampion) October 24, 2020
This is a huge moment for me and my little family. My son is only 3, he was born with loving mothers, never known any different, and now, he can see his type of family represented on the biggest show in the UK.
Thank you #Strictly@NicolaAdamsOBE and @Mrs_katjones pic.twitter.com/NmdAi1YcI4
— Multistar 🌈 (@multistar) October 24, 2020
— Sally Brooks 🧜🏻♀️ (@sallyxbrooks) October 24, 2020
It didn’t really hit me until I watched it.
But I kept thinking of myself as a kid and how it would have felt watching strictly and seeing a same sex couple dancing.
I would have felt good.
— nate (@OD_N8) October 24, 2020
Complain to Ofcom homophobic bigots, I dare ya 🥰 x
— Alex Milsom (@alexmilsom) October 24, 2020
— Kelly (@inchhigh971) October 24, 2020
— Jami-eek! 👻 (@okayjamie) October 24, 2020
'Strictly Come Dancing' didn't see any couples depart the show, so tune in to BBC One next Saturday night for the first elimination of the series. Bill Bailey, Max George and many other celebrities will be back at the same time next week.