The BBC One dancing competitors made historical past final evening when it featured the first absolutely same-sex routine between Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima, and Shirley has revealed she received ‘very emotional’ watching the 2, who she hailed as ‘wonderful human beings’.
As the Strictly choose appeared on this morning’s version of Lorraine alongside accomplice Danny Taylor, host Lorraine Kelly stated: ‘I loved that we had the same-sex dance, what I will love even more is that we don’t even focus on it as a result of it’s simply regular, it’s simply a part of it.’
‘Well Johannes and Graziano are two of the most wonderful human beings to start with,’ Shirley replied. ‘And then to see them dance collectively and to transfer their our bodies to music in such a joyful, expressive method, truly introduced tears to my eyes.
‘I got very emotional when I watch these two boys. And I know them personally, [they are] beautifully raised young men.’
Shirley additionally responded to the backlash the present has obtained from viewers after a string of controversial eliminations, with the newest seeing style mannequin and socialite Emma Weymouth and accomplice Aljaz Skorjanec booted from the competitors.
‘Everybody loves Strictly, of course we do, there’s a tiny minority of people that simply take it slightly bit too critically,’ Lorraine stated to her. ‘And you’ve been getting a variety of threats which is ridiculous.’
‘Well I suppose the real thing is not to read it [threats],’ she replied. ‘I do have a lovely following on Twitter, I do have some really great support, and then I have people who perhaps just don’t perceive that any person has to go house.’
She later acknowledged that it was ‘remarkable’ that the general public saved EastEnders star Emma Barton and accomplice Anton du Beke, who got here backside of the chief board, however the judges may have to decide based mostly on who results in the underside two regardless.
‘What was exceptional this week was Anton, he was on the backside of the chief board, and the nation saved him, and I believed that was completely marvellous, to present the facility of the vote.
‘So you can save anybody you want to, but if you put them in the bottom two, I have to send, and my fellow colleagues, we have to send somebody home.’
Lorraine continues tomorrow at 8:30am on ITV.
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