The duo’s tango on Saturday night was filled with sapphic drama and we can’t wait to see more


In their debut performance of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, comedian Jayde Adams and her professional dance partner Karen Hauer wowed audiences to the sounds of Christina Aguilera’s Dirty. But with this season’s first results show occurring on Sunday (2 October), the pressure was on for all the couples to impress the judges and viewers on Saturday night’s live show (1 October). 

And my oh my, Jayde and Karen aka Team #LetsGoGirls did just that. The couple danced a Tango to Adele’s Rumour Has It, which was wonderfully fitting for Jayde who used to be an Adele drag act. The comedian wrote on Instagram: “Strictly, Adele, Tango. It’s the Jayde Adams holy Trinity. Watch out for the plague of locus’ tomorrow.” 

In their tango, Jayde and Karen play lovers wrapped up in an intense affair, and it served up plenty of sapphic drama. The duo depicted a turbulent relationship through dance which resulted in Karen’s character walking away from Jayde’s with a dramatic stride. 

Jayde and Karen’s received a 10 from me watching at home and a total score of 26 from the judges. And the couple have safely made it through to next week, which is movie week, and their film will be Flashdance, which starred The L Word’s Jennifer Beals. 

Team DIVA were already big fans of this partnership from day one, but Saturday’s performance really blew us all away and Jayde and Karen have certainly danced their way into our hearts. 

#ICYMI: Other LGBTQIA highlights from last week at DIVA HQ 

The #SaveGentlemanJack campaign is going strong 

The Gentleman Jack fandom is so dedicated and committed to saving this life saving show. We recently saw the crowdfunded Anne Lister and Gentleman Jack billboards in Times Square which went on display to mark the 182nd anniversary of Anne’s death and to bring awareness to the #SaveGentlemanJack campaign. 

Are you ready for Sydney WorldPride 2023? 

There’s lots to look forward to at the upcoming Sydney WorldPride (SWP). But last week it was announced that the princess of pop and queen of the disco, Kylie Minogue has been confirmed as headliner for the opening concert. 

The DIVA Sex Survey is here

We’re researching the sex lives of LGBTQIA women and non-binary people and we’d love to hear from you. Want to have your say? Well you can fill in our survey here, which will remain open until 19 October. 

Eastenders fans swooned over new #Sukeve storyline 

Attention, Eastenders superfans! Hardcore #Sukeve stans are freaking out over the chemistry in an episode last week between Heather Peace and Balvinder Sopal, who play Eve and Suki respectively. 

Have you tuned in for the latest serving of #QueersForYourEars

In last week’s special podDIVA episode, listeners got to hear more from our editor-in-chief’s intimate conversation with our phenomenal October cover star, Emeli Sandé. If you haven’t listened to it yet, don’t miss out, it’s great listening. 


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