Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer’s Flashdance routine was a glorious celebration of body positivity
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY BBC/GUY LEVY
Every year superfans of Strictly Come Dancing look forward to the show’s movie week. Ever since it was announced that Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer would be doing the cha cha cha to Flashdance’s What A Feeling, I had been eager to see what team #LetsGoGirls were going to bring to the dancefloor, and my oh my, they exceeded my already high expectations.
In the footage from the training room, we saw Jayde share that: “This week for me is all about showing that dancers come in all different shapes and sizes. You don’t have to look a certain way to make people feel happy.”
And she certainly did just that. Both Jayde and Karen were smiling the entire time and looked stunning in their sparkly leotards. It was a joyful dance full of body positivity. There was no better way to bring movie week to an end. I can’t wait to see what the couple bring to next week’s show.
As a fat little queer girl who always wanted to be a dancer, watching @jaydeadams on #StrictlyComeDancing tonight was everything I ever wanted to see growing up. When I dance I feel happy and I’m full of life, and I think Jayde is too. Thank you Jayde, thank you for everything.— Scare-a Sparrooooooo 👻 (@30s0mething) October 8, 2022
Unfortunately, after the shocking results from the public vote on Sunday night, both Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice – who are this season’s other same-sex pairing – and Fleur East and Vito Coppola found themselves in the dance-off despite scoring well enough with the judges to land in the middle of the leaderboard. The heartbroken judges sent Richie home.
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