“This has been the best thing I have ever done in my life”


When Strictly Come Dancing’s Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer took to the floor for the first time and received a standing ovation for their phenomenal samba, I knew they were ones to watch. They made herstory as the show’s second all-female pairing and fourth same-sex pairing. Over the weeks their dances have made us laugh, smile and cry. Their tango sent sapphics into a frenzy and their movie week Flashdance routine was a body positivity filled cha cha cha. Each dance has been deeply impactful, especially their American smooth, which was a moving homage to Jayde’s late sister. Head-judge Shirley Ballas called Jayde her “hero” in her feedback for the dance, and said she “represented everybody who has lost a loved one”.

Suffice to say, Jayde and Karen have danced their ways into our hearts. It’s been a delight to watch this partnership blossom over the weeks, Team #LetsGoGirls quickly became a favourite. Jayde’s always given 110% to the routines as a Strictly super fan. And both have certainly entertained. Viewers were left stunned when Jayde and Karen found themselves in the dance off along with Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu during last night’s (23 October) results show.

Both couples gave it their all during the dance off, but sadly, the judges sent Team #LetsGoGirls home. When saying their goodbyes, Jayde said: “This has been the best thing I have ever done in my life, and I will carry it to my grave. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you [Karen] and learning about so much that will go into my own stuff, in my own work.”

Karen praised Jayde in return: “It’s been a roller-coaster of emotions for us, and you are so special, so powerful, so emotional, and I’ve loved every second. Thank you, Jayde.”

Saturday nights will not be the same without Team #LetsGoGirls bringing joy and sisterhood to the Strictly dancefloor. These fab-u-lous women are on the cover of our November issue which is available for pre-order now and goes on sale this Friday (28 October). Grab yourselves a copy if you’d like to look back on their Strictly journey and most iconic moments 🪩


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