Chef and TV personality John Whaite received a standing ovation after making his Strictly debut with his professional dance partner, Johannes Radebe.
Whaite and Radebe made their debut dancing to a rendition of “Blue Monday”, and received rousing applause as they concluded their routine.
Whaite had previously said he was excited to dance with another man as “a great step forward in representation and inclusion”.
The 33-year-old made history with Radebe as the first same-sex male couple to appear in the competition, after Nicola Adams and Katya Jones danced together in the last series.
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