Strictly Wk 7: Craig Revel Horwood wants to steal John Whaite's Rhumba for his wedding dance

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 John Whaite and Johannes Radebe moved the 'Strictly' judges with their Rhumba. (BBC)
John Whaite and Johannes Radebe moved the 'Strictly' judges with their Rhumba. (BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood confessed he wanted to 'steal' John Whaite and Johannes Radebe's Rhumba for his wedding dance.

The former Great British Bake Off winner and his partner - who have made history as the BBC dance contest's first all-male couple - left all of the judges feeling emotional after their passionate performance to Sting's Shape of My Heart.

Revel Horwood told them: "I was just thinking through that dance I might teach it to Jonathan, my fiance, and steal it as my wedding dance!"

Watch: John and Johannes' Rhumba on Strictly

He added: "I thought it was gorgeous. I totally loved it. It was brilliant."

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The 56-year-old choreographer - who was married to Jane Horwood between 1990 and 1992 - has been dating horticulturist Jonathan Myring after they met on dating app Tindr. They became engaged last year.

Head judge Shirley Ballas - a Rhumba World Champion - was almost moved to tears by the dance.

She said: "I'm quite moved, I feel really quite emotional. It was class personified for me."

She scored the dance a 10.

John Whaite and Johannes Radebe wowed with their Rhumba. (BBC)
John Whaite and Johannes Radebe wowed with their Rhumba. (BBC)

Whaite said: "I'd give her a cuddle if I was allowed."

Motsi Mabuse called the performance "the essence of a Rhumba," while Anton du Beke said: "It sort of transcended the Rhumba a bit it just went into a beautiful lyrical dance."

The judges awarded the boys 35/40.

AJ Odudu said she had spent all week falling over and having ice baths rehearsing her Charleston. (BBC)
AJ Odudu said she had spent all week falling over and having ice baths rehearsing her Charleston. (BBC)

Their romantic ballroom dance was followed by TV presenter AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington who showed off their fun side after weeks of intensity with a Charleston to Don't Bring Lulu by Dorothy Provine, Pinky and The Girls.

They also wowed the judges and managed yet another nearly perfect score with 39/40.

Mabuse told Odudu: " AJ I honestly feel so proud. What you just put on that dancefloor - so authentic. You came in at high level and you didn't just sit on that level, you continue to go up and up."

Ballas began to throw out her score paddles, joking: "I don't think I have a paddle big enough, bold enough for you. That was off the chart! Nothing in here for you darling!"

And both Revel Horwood and du Beke called it "amazing".

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Odudu - whose dance was packed with precarious lifts - was in tears afterwards, admitting: "This week's been really hard. When you take a lot tumbles - I kept landing flat on my face - and when you take a lot of tumbles and ice baths you end up losing confidence in yourself. But Kai manages to pull out some confidence in me."

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