Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice won praise from fans after a stunning performance to Barry Manilow’s “Dancin’ Fool” on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)
Richie Anderson seduces Come dance strictly fans and judges after a stunning performance incorporating Beyoncé’s signature choreography.
Gay Radio 2 presenter and pro partner Giovanni Pernice dazzled with captivating fast pitch during Come dance strictlysecond batch of live performances from Saturday (October 1).
The duo took to the stage wearing matching sparkly jackets with canes in hand for a energetic dance to “Dancin’ Fool” by Barry Manilow. Anderson and Pernice really gave it their all as the routine included everything from light footwork to cartwheels.
They also seamlessly integrated into an instantly recognizable choreography from Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” music video that left everyone wanting more.
The dance earned Richie Anderson and Pernice a standing ovation from Come dance strictly judges Motsi Mabuse, who described the routine as a “moment,” and Shirley Ballas. Ballas said the routine was a “transformation” for Anderson from her first performance on the show.
The quick performance earned Anderson a score of 32.
Stunned fans took to Twitter to congratulate Anderson and Pernice on their excellent routine with some gushing over the Queen Bey reference.
HOW GOOD WAS OUR BOY 💥🎩 https://t.co/eO6lzWLhdf
— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) October 1, 2022
— Giovanni and Richie (@GiovanniPDaily) October 1, 2022
Loving that energy from Richie and Giovanni #Strictly !!
— Tilly Pearce (@tillyjeanette) October 1, 2022
It was totally awesome. I cried again. It was a final dance for me. Absolutely brilliant. Shiny, shiny, shiny. 9/10 #Strictly https://t.co/96o5RoADpi
—Simon Savidge (@SavidgeReads) October 1, 2022
it was amazing 😭😭 https://t.co/lGsKSa2YYH
— Mollie ✨ (@everIastingrose) October 1, 2022
#Strictly Richie- 8/10. It was amazing! Never take the wrong foot and enjoy it from start to finish! I also loved the single women in the middle 🤩🤩
— Hannah McLachlan (@Angel_McLachlan) October 1, 2022
— Richard Ma 馬富文 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🇪🇺🇺🇦 (@Richard_GP) October 1, 2022
Ritchie and Giovanni just gave me SO FUCKED JOY! They have Beyoncé! Freewheeling! GLITTER! EXCEPTIONALLY OLD HOLLYWOOD GAY AND CAMP! I loved #strictly
— Carrie Walsh (@carrie_walsh_) October 1, 2022
Richie Anderson is one of two same-sex couples competing for this year’s highest title Come dance strictly as he faces British comedian Jayde Adams and girlfriend Karen Hauer.
The former Sunday League footballer has revealed he has the choice of competing in a same-sex or opposite-sex couple on StrictlyBut he decided to dance with a man after her partner’s encouragement.
“They actually gave me the ability to do that,” Anderson said. “They said they wanted me to be on Strictly this year and they were like, ‘Do you want to be with a female partner or a male partner? “”
Anderson explained that her longtime boyfriend, Dean Eagles, encouraged her to get into competition as part of an all-male pairing.
“When I spoke to my other half Dean, it was our 10th anniversary, and he was like, ‘You gotta do it’ and it’s Pride’s 50th anniversary in the UK,” Anderson said. .
Richie Anderson said Subway that he was “so happy” to participate in Strictly because queer representation would have meant so much to him growing up.
“I just felt so inspired,” Anderson said. “I wish I could have seen that on TV growing up, when I was growing into a teenager and constantly trying to figure out what I was and what I wasn’t.”