Hollyoaks star Joe Tracini ‘dreamt’ he signed up for Strictly Come Dancing in a comedic sketch, which sees him perform unique dance moves including the ‘nut buffet’, ‘baptise the cat’ and ‘Craig’s hip replacement’.
For many people, the idea of competing for the Glitterball Trophy on Strictly Come Dancing is one that they’ll always dream of.
But for Joe, who starred as Dennis Savage on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, that dream almost became a reality, thanks to a hilarious skit shared online by the official Strictly social media accounts.
Throughout lockdown, Joe has been entertaining people online with his creative dance videos, the 32-year-old carrying out tutorials dressed in a spangly red and black leotard.
And in his latest video, he takes his dance lessons one step further, imagining he is performing on none other than the Strictly ballroom.
The video begins with Joe falling asleep while watching Strictly, before judge Craig Revel Horwood – who appears on the TV screen – wakes up Joe and tells him that the show ‘needs serious talent’ like his.
Joe rushes to the Strictly studio, where he takes to the dancefloor without a partner, wowing everyone in the audience.
Once he finishes his routine, co-presenter Tess Daly says: ‘Wow Joe, the audience are on their feet! That was intense.’
Before Tess turns to the judges to give Joe their critiques, she asks the ‘dance sensation’ if he can teach everyone his choreography.
The actor then proceeds to go through the motions, showing everyone how to do moves with names including ‘Claudia’s low hanging fringe’, ‘suck a knuckle’ and ‘Anton’s elbow’.
So you know, choreography that all the Strictly professionals should have in their repertoire.
When it comes time for the judges to present their feedback, they’re full of praise for Joe’s avant-garde style of dancing.
‘Well, let me say as Head Judge, Joe, your appearance here has been long overdue,’ Shirley Ballas says, before complimenting him on his leotard.
‘Well I hate it,’ Craig states, before adding: ‘I hate it that you can’t be on the show every week darling.’
Motsi Mabuse describes Joe’s energy as ‘fantastic’, before suddenly telling him that he needs to ‘wake up’.
The sketch ends with Joe attempting to teach professional dancers Johannes Radebe and Dianne Buswell how to perform the ‘beef toe’ – with neither of them doing the move justice in Joe’s books.
Several Strictly fans praised Joe for his collaboration with the dance programme, with one person tweeting that he is ‘absolutely what this world needs’.
‘I honestly, laughed out loud repeatedly in a building all by myself watching this! This is amazing. @joetracini you are absolutely what this world needs! Thank you so much!’ one person said in response to the video.
‘The best thing I’ve seen on Twitter this year. Starting a campaign to get @joetracini on Strictly,’ someone else added.
Another fan expressed their gratitude towards Joe for the comic relief, stating: ‘Now, this is something I didn’t even realise I needed until I saw it. Thank you.’
Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.