The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special pulled out all of the stops tonight with surprised appearances from Only Fools And Horses legend Sir David Jason and BBC newsreader Huw Edwards.
Huw, who was heavily tipped to make an appearance on this year’s series, dropped by to deliver a message to fellow colleague Moira Stuart, while Sir David heaped praise on The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades who was performing to the sitcom’s soundtrack.
‘Moira, dear Moira,’ the broadcaster told her from the BBC newsroom after she had taken to the stage.
‘Once upon a time you were elegantly gracing the news studio and now look at you, elegantly gracing the Strictly dancefloor with a salsa to die for. I think I’ve gone to heaven, Moira, I really do.’
Sir David, who of course is best known for playing Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools And Horses, had a touching message for superfan Jay.
‘Hello Jay, it’s your old mate Del Boy here,’ he began. ‘I understand you’re doing a bit of prancing about up there at the BBC. Well, good luck with that my son.
‘Oh, by the way, I understand that you’re doing it to my theme song right? That means there will be a royalty. Put it in an envelope at the BBC reception centre and I’ll pick it up later.’
He continued: ‘In the meantime, I want to wish you all the best and all the people that are watching the show and all the people who help make the show, I wish you all a verry happy Christmas and a jolly good new year.’
Jay was visibly moved by the heartwarming words and admitted: ‘That’s just too much. That’s a Christmas present, that’s special.’
There were also cameos from KSI, who shared words for Anne-Marie, and Adedoyin Adepitan, who expressed good luck wishes to Mel Giedroyc.
What a way to bring the festive cheer, eh?
This year’s special saw performances from The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, presenter Mel Giedroyc, newsreader Moira Stewart, presenter Adrian Chiles, singer Anne-Marie, and First Dates TV personality Fred Sirieix.
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.