Strictly's Jayde Adams leaves viewers moved with 'body positive' Flashdance routine | The Sun

STRICTLY Come Dancing fans have branded Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer's leotard-clad routine as "absolutely glorious" and a triumph for body positivity.

The BBC duo performed a lively Cha Cha Cha to Flashdance track What A Feeling to wrap Strictly Come Dancing's Movie Week.

The same-sex pairing wore matching black leotards which clung to their figures and black thigh-high boots.

Fans were quick to praise their sassy outfits as much as their routine.

Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse also thanked Jayde, 37, and Karen, 40, as she gushed dance was for every body type, and getting "everybody on the dancefloor."

One fan swiftly took to Twitter to simply put: "ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS."


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A second put: "Thank you for showing us that us larger ladies can dance," as a third continued: "B***dy loved this not only because it rocked but because it’s sending out so many positive messages ❤️❤️❤️."

One then added: "I thought that was flipping brilliant and it shows whatever shape/size whatever you are you can dance. Jayde can really dance & I love that she’s loving dancing. Hugely well done Jayde & Karen & yes of course you got my vote!!"

Another gushed: "And Jayde’s smile! That Flashdance ending! Taking their can-do attitude into Sunday 👏👏👏 #Strictly," while one added: "Welding, leotards and glitter rain… Jayde and Karen are dancing like they've never danced before 🙌 #Strictly."

A Strictly fan celebrated: "Love, love, love this! For far too long us bigger gals have been made to feel second class. Tonight Jayde you were first class! Congratulations on looking fab and dancing like a star! Love it!"

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One then surmised: "Absolutely BRILLIANT bring it on Jade ur there for the girls."

Jayde has previously revealed the heart-breaking tragedy behind her doing the show.

The comedian has revealed she signed up in honour of her sister.

Jayde's sister Jenna tragically passed away 11 years ago from a brain tumour at the age of just 28.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "I think my sister's definitely orchestrating things for me. It all feels so serendipitous.

"It's such an emotional thing for me."

Jayde and Jenna took part in freestyle disco dancing from the ages of five to 17.

She recalled: "I really held Jenna back in freestyle disco-dancing. Even though I had pizzazz and something about me, back in the 90s if you were chubby you weren't a dancer.

"My sister wasn't like that and she was really good – but what it gave me was this real ease on stage which was really useful for stand-up."

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The sisters were very close and Jayde was devastated when Jenna suffered a seizure out of the blue in 2005.

It was then revealed she had a brain tumour, and six years later she passed away aged 28.

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