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Strictly Come Dancing: Prince Harry surprises viewers as he wishes JJ Chalmers good luck

Strictly Come Dancing: Prince Harry surprises viewers as he wishes JJ Chalmers good luck
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Strictly Come Dancing: Prince Harry surprises viewers as he wishes JJ Chalmers good luck

Strictly Come Dancing: Prince Harry surprises viewers as he needs JJ Chalmers good luck

Prince Harry shocked Strictly Come Dancing viewers as he made an look on Saturday night time’s present to want his pal JJ Chalmers good luck by video.

The Duke of Sussex, 36, made his first public look within the UK since he and his spouse Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of the royal household earlier this yr. 

Viewers have been additionally thrilled to see Anton du Beke make his debut on the judging panel as he stuffed in for Motsi Mabuse who was self-isolating at house following an ‘pressing journey’ to Germany. 

Cameo: Prince Harry surprised Strictly Come Dancing viewers as he made an appearance on Saturday night's show to wish his friend JJ Chalmers good luck by video

Cameo: Prince Harry shocked Strictly Come Dancing viewers as he made an look on Saturday night time’s present to want his pal JJ Chalmers good luck by video

Prince Harry greeted JJ and Amy on video, saying: ‘Good tan JJ! After I first met JJ he was a shell of himself however then to see you shine by means of Invictus and to be your self once more, that was the beginning of an incredible journey.’

JJ, who carried out a jive to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Bette Midler, instructed viewers: ‘The easy truth is, if Prince Harry had not created the Invictus Video games, I wouldn’t have had that second to vary my life without end.’

Harry then added: ‘You are undoubtedly having an influence on society now particularly whenever you’re sporting these tight blue shorts and the socks pulled up.

It does not get higher than that! I am genuinely proud. You are not a dancer, proving you can really do no matter you place your thoughts to which is wonderful.’ 

Overjoyed: Anton du Beke looked over the moon as he made his debut on the judging panel during Saturday's show

Overjoyed: Anton du Beke regarded over the moon as he made his debut on the judging panel throughout Saturday’s present 

Surprise: The royal, 36, made his first public appearance in the UK since he and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of the royal family earlier this year

Shock: The royal, 36, made his first public look within the UK since he and his spouse Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of the royal household earlier this yr

JJ told viewers: 'The simple fact is, if Prince Harry had not created the Invictus Games, I wouldn’t have had that moment to change my life forever'

JJ instructed viewers: ‘The easy truth is, if Prince Harry had not created the Invictus Video games, I wouldn’t have had that second to vary my life without end’

Prince Harry and JJ met following the Royal Marine’s accidents after an explosion when he was serving in Afghanistan. 

JJ stated that he ‘ought to be in a field within the floor’ after practically dying when an IED exploded close to him inflicting him to undergo a crushed eye socket, burst eardrums and the lack of two fingers.

The TV presenter joined the Royal Marines Reserve in 2005 earlier than quitting educating and transferred to the ­common service in 2010. 

JJ shaped such an in depth friendship with Harry that he and his spouse Kornelia have been invited to all three elements of his wedding ceremony to Meghan in Could 2018. 

Viewers took to social media in droves to react to Prince Harry’s look on the present, with one writing: ‘Simply cried at Prince Harry on Strictly. I like him a lot’.

Friendship: Prince Harry and JJ met following the Royal Marine's injuries after an explosion when he was serving in Afghanistan

Friendship: Prince Harry and JJ met following the Royal Marine’s accidents after an explosion when he was serving in Afghanistan

Harry said: 'When I first met JJ he was a shell of himself but then to see you shine through Invictus and to be yourself again, that was the start of an amazing journey'

Harry stated: ‘After I first met JJ he was a shell of himself however then to see you shine by means of Invictus and to be your self once more, that was the beginning of an incredible journey’

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One other viewer stated: ‘Beautiful contact for Prince Harry to name in on @JJChalmersRM on @bbcstrictly’, whereas one other wrote: ‘Oh Prince Harry was very candy on Strictly – such a real man.’ 

One other fan added: ‘That was so beautiful of Prince Harry. @JJChalmers you probably did brilliantly! Jive such a tough dance.’  

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Harry helped JJ throughout his restoration and the paralympic athlete later took half within the Invictus Video games the place he took house a gold medal in biking.  

In the meantime, Anton regarded over the moon as he made his debut on the judging panel throughout Saturday’s present.

The dancer, 54, changed common choose Motsi Mabuse on the panel after she was pressured to self-isolate for 2 weeks at house following an ‘pressing journey’ to Germany. 

Anton was launched by hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman who stated the judging panel was ‘totally different’ as he joined Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood. 

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Tess instructed viewers: ‘As you may see we’re lacking Motis tonight who sadly gained’t be right here for the following two reveals.’

Claudia jokingly added: ‘So Anton has stepped in after a lot persuasion, we love you Anton!’

Grinning from ear to ear, Anton stated: ‘I’ll endeavour to be rather more beneficiant than these two have been to me over the previous few years. We should always have a beautiful night time.’

In the meantime, Tess and Claudia additionally instructed viewers that Katya Jones and Nicola Adams wouldn’t be returning to the competitors after Katya examined constructive for COVID-19.

Show: Anton was introduced by hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman who said the judging panel was 'different' as he joined Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood

Present: Anton was launched by hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman who stated the judging panel was ‘totally different’ as he joined Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood

Entrance: The dancer replaced regular judge Motsi Mabuse on the panel after she was forced to self-isolate for two weeks at home following an 'urgent trip' to Germany

Entrance: The dancer changed common choose Motsi Mabuse on the panel after she was pressured to self-isolate for 2 weeks at house following an ‘pressing journey’ to Germany

Claudia stated: ‘Sadly Nicola and Katya needed to withdraw from the competitors after Katya examined constructive for Covid 19. They each really feel wonderful and are isolating individually.’

Tess stated the dancer and the previous boxer have been watching, including: ‘We all know you might be watching and we’re so unhappy your time has come to an finish. We’re sending all of our like to you right here.’ 

Claudia then nervously added: ‘Tess I ask you, with a certain quantity of trepidation, some other updates?’ to which she replied: ‘Fingers crossed, hopefully not’.

Viewers shortly took to social media to react to Anton making his judging debut, with one saying: ‘really Anton will make a very good choose being voted off early within the competitors really has its perks this yr.’

One other fan stated: ‘My coronary heart is so filled with pleasure that Anton is again as a choose for the following two weeks’, whereas one fan stated: ‘Anton goes to exploit this for all it is value and I am unable to WAIT!!’

In the meantime, the BBC’s Strictly account shared a clip of Anton making his grand entrance and wrote: ‘ 18 sequence, greater than 120 #Strictly routines, now one judging function…Anton du Beke, that is your second.’

It was confirmed on Friday that Anton can be standing in for Motsi on the judging panel this Saturday.

In a press release the present wished the dancer ‘good luck’ as he ready to make his debut as a choose on the present, after Motsi introduced on Thursday she can be isolating for 2 weeks following an ‘pressing journey’ to Germany. 

The assertion, posted to Instagram on Friday, stated: ‘We’re happy to introduced that the King of Ballroom Anton Du Beke is getting into our judging panel this weekend. Good luck Anton!’ 

Minutes later Anton re-posted the announcement to his personal social media, little question excited in regards to the new job after 16 years on the present.

For years followers have lobbied for Anton to land a job on the Strictly judging panel, given he’s the present’s longest serving skilled dancer and has been part of Strictly because it started 2004.

This yr he was the primary professional to be eradicated alongside former Residence Secretary Jacqui Smith. 

Earlier than being introduced as Motsi’s stand-in, Anton stated he’d love to look on the Strictly judging panel.

Talking on the Pushed Celebrities podcast he stated: ‘In a heartbeat. I would not dangle up the footwear in any respect, as a result of I like being out in entrance and performing.

‘I do have a little bit of time on my palms now, so I do not know of a greater solution to fill it fairly frankly. If that chance got here up, would not it’s good?

‘I am without end pert and prepared. I am starched to an inch of my life, prepared for the nod.’

Absent: Motsi announced on Thursday she would be absent from the judging panel for two weeks after jetting to Germany for an 'urgent trip', meaning she has to self-isolate

Absent: Motsi introduced on Thursday she can be absent from the judging panel for 2 weeks after jetting to Germany for an ‘pressing journey’, that means she has to self-isolate 

Final yr it was reported that Anton had threatened to give up the present after lacking out on touchdown a job within the judging panel in favour of South African dancer Motsi.

Sources claimed Anton felt he was a pure match for the job following Darcey Bussell’s departure final yr.

A supply instructed The Solar on the time: ‘He felt in the event that they recruited inside the Strictly household, it ought to be him. And regardless of not doing a display screen check for the function, he nonetheless actually thought he had an opportunity.’

The supply added: ‘So when the information broke that Motsi was the brand new choose, he was furious. And he claimed he would give up except the Strictly bosses gave him an ”enhanced” place.

‘It was an actual snub to his delight, particularly as that is the second time he is been ignored.’

On Thursday Motsi introduced she would absent from the present for 2 weeks whereas she quarantined after returning house from Germany.

MailOnline contacted representatives for Anton du Beke for remark. 

Legend: For years fans have lobbied for Anton to land a job on the Strictly judging panel, given he is the show's longest serving professional dancer

Legend: For years followers have lobbied for Anton to land a job on the Strictly judging panel, given he’s the present’s longest serving skilled dancer

Motsi took to Instagram on Thursday to inform followers she wouldn’t be part of Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel-Horwood on the studios on Saturday, after having to journey again to Germany for an ‘pressing journey’.

She wrote: ‘Hello Guys – earlier this week I wanted to journey to Germany for an pressing motive. I’ll in fact be following the UK Authorities tips and self-isolating for 14 days.

‘I will be watching from house and by the facility of expertise, ought to be in your dwelling rooms. Be careful although, I will be doing my very own hair and make-up!’

Pictures emerged exhibiting Motsi, sister {of professional} dancer Oti, at Heathrow at 1.30pm on Tuesday, carrying a suitcase and holding a adverse coronavirus check.

UK lockdown guidelines prohibit worldwide journey besides in ‘restricted circumstances equivalent to for work or for training’.  

Tips say ‘individuals who stay exterior the UK however work within the UK and journey between their nation of residence and the UK not less than as soon as per week’ don’t have to isolate. 

Saturday’s present was additionally the primary to not function Katya and Nicola after they have been pressured to go away the competitors because of Katya contracting COVID-19.

A Strictly consultant confirmed to MailOnline that bosses aren’t launching an investigation into how Katya contracted the virus as there isn’t any solution to point out the place she could have caught it.

They added that because the dancer lives alone and has solely been leaving her home to coach, she hasn’t been socialising with others.

It’s understood that numerous crew members have additionally been pressured to self-isolate after coming into contact with Katya. 

This additionally signifies that the Strictly remaining subsequent month will function simply 4 {couples} as an alternative of the deliberate 5.

Shortly after Strictly confirmed information of the couple’s exit, Katya posted on Instagram that her ‘coronary heart is damaged’, earlier than paying tribute to her accomplice.

Tragic: Strictly bosses confirmed Nicola and Katya's departure in a statement they posted on social media

Tragic: Strictly bosses confirmed Nicola and Katya’s departure in a press release they posted on social media

A Strictly spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline that Katya is asymptomatic and the pair are actually self-isolating individually following the newest authorities tips.

Nicola and Katya’s pairing made historical past because it was the primary time within the present’s 16-year historical past a celeb {and professional} accomplice of the identical gender can be competing collectively.

Strictly bosses have additionally confirmed that Nicola is not going to be returning as a contestant on subsequent yr’s present.

In a press release learn out by Andrea McLean on Friday’s Free Ladies, bosses defined that Nicola can be too far superior within the competitors to return sooner or later as she would have an ‘unfair benefit.’ 

How is Strictly 2020 going forward through the COVID-19 pandemic?

Strictly Come Dancing has launched an array of strict measures to make sure the brand new sequence can go forward through the COVID-19 disaster.

Celeb contestants and their skilled companions are examined frequently, with solid and crew instructed to isolate ought to they contract the virus.

Bosses have already confirmed any celeb that exams constructive as soon as the sequence begins might be dropped from the present, with experiences saying there are celebrities on stand-by.

The skilled dancers have already pre-recorded their group performances after isolating collectively in a lodge.

It is also been claimed that celebrities and execs might be axed from the present if they’re caught kissing throughout filming.

Strictly 2020 has additionally seen the sequence run shortened to simply 9 weeks, with 12 celebrities participating as an alternative of the same old 15.

The present’s annual journey to Blackpool has been cancelled, together with this yr’s Halloween and Christmas specials.

Solely three judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – might be within the studio with separate rostrums, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to look because of journey considerations. 

Veteran choose Bruno has stated he might be ‘concerned remotely’ and hopes to return full-time in the direction of the top of the sequence as he’s filming the US model of the present in Los Angeles. 

With restricted studio crew, massive units might not be constructed – so producers will use augmented actuality, which provides computer-generated components.

To make sure the contestants can work carefully with their companions, they may ‘bubble up’ to coach, together with being examined frequently. 

Strictly will nonetheless function a stay viewers, nevertheless followers will sit in teams on separate tables, and can solely attend if from the identical family or bubble.

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