Strictly’s Tony Adams boosts viewing figures to over 8.3 MILLION with his sexy striptease as fans save him from elimination – despite Arsenal legend coming LAST with just 18 points
Strictly Come Dancing returned for it’s third live show on Saturday for Movies Week, with Tony Adams and his partner Katya Jones taking on a Full Monty routine .
And the raunchy number boosted the show’s viewing figures to 8.3M as viewers tuned in to catch a glimpse of the footballing legend’s buff physique.
According to The Sun an average of 7.6M watched the seres’ latest episode however figures peaked during the 55-year-old’s sexy samba.
Full monty: Strictly’s Tony Adams, 55, boosted viewing figures to over 8.3Million with his sexy striptease on Saturday
Despite finishing bottom with just 18 points on Saturday, the star was saved from elimination by viewers.
Sunday’s result show saw Fleur East and Richie Anderson voted into the dance off, with Radio 2 star Richie becoming the second celebrity to leave the BBC show.
The judges were surprised to see Fleur, who finished sixth on the leaderboard with her partner Vito Coppola, and Richie who together with Giovanni Pernice finished eighth, in the bottom two.
Hot stuff! Fans saved the footballer from elimination – despite coming LAST with just 18 points
After both couples performed again, judges Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke and Motsi Mabuse all voted to save Fleur, sending Richie home.
The Football Manager’s raunchy routine sent fans into meltdown as he stripped off his security costume to reveal just a pair of sequinned shorts.
Taking to Twitter, viewers dubbed him a ‘legend’ as they praised the routine, evening calling for him to win the show – despite a ‘harsh’ mark of just two points out of ten from judge Craig Revel Horwood.
All over: Sunday’s result show saw Fleur East and Richie Anderson voted into the dance off, with Radio 2 star Richie becoming the second celebrity to leave the BBC sho
Dancing to The Full Monty’s hot stuff, Tony began in a security guard uniform, before stripping his trousers off to reveal a pair of sparkly red shorts – later ripping his shirt open to bare his torso.
His partner Katya Jones was clad in a sequin emblazoned jumpsuit for the routine, dancing around her partner before covering the sportsman’s nipple with his hat in a comedic moment to finish the performance.
But despite the high energy levels and feel-good performance, the duo were unable to pull the scores in and landed bottom of the leaderboard with 18 out of 40 points.
Tense: The pair were given the axe after facing Fleur East and her partner Vito Coppola in the dance off
Unimpressed, judge Craig scored Tony and Katya a mere two points out of ten, while Shirley added that while she thought ‘Tony had a good pelvic roll’, it was a four.
Despite failing to top the leaderboard, the former centre-back recieved full marks from viewers at home – with may dubbing it ‘the best thing i’ve seen on TV in a long time’.
‘This is what Strictly is about and you were both fab,’ encouraged one viewer, while another said ‘That is one of the greatest things i’ve ever seen in BBC Strictly history’.
Loving it: The pair were certainly in high spirits as they brought the feel-good factor
Duo: His partner Katya Jones was clad in a sequin emblazoned jumpsuit for the routine, dancing around her partner
Mean: The at-home audience were also quick to question Craig’s low score, branding the notoriously picky judge as ‘harsh’
Another tweeted: ‘That was brilliant well done @TonyAdams, that took some glitter balls’.
The at-home audience were also quick to question Craig’s low score, branding the notoriously picky judge as ‘harsh’.
Disagreeing with the judge, one wrote ‘Definately better than a 2 @CraigRevHorwood, I usually agree with your comments but that was harsh scoring!’
Highlight: Despite failing to top the leaderboard, the former centre-back recieved full marks from viewers at home – with may dubbing it ‘the best thing i’ve seen on TV in a long time’
‘Craig got out of bed on the wrong side this week,’ jested another.
Many also compared the performance to Katya and Ed Ball’s iconic Gangman style performance back in 2016, which went down in history of Strictly performances – with the former MP channeling PSY’s viral dancemoves.
It was even nominated for the Must-See Moment Award at the 2017 Television BAFTAs.
And the public outroar could secure Tony a place in next week’s show as one couple will be voted out by the public during Sunday’s results show.
Meanwhile, Tyler West and Dianne Buswell may have also guaranteed themselves a place there, after topping the leaderboard with an impressive score of 38 points out of 40.
Don’t look: Host Tess Daly covered her eyes as Tony and Katya finished off their performanc
Flashback: Many also compared the performance to Katya and Ed Ball’s iconic Gangman style performance back in 2016, which went down in history of Strictly performances – with the former MP channeling PSY’s viral dancemoves
Strictly Come Dancing Week 3 scoreboard
Tyler West and Dianne Buswell: Dancing a Charleston to Flash, Bang, Wallop! – 38 out of 40 points
Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu: Dancing a Waltz to One Hand – 34 out of 40 points
Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima: Dancing the Charleston to If My Friends Could See Me Now – 33 out of 40 points
Will Mellor and Nancy Xu: Dancing the American Smooth to Cry To Me – 33 out of 40 points
Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez: Dancing the Viennese Waltz to Hopelessly Devoted To You – 31 out of 40 points
Fleur East and Vito Coppola: Dancing the American Smooth to Part Of Your World – 29 out of 40 points
Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer: Dancing the Cha Cha Cha to What A Feeling – 29 out of 40 points
Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice: Dancing a Samba to Hakuna Matata – 27 out of 40 points
Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin: Dancing the Quickstep to Peppy and George – 27 out of 40 points
Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał: Dancing a Rumba to the theme from Jurassic Park – 25 out of 40 points
James Bye and Amy Dowden: Dancing the Cha Cha Cha to Hooked On A Feeling – 22 out of 40 points
Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe: Dancing the Cha Cha Cha to The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) – 21 out of 40 points
Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova: Dancing the Viennese Waltz to Hold My Hand – 21 out of 40 points
Tony Adams and Katya Jones: Dancing the Samba to You Sexy Thing – 18 out of 40 points
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