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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ To ‘Honour Pete Burns’ With Halloween Group Dance To ‘You Spin Me Round’

The dance was being planned long before the singer's tragic death.

29/10/2016 11:20

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses have issued a statement ahead of tonight’s (Saturday 29 October) Halloween special, explaining their decision to use Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round’ for the group dance.

The group number has been in the planning and rehearsal stages for weeks, and following the sad news of Pete Burns’ death, they’ll be going ahead with the dance, to “honour his name”.

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Pete Burns performing in 2012 

A post on Twitter explains: “Tonight’s group dance is to the track ‘You Spin Me Round’ by Dead Or Alive.

“This routine has been in planning for months, and with the tragic news this week of Pete Burns’ untimely death, we couldn’t think of  better way to honour his name - and this brilliant track - than to make it the most spectacular Halloween Special group dance in the show’s history. We hope you all enjoy it.

“Thanks Pete for the wonderful music.”

News of the singer’s death was confirmed on Monday (24 October), with a statement posted on his Twitter account.

Fans around the world, and a huge number of figures from the entertainment industry, rushed to pay tribute to the star following the sad news.

As always, the ‘Strictly’ gang are pulling out all the stops for Halloween, and we’re especially excited to see Judge Rinder transform into a flying moth - yes, really - for his performance to Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’.

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