'Strictly Come Dancing': Judge Rinder To Become Flying Moth For Halloween Week

Just when you thought you'd seen everything on 'Strictly'.

Judge Rinder’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ competitors will have a hard job in upstaging him this week, as he’s revealed he’s set to take flight during his performance.

This weekend’s live shows will take on a Halloween theme, with the remaining couples performing routines to songs like ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ and ‘Black Magic’.

The TV judge was previously revealed to be performing a Paso Doble with partner Oksana Platero to Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’, and he’s now let slip what viewers can look forward to seeing during the number.

<strong>Judge Rinder</strong>
Judge Rinder

In Thursday’s (27 October) ‘It Takes Two’, Judge Rinder explained: “We’re not taking a traditional approach to the Paso Doble, we’re going to be a moth and a butterfly. But with the choreography I still try to stay as authentic and true to the dance... so we do have paso steps, but dressed as [a moth and butterfly].”

When asked whether they’d be putting their wings to good use, he admitted: “Tomorrow is my first flying lesson... I’m hoping it’s going to be more moth and high-spirited than Ann Widdecombe but there you are.”

And since he mentioned it, let’s just remember the glorious ‘Strictly’ moment he’s referencing.


So far this series, Judge Rinder has proved he’s not shy about giving each performance his all, becoming the first contestant to dance bare-chested in week one, and later donning full Fred Flintstone attire for a performance in Movies Week.

You can see Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero take flight in the ‘Strictly’ Halloween special, kicking off on Saturday (29 October) at 6.45pm on BBC One.

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