10/09/2017 09:15 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing': Reverend Richard Coles Has Already Cemented Himself As The New Ed Balls

This vicar has got the moves.

Those that were worried this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ wouldn’t be able to measure up without the magnificence of Ed Balls really needn’t have, as it looks like one of the new contestants has already proved himself to be a worthy successor. 

Yes, we’re talking about Reverend Richard Coles

The vicar and presenter, who is the first man of the cloth ever to do ‘Strictly’, demonstrated some pretty spectacular moves as he made his dancefloor debut on Saturday (9 September) night. 

Taking to the floor in the group dance during the special launch show, Rev Richard showed that he’s certainly going to be one to watch over the coming weeks, although we’re not entirely sure if it will be for the right reasons. 

Watch his efforts in the group dance in full below:

During the launch show, Richard also discovered he will be dancing with new professional dancer Dianne Buswell for the rest of the series, as the celebs were all paired up

The episode also included an emotional tribute to former ‘Strictly’ host Sir Bruce Forsyth, following his death last month at the age of 89. 

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues on Saturday 23 September, as the show goes live and the new pairings take to the floor for the first time.

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