Strictly Come Dancing
The This Morning host recalled the "special times" she shared with the late dancer.
The late Strictly star certainly made a lasting impact on the show.
"Everyone who came in contact with him adored him, from his celebrity partners to his working colleagues."
The British dancer was known for his partnerships with Patsy Kensit and Lisa Riley, among others.
Including her showbiz family connections, her unlikely rivalry with Victoria Beckham and her surprising Strictly Come Dancing admissions.
The former Sherlock star has confirmed she was diagnosed with "mild PTSD" after appearing on the BBC dance show.
"Strictly has a proud track record as a joyful, positive experience where robust support and assistance is always made available at every stage of the production..."
Only one ITV show made the top 10 most-watched list.
Bobby Brazier, Ellie Leach and Layton Williams were the final three celebrities left in the ballroom this year.
“I’m determined to give it everything I’ve got and put on an excellent and unforgettable performance for you all!”
About Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing' is a celebrity-pro ballroom dance competition, which launched on BBC One in 2004. It's inspired by former BBC show 'Come Dancing', and shares its name with 1992 film 'Strictly Ballroom'. Being one of the most popular shows on TV, it goes head-to-head with ITV's 'The X Factor' from September to December every year on Saturday and Sunday nights. It was originally hosted by Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, but Claudia Winkleman has taken over from the veteran entertainer since he stepped down in 2014. The current judges are Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas, who has replaced Len Goodman as Head Judge. Alesha Dixon and Arlene Phillips have both previously sat on the panel. The show is now its 15th series, with the 2017 line-up made up of Alexandra Burke, Aston Merrygold, Brian Conley, Charlotte Hawkins, Chizzy Akudolu, Davood Ghadami, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson, Joe McFadden, Jonnie Peacock, Mollie King, Richard Coles, Ruth Langsford, Simon Rimmer and Susan Calman. Last year's competition won by BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Clifton, who followed in the footsteps of previous winners like Jay McGuiness, Caroline Flack, Louis Smith, Alesha Dixon, Harry Judd and Abbey Clancy. The 2017 series saw the departure of professional dancers Natalie Lowe, Joanne Clifton and Oksana Platero who all quit the show. Among the current line-up are Brendan Cole, Anton DuBeke, Kevin and Karen Clifton and Pasha Kovalev and Oti Mabuse.