Comedy pair Paddy McGuinness and Keith Lemon have won the second round of BBC1’s charity show Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
The duo scored themselves an automatic place in the final of the show – in which celebrities recreate famous dance routines from musicals and films – after winning the public over with their version of Dirty Dancing‘s I’ve Had The Time Of My Life.
The routine featured Lemon – the alter ego of funnyman Leigh Francis – dressed as Jennifer Grey in a pink dress, while McGuinness took on the Patrick Swayze role.
And judge Anton de Beke said he was left almost “speechless” by the performance. “I’m elated, excited and weirded out all at the same time,” he told the pair.
Guest judge Paul O’Grady was also wowed by the performance. “I’m going to give you a standing ovation,” he said, getting to his feet. “I thought you were sensational.”
Comedienne Jo Brand also won a place in the final after being voted through by the judges – although she didn’t seem too pleased about it.
“I have to say, I’m not happy at all,” said Brand, who donned blonde pigtails and a school uniform to recreate Britney Spears‘ Baby One More Time routine.
Others who took part in Saturday’s show included DJ Neil Fox and Nancy Sorrell, dancing to Christina Aguilera’s Candyman.
Dragons Den panellists Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne also put their best foot forward with a ballroom routine to Let’s Face The Music and Dance, while members of the cast of Hollyoaks recreated a routine from the 80s film Footloose.
Lemon,McGuinness and Brand join comedian Robert Webb and TV presenters Dick and Dom who won places in the final on last week’s show. The final will take place on March 14, the night after the Comic Relief telethon.