This year’s Strictly celebrities may have already begun to impress the judges – but Hairy Biker Dave Myers made his mark on the show in an entirely different way.

The TV chef’s debut performance with pro partner Karen Hauer – a cha cha cha to the hit Moves Like Jagger – was memorable for all the wrong reasons as he showed off a distinct lack of dance skills.

However his wacky movements and general good humour won him a lot of fans, both in the studio audience and at home.

“I have to say that was the most I’ve laughed all year,” said one viewer on Twitter in response to Dave’s efforts.

Another added: “That dance might genuinely be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you BBC for signing him up.”

Unfortunately not everyone was laughing, especially not Craig Revel Horwood who described the routine as ‘terrifying’.

The stony-faced judge told him: “I had an overwhelming feeling of revulsion when you started the gyration and booty shake.”

Bruno Tonioli swiftly came to his rescue, telling him: “That was the most insane hilarious mess ever.”

Eight other celebrities, including Abbey Clancy, Deborah Meaden, Rachel Riley, Fiona Fullerton Vanessa Feltz, Julien McDonald and Patrick Robinson made their Strictly debut on Saturday night.