They were joined for their upbeat number by a whole host of backing dancers as they launched into the complicated routine at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
And the judges were left seriously impressed as they awarded Bobby a total of 35 points for his energetic and entertaining routine.
Impressed: Strictly Come Dancing fans were delighted during Saturday’s Blackpool special as they gushed that Bobby Brazier finally got the score he deserved
They gushed that Bobby finally got the result he ‘deserved’ from the judges, particularly from Craig, who is known for his strict criticism.
One wrote: ‘Finally getting the score they deserve I’m so proud,’ while another said: ‘Craig giving Bobby and Dianne an 8????? I never thought I’d see the dayyyyy.’
A third commented: ‘What they’ve deserved for weeks,’ and a fourth added: ’35 for Bobby! His new high score.’
‘You’ve never been to Blackpool before, but you brought everything to this dance! I’m so proud of you… it had a great chemistry, very, very entertaining!’
‘I loved it from start to finish, your energy was incredible, you kept it from start to finish… that was just epic, I absolutely loved it!’
‘It was a little bit stompy at the top, and I thought it was very difficult choreography for you, but I have to say, you did brilliantly!’
‘That’s how you open a show! I believe it was your personal best, I was really impressed with your standing leg… this is how we move from now on!’
Over the moon: The judges were left seriously impressed as they awarded Bobby a total of 35 points for his energetic and entertaining routine
Overjoyed! Viewers were quick to take to X – formerly known as Twitter – to heap praise on the scores, after weeks of accusing the judges for under-marking Bobby
Energetic: The actor, 20, and his pro partner Dianne Buswell, 34, pulled out all the stops as they opened the show with their Jive to Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham!
A whole host of the stars’ loved ones headed up to Blackpool to show their support for the hotly-anticipated special.
Dianne took to her Instagram ahead of the show to gush over her boyfriend Joe Sugg as he headed up to Blackpool to watch her.
She shared a snap of her dressed up in a yellow outfit as she wrapped her arm around Joe as they posed in Blackpool Tower.
Ahead of Saturday’s show, it was claimed that Bobby has a new girlfriend who would be heading to Blackpool to watch him, but his reported romance was not addressed during the live broadcast.
The EastEnders actor, 20, has reportedly been in a secret relationship with Boadecia Evans for the past few months.
She was thought to be heading to Blackpool to cheer on Bobby, according to The Sun, but she seemingly wasn’t shown on camera in the crowds during the live broadcast. It is not known whether she attended the show.
A source told the publication ahead of the show: ‘Bobby has been secretly dating Boadecia for ages. She’s been supporting him from behind the scenes but will be going to Blackpool this weekend to cheer him on.
‘She doesn’t particularly want to be in the public eye but Bobby means a lot to her and they are best friends over anything else.
Wow! They were joined for their upbeat number by a whole host of backing dancers as they launched into the complicated routine at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – Couple’s Choice to Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera – 39 points out of 40
Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola – Charleston to Love Machine by Girls Aloud – 39 points out of 40
Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu – Argentine Tango to Black To Black by Amy Winehouse – 38 points out of 40
Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell – Jive to Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! – 35 points out of 40
Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe – American Smooth to Unchained Melody by Benedetta Caretta – 35 points out of 40
Nigel Harman and Katya Jones – Quickstep to It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Duke Ellington – 31 points out of 40
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington – American Smooth to Tea for Two by Ella Fitzgerald – 28 points out of 40
Supportive: Professional dancer Dianne Buswell took to her Instagram ahead of the show to gush over her boyfriend Joe Sugg as he headed up to Blackpool to watch her
Sweet: Ahead of Saturday’s show, it was claimed that Bobby has a new girlfriend who would be heading to Blackpool to watch him, but his reported romance was not addressed in the show
Flames: The Strictly Come Dancing star, 20, has reportedly been in a secret relationship with Boadecia Evans (pictured) for the past few months
Cheeky: EastEnders actor Bobby, known for his role as Freddie Slater, has left an array of sweet comments on Boadecia’s recent Instagram posts
MailOnline contacted Bobby and Boadecia’s representatives for comment at the time.
EastEnders actor Bobby, known for his role as Freddie Slater, has left an array of sweet comments on Boadecia’s recent Instagram posts.
On a glamorous post she shared to the platform last month, Bobby commented: ‘She’s a lady,’ followed by a queen and a love heart emoji.
Boadecia replied to his comment, writing: ‘@bobbybrazier what a man what a man what a mighty good man.’
In February, he also commented a string of love heart eye emojis underneath a stunning mirror selfie of Boadecia.
He was waiting for results of his American Smooth with Dianne when Claudia, 51, asked him how he practises his moves.
He said: ‘I woke up one morning doing this [Bobby flung both arms into the air].
New love? Earlier this month, Bobby hinted that he had a new romance as he told host Claudia Winkleman and dance partner Dianne Buswell on Strictly about someone he ‘shares a bed with’
Rumbled: The EastEnders star stopped when he realised he had given himself away, while Dianne and Claudia laughed at his discomfort
Exes: Bobby has previously been linked to model Liberty Love (pictured in May 2022), but the pair then split up in 2022 after an on-off relationship
‘I woke myself up doing that. The week before, the person I shared a bed with, I turned and I said this is the…’
The star stopped when he realised he had given himself away, while Dianne, 34, and Claudia laughed at his discomfort.
Claudia then joked: ‘Who wants to pull on that string?’ With Bobby retorting, ‘Anyway!’ In a desperate attempt to move on.
Bobby has previously been linked to model Liberty Love, but the pair then split up in 2022 after an on-off relationship.
Angela says: ‘Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!’
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.’
Profession: Comedian and radio presenter
Eddie says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me, understands that music and dance is so important and central to who I am. I’m so unbelievably proud and honoured that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 Team. I promise you, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
Profession: TV presenter
Angela says: ‘I’m not particularly fit, I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to this dancing. I’ve never done any dances apart from drunken jiving at a wedding!’
Profession: Actor and presenter
Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro. Get me on that dance floor…I can’t wait!’
Profession: Coronation Street star
Ellie says: ‘It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!’
Profession: EastEnders star and model
Bobby says: ‘I’m so excited to be part of the Strictly line up, I can’t wait to start training like a professional dancer and adding a few moves to my locker. I’m looking forward to performing in-front of everyone.’
Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited, and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show I have watched in awe as people have twirled and gyrated across the screen. And now it’s my turn…..gulp!’
Profession: Broadcaster and ex tennis player
Annabel says: ‘I have always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and looking forward to finding some joyfulness in the process.’