Strictly Come Dancing fans call for Neil Jones to have celeb partner in next series

Strictly Come Dancing fans have called for Neil Jones to get a proper celebrity partner in next year’s series.

The professional dancer performed in tonight’s Christmas special with Anita Rani, showing her how to performing a stylish Foxtrot which gained stellar reviews from the judges.

However, with former Strictly contestant Seann Walsh in the audience, some fans reckoned they knew how Neil has suddenly shot to fame and fained himself a partner.

Neil became pretty well known during the last series, when his wife Katya Jones had a naughty snog with her celeb partner, Seann, who sat in the audience as Neil got the chance to perform.

Strictly Come Dancing fans call for Neil Jones to have celeb partner in next series

Neil and Anita performing
(Image: BBC / Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing fans call for Neil Jones to have celeb partner in next series

They did a brilliant lift
(Image: BBC / Guy Levy)

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He and Anita performed the Foxtrot on the dancefloor, to a fantastic Michael Buble classic, which got Head Judge Shirley Ballas going as she declared he had done some "excellent choreography."

She told him they brought "the magic to Christmas," before Darcey Bussell told Anita she had not "lost any of your flair."

Craig Revel Horwood also praised the choreography, saying the "accents and things you were highlighting were beautiful."

Apparently the style also impressed the fans, who took to social media to ask that Neil gets to perform with a partner again next year.

One said: "i’m so happy @ Mr_NJones got a celebrity partner for the Christmas special; @ bbcstrictly PLEASE give him a celebrity partner for next year’s show! # strictly"

Strictly Come Dancing fans call for Neil Jones to have celeb partner in next series

The pair scored 35 for their amazing dance
(Image: BBC / Guy Levy)

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Another said: "# Strictly Neil Jones shouldn’t be just in specials he should have a chance as a proper dancer like Kevin Clifton and the rest"

A third added: "GWARN NEIL seriouslythough he needs to be given a partner next series # Strictly"

However, after spotting Seann in the audience alongside some of the other Strictly stars, old and new, some fans wondered whether Neil’s sudden prominence in the show came about as a result of Seann’s "intervention."

One said: "Think the ginger lad on # StrictlyComeDancing should thank @ seannwalsh for giving him some publicity .. as he actually got a dance partner on Christmas # Strictly at last"

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special airs on Christmas Day.

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