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Watch Enders’ cast dazzle in Children In Need dance - which nearly tripped up Gillian Taylforth

Members of the EastEnders cast - including their child stars - put on a dance show for Children In Need (opens in new tab) that was full of razzle-dazzle - and one wardrobe malfunction that nearly saw Gillian Taylforth (opens in new tab) fall flat on her face.

Gillian was dancing alongside Jonny Labey (opens in new tab) (who plays Paul Coker) when she got her heel caught in the hem of her dress and had to perform some unchoreographed moves to get back in step with her co-stars.

Gillian was nearly floored when she got her heel caught in the hem of her dress

It gave Gillian and Jonny a fit of the giggles but didn’t spoil the cast’s production, just added to the fun.

Gillian tweeted afterwards: “Oops. But hey.. It's all for a good cause (Who cares about a wardrobe malfunction?) #CiN #EastEnders

Gillian got a fit of the giggles after her slip-up

And Gillian did get back into the swing of things on stage pretty quickly.

The dancer who really wowed the studio audience, though, was Bonnie Langford (opens in new tab), 51, whose legs put on a show of their own before she joined a breathtaking tap dance sequence in the cast’s energetic routine, danced to “Putting on the Glitz” from the musical “Top Hat”.

Bonnie had all the right moves

Danny-Boy Hatchard (opens in new tab) (who plays Lee Carter), was a bit of revelation, as he showed some smooth moves dancing with a cane.

And Lin Blakley (opens in new tab) (Pam Coker) wore the dress when she and Roger Sloman (opens in new tab) (recently revealed cross-dresser Les Coker/Christine) took to the stage and gave the viewers a little twirl.

(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Roger and Lin came out for a twirl

The soap’s young stars provided the “Aaaaaah” factor, with Eliot Carrington (opens in new tab) (Bobby Beale), Aine Garvey (opens in new tab) (Lily Branning), Amaya Edward (opens in new tab) (Jade Green), Abbie Knowles (opens in new tab) (Amy Mitchell) and Arian Chikhlia (opens in new tab) (Kamil Masood) taking to the stage for a little swaying and shuffling.

(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

The junior members of the EastEnders cast were also in the line-up

Back in the Queen Vic, viewers and celebrity guests were entertained by Peter Andre (opens in new tab), who performed swing classics “Mack the Knife”, “Beyond the Sea” and “Come Fly With Me” (with Shane Richie (opens in new tab) shuffling around him), plus a reworked version of his hit “Mysterious Girl”.

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Shane swayed while Peter crooned

EastEnders (opens in new tab) continues on BBC1, Monday, November 16, 8.00pm - and the cast will have their dancing shoes off and fighting faces back on.

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