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Strictly Come Dancing fans STUNNED to spot a VERY famous face on last night's show

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Strictly Come Dancing fans spotted someone very special on the show last night...

Strictly Come Dancing fans were surprised to see Prince Harry on their screens last night supporting friend JJ Chalmers.

The Duke of Sussex made his first TV appearance since stepping down as a senior member of the royal family earlier this year.

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Amy had a surprise visitor to chat to JJ last night... (Picture: BBC)

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will already know that JJ served in the Royal Marines in Afghanistan where he was injured in a bomb blast.

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JJ then went on to compete in the Invictus Games, which were created by Prince Harry.

Since then the pair have become firm friends, with JJ and his wife Kornelia being invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018.

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Strictly fans were thrilled to see Harry on their screens last night (Picture: BBC)

A royal visitor 

Last night Harry made a surprise appearance via video link up as JJ and his dance partner Amy Dowden trained for the jive.

The pair were training in their dance studio as Amy surprised JJ with a video chat with Prince Harry, and he couldn't have been happier to see his friend on the computer screen.

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Harry offered JJ some words of encouragement (Picture: BBC)

Prince Harry said: "When I first met JJ he was a shell of himself.

"But then to see you shine through Invictus and to be yourself again, that was the start on an amazing journey."

As Amy and JJ gave Prince Harry a sneaky preview of their jive, Harry added: "I'm genuinely proud. You're not a dancer, but are proving that you can actually do whatever you put your mind to, which is amazing."

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Prince Harry enjoyed watching JJ doing his jive (Picture: BBC)

Last night's Strictly Come Dancing also saw Anton du Beke make his debut as a Strictly judge.

Anton was stepping in for Motsi Mabuse in her absence while she self isolates after a trip to Germany.

The show continues tonight for the Sunday night results show.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 airs on Saturday nights at 7.15pm and Sunday nights at 7.25pm on BBC One.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.