Strictly fans praise THIS impressive moment as the highlight of Saturday night's show

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Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing wowed viewers yet again, as it's been revealed that the semi-final pulled in an impressive 10.2 million viewers - beating out competition I'm A Celebrity.

But there was one moment in particular that has seemed to stun fans - and it came from hot favourite to win, Joe McFadden.

The former Holby City star - whose character was recently killed off the soap - is paired with professional dancer Katya Jones in the competition. And on the semi-final, the pair pulled off a move which proved super impressive.

In the duo's second dance of the night, they performed the Argentine Tango - a notoriously difficult number.

But it was the final move of the dance which left viewers gobsmacked, as Katya lifted Joe into the air by his legs!

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The couple appeared to defy gravity as Katya lifted Joe's entire body weight - while the actor pulled himself up.

Strictly viewers were left stunned by the technical lift, with one writing on Twitter, "How INCREDIBLE was that final lift! We had to rewatch it so many times and still have NO idea how you did it!"

While another fan wrote, "Outstanding @mrjoemcfadden. You are something else son


", and a third said, "That final move was absolutely fantastic!



A fourth fan professed it was the highlight of the night for them, saying "Best performance of the night for me."

And it seems the impressive feat has sparked somewhat of a trend too, with Strictly fans across the UK posting their own attempts of the lift on social media.

Joe himself even responded to one fan who had filmed their attempt, writing, "We've started a craze, please post your attempts!!" above the video.

And hilariously, other fans followed suit, posting videos of their lifts online.

With their impressive moves, Joe and Katya found themselves tied at second place on the leaderboard, with fellow contestant Debbie McGee and her partner Giovanni Pernice.

On Sunday night, Joe joins Mollie King, Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee, and Gemma Atkinson in the Strictly semi-final results show. The couples were judged on two dances on Saturday night. So who will be going home this week?

Strictly Come Dancing continues Sunday night, BBC One, at 7.15pm.

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