Video: everyone’s talking about Gleb Savchenko after the first live Strictly Come Dancing…

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It was Call the Midwife’s Helen George and Aljac Skorjanec who topped the leader board after Strictly Come Dancing’s first live show - but it’s new Russian pro dancer Gleb Savchenko that everyone’s talking about the day after.

“I’m watching Strictly this year purely for @Gleb_Savchenko” tweeted one viewer.

“Be still our beating hearts!” tweeted another.

Gleb is paired with Countryfile presenter Anita Rani - and she’s pretty excited, too.

“Oh yeah, I’m the cat that got the cream!” Anita tweeted after finding out Gleb is her dance partner for the contest.

So who is the Russian dancer all the women are rushing to watch?

Well, for a start, Gleb, 31, is married to fellow dancer Elena and they have a four-year-old daughter, Olivia.

Unsurprisingly, Gleb has also worked as a model but dancing is his first love…

He has done America, Australia and Russia’s versions of Strictly and has travelled the world competing and performing. His speciality is Latin dancing.

Gleb has been dancing since he was eight years old and has danced in a L’Oreal advert with Jennifer Lopez, which you can watch below.

You can see Gleb in action again with Anita on Saturday, October 3.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight on BBC1, 6.15pm.