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Eastenders actor Danny-Boy Hatchard showed BBC One viewers that 'nobody puts a Carter in the corner' - But will his moves land him a spot on Strictly next year?
It's not everyday that we get to see Eastenders character Lee Carter with a smile on his face, but on BBC One's Children In Need special the actor was having 'The Time Of His Life', wowing viewers with his fancy footwork.
The annual charitable appeal show saw the cast of Eastenders let their feet do the talking in an 80's dance medley - which saw the Lee Carter actor team up with on-screen wife Whitney played by actress Shona McGarty - steal the show as they re-enacted the iconic Dirty Dancing end dance - 'I've had The Time Of my Life'.
The pair shimmied and swayed their way into the viewers Twitter feeds, even managing to attempt - 'THE LIFT' - something many of us wouldn't dream of doing so close to a Christmas dinner. But it was the effortless rhythm of our good ol Danny-Boy that got fans commenting.
Viewers were so impressed in fact, that they unitedly took to social media in petition for TV soap star to be added to Strictly Come Dancing's line up next year! With one user commenting: "Get Lee On Strictly!!"
So Lee Carter from Eastenders will be on Strictly next year... #CIN— Emma Rees (@ammelou) November 18, 2016
Is this an eastenders group audition for strictly 2017? #CiN— Fay Thomson (@fairyfayT) November 18, 2016
This years fundraising show, presented by Tess Daly, Graham Norton, Greg James, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle and Marvin Humes, also saw the rest of the cast dance together for the 80's classic 'Fame' followed by Richard Blackwood, who plays Vincent Hubbard in the soap, shake a leg or two to 'Footloose'.
The Children In Need Appeal show 2016 was the first one since the death of regular host, Sir Terry Wogan, who passed away last year after a battle with cancer.
Stars honoured the memory of the TV legend with special performances throughout the night, with the show releasing a statement which read: "This year will feel very different as the great Sir Terry Wogan is no longer with us but we will do our best to honour his memory."
R.I.P Sir Terry Wogan