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Strictly fans confused as elephant joins Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse’s routine

Strictly Come Dancing viewers were left scratching their heads on Saturday as comedian Bill Bailey and professional dance partner Oti Mabuse were joined by a special guest on the dance floor.

The dynamic duo sent judges and viewers wild with their animal themed Quickstep.

Bill and Oti scored an impressive 24 out of 30 during the latest instalment of the BBC competition, nine points more than last week.

Towrds the end of their performance, they were joined by an computer-generated imagery of an elepant.

Viewers at home rushed to their keyboards as they spotted the magnificent creature on the show.

Taking to Twitter, one confused fan penned: "Was that elephant real?"

Another added: "How did they get an elephant in the studio?"

A third said: "Am I hallucinating or did I just see a fucking massive elephant on my screen?"

While a fourth said: "Yes, an elephant! Of course. Just what I wanted.."

Speaking on Stictly spin-off show It Takes Two earlier this week, Bill explained: "There is an animal theme, it's a bit of a Dr Dr Dolittle vibe going on. There will be some animals featuring in the dance, I don't quite know what form, at this stage.

"We will be dancing around them, and there will be an animal vibe to it."

Bill then joked: "I will be holding an ant eater for most of the dance."

"No, you'll be in frame for most of the dance!" interjected Oti.

The pair also spoke to host Zoe Ball about the reaction to their first routine, a Cha Cha which scored 15 points with a three from Craig Revel Horwood.

Oti praised Bill's "commitment" as he vowed to be more than a 'joke act'.

The funnyman said: "I've immersed myself in it. I want to do it properly out of respect for professional dancers but also I think you get more out of it if you through yourself into it."

Speaking about Craig's low score in particular, Bill continued: "It was deserved, I think the technique was a little lacking, but he's a prophet, Craig, he is a guru of dance.

"The comment was I invented an entirely new genre of dance

"So he is seeing into the future, he has looked at the crystal ball of dance and seen that it has a beard.

"He is a dance Nostradamus, a nostra dancus, if you will."

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One

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