Keeeeep tweeting! Strictly Come Dancing gets its own score paddle emoji

The star-studded dancing competition has teamed up with Twitter so you can play at being a Strictly judge from the comfort of your sofa

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens tomorrow. It’s a brand new series, with 3 new professionals and 15 new (and probably rather nervous) celebrities. But they are not the only new additions: Strictly now has its very own emoji. 

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Twitter is introducing Strictly scores to its repertoire so viewers at home can play along with the judges and score each performance with their very own virtual paddles. 

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All you’ve got to do is tweet using the hashtag #strictly, followed by the number you’d like to score the dance you’re currently watching. 

So if you think someone deserves a 10 from Len, but Goodman himself isn’t obliging, tweet #Strictly10 and voila!

“I love the idea that people at home will be tweeting their own scores with these very funky mini scoring paddles,” judge Craig Revel Horwood says, adding: “I am sure that most people who tweet will be agreeing with my scores anyway though as I rarely get these things wrong darlings!”

The new emojis will be available from tomorrow, when the six of the celebs perform their first dances live on BBC1.

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Keeeeeep tweeting! 

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