EastEnders: Whitney and Lee’s Dirty Dancing stuns Children in Need viewers

Actors Shona McGarty and Danny-Boy Hatchard wowed the show's audience


Lee Carter may currently be suffering with rising debt and workplace bullying, but EastEnders actor Danny-Boy Hatchard was dancing away those on-screen woes last night with a stunning Children in Need performance.


Partnering his equally assured co-star Shona McGarty, who plays Whitney Carter on the BBC1 soap, Hatchard took to the stage for a knockout routine based on a string of 80s movie hits.

The actor’s turn in the spotlight saw him play Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing, while McGarty portrayed Baby Houseman – and let’s just say that fans wanted to see more next year on Strictly!


This year’s Children in Need extravaganza raised a record £46.6m and featured a host of celebrities including Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Eddie Redmayne and Ricky Gervais.

You can watch Danny-Boy Hatchard and Shona McGarty in action below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all next week’s drama on EastEnders.


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