“A Potterhead dream”: Strictly fans delighted by Harry Potter opening during movies week

AJ Pritchard caught a snitch, Kevin Clifton starred as the boy who lived - and it went down a treat

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2018 - TX: 06/10/2018 - Episode: LIVE SHOW  (No. 3) - Picture Shows:  Strictly Come Dancing Pro Dancers - (C) BBC  - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing pros kicked off Saturday evening’s show with an elaborate Harry Potter-inspired dance routine in honour of movies week – and the viewers LOVED it.

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The routine saw the pros don Hogwarts uniforms with some elaborate visual effects, which saw AJ Pritchard playing Quidditch and snatching a snitch.

Strictly/ Harry Potter fans took to social media to share their delight.

“Honestly Strictly, seeing you dance to a Harry Potter theme is just what i needed this weekend,” Twitter user @Missfisherist wrote.

@Chloee96x added: “That Strictly Harry Potter intro was amazing! Love that they had AJ catching the snitch at the end, incredible!”

Check out some of the best fan reactions on Twitter below.

They were particularly enthused to see fan favourite pro Kevin Clifton rather fittingly playing Harry Potter. User @Fatherbananas even had an idea for a sequel: “Kevin Potter and the Paso Doble of Azkaban”. We would tune in…

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Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday at 7.4pm on BBC1


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