Jay McGuiness WON’T dance his Pulp Fiction-inspired Jive again in the Strictly final

Disappointed doesn't even cover it...

Brace yourselves for bitter disappointment, Strictly fans. Because Jay McGuiness will not – we repeat, NOT – be dancing his jaw-droppingly good Jive again in the final. 


Next week’s Strictly Grand Final sees the remaining four finalists perform one show dance, as well as a favourite from across the series. Naturally, we assumed Jay would be reprising the Pulp Fiction-inspired number he danced back in Movie Week. 

It was the stand out performance of the series so far, it left us speechless and bagged the first 10 of the series. It might have been overtaken by higher scores since, but nothing has beaten that surprise success so early in the competition.

But Jay’s his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani has revealed that tho duo have opted to confine the iconic dance to the archives, precisely because it was “such a perfect moment.”

Instead, Jay will be revisiting his Quickstep to The Who’s My Generation. 

Interestingly, this was his lowest scoring performance. He performed it the week after the Jive (when our expectations were obscenely high) and was awarded a disappointing 25 for his efforts.

So there’s definitely room for improvement!

And the Jive? Well, we’ll just have to keep this YouTube video on repeat for the foreseeable… 


Strictly Come Dancing: the Final is on Saturday at 6:35pm on BBC1