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Former Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan, 44, has spoken out in defence of football manager Tony Adams, 55, after went Full Monty for tonight’s show. The dancer insisted Tony is “not going anywhere” after the daring performance that received a huge reaction from social media. 

Strictly’s third Saturday of the competition had “movies” as the theme, and Tony’s partner Katya Jones decided on the film The Full Monty for their dance. 

The pair danced an extremely entertaining Samba to You Sexy Thing from the classic British movie, which hilariously saw Tony rip off both his trousers and his shirt for the routine.

Taking to Twitter, James told his 321,000 followers: “Tony is going nowhere again this week after reading your comments.

“You don’t have to be a great dancer to be entertaining,” he added. 

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The Arsenal legend showed himself to be a fantastic sport as he fully committed to the dance, and he even earned a couple of sixes from judges Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke.

People took to the comments section to weigh in on Tony’s memorable performance. 

Cathal Haughey wrote: “Tony gave it a go and it paid off, but you’ve got to say that Katya is a genius.”

Bev Johnson commented: “Absolutely brilliant @TonyAdams. This is what is strictly is about, start from nothing and improve each week. Loved It!”

Joe Walsh penned: “I loved it. That was the most fun had on that dance floor in years and I don’t think I’ve seen many people enjoy it as much as Tony did – and that’s infectious.”

SparkleSays added: “Never thought I’d say this but wow Tony! He did great! Credit to Katya too though for her teaching and bringing the best out of him.”

Gary remarked: “Tony left his inhibition at the door there and threw himself into it. Memorable and he looked like he enjoyed himself.”

A number of celebrities also took to social media to congratulate Tony on his jaw-dropping routine. 

With a string of laughing and blushing emojis, former BBC Breakfast host and Strictly star Dan Walker penned: “Fair play Sir Tony Adams.”

Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote: “Well that obviously deserves the full 40. Go Tony Adams! #Strictly”

Coronation Street’s Sally Ann Matthews added: “How can you not LOVE Tony Adams right now??!!”

Pop singer Boy George also weighed in, asking: “Who cannot totally love Tony Adams?”

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While comedian Tim Vine commented: “I can’t breathe!! Tony Adams ain’t in the bottom two tonight.”

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Adele Roberts also tweeted: “Go on Tony lad [laughing and clapping emojis]”. 

“Tony Adams has produced the greatest ever performance on Strictly,” added BBC sports pundit Chris Sutton.

Strictly Come Dancing returns tomorrow night at 7.20 on BBC One.

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