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HRVY from Kent makes BBC Strictly Come Dancing history with his score

He once confessed he would never get over his nerves of dancing live, but Kent's HRVY stormed to Strictly history tonight.

The YouTube star, from Hartley, and professional dance partner Janette Manrara scored three straight 10s for their Couple's Choice routine, which featured an energetic routine.

HRVY on tonight's show Picture: BBC
HRVY on tonight's show Picture: BBC

Presenter Claudia Winkleman revealed it was the first time a couple have ever swept the board for 10s in week six of the show.

HRVY, real name Harvey Cantwell, is 21, and used to go to Dartford 's Leigh Academy.

The pair knew they had done well when two of the judging panel stood up to hail their routine.

Judge Motsi Mabuse, said "What an unbelievable night to come back to. Unbelieveable. I felt that music through you. It was thumping in my heart. There's so many good things you did in there. We feel what you felt. It was priceless."

In a move away from traditional ballroom style, Strictly brought in a new dance category called the Couple’s Choice.

The couple drop to the floor as the scores are announced Picture: BBC
The couple drop to the floor as the scores are announced Picture: BBC

This category allows the pairs approaching it to choose from one of three new styles that they reckon will best show off their celebrity’s moves.

Craig Revel Horwood, known for being one of the tougher judges, called their dance Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).

Earlier this year HRVY revealed nerves nearly got the better of him during the early shows.

Speaking to KentOnline he said: "I will never get over nerves when I have to perform.

"I think the live shows took me by surprise. I've done live things before, but for some reason when you see the red light on the camera and you're dancing it just feels completely different.

"It almost throws you a little bit because you know behind that camera there are millions of people watching at home – it is very scary."

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