Bobby Brazier’s dance tribute to Jade Goody leaves dad Jeff Brazier in tears
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 26, 2023 - 08:59PM
Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell paid tribute to Jade Goody (Picture: BBC)

paid tribute to his mum withon .

The 20-year-old actor and his professional dance partner , 34, performed contemporary moves to Maxwell’s This Woman’s work and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

His dad , who called Bobby a ‘walking tribute to his mum’ in the VT, shed a few tears in the audience.

And he wasn’t the only one as both and also got emotional while giving their critique.

Anton, 57, paid Bobby the ultimate compliment by saying that he would be proud if his six-year-old son turned out to be like him.

‘You danced it from your heart so I would say this is by far the best number you’ve done,’ Shirley, 63, told Bobby.

Bobby’s mother Jade died in 2009 aged 27 (Picture: Tim Rooke/Rex/Shutterstock)
Bobby and Dianne scored 37 for their beautiful routine (Picture: PA)

The dance scored an impressive 37, which landed him second on the leaderboard just behind Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola.

It wasn’t just his beautiful dancing that captured the hearts of those watching, but also his words.

Ahead of taking to the stage, he spoke about Goody, who died in 2009 aged 27 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Jeff watched with Freddie (Picture: BBC)
Shirley became emotional giving her critique (Picture: BBC)
Anton paid the ultimate compliment to Bobby (Picture: BBC)

He recalled seeing his mum as a ‘superhero’ and shared his wish: ‘I’d love to spend a day with her to see where I got my smile.’

While Jeff, 44, told cameras he was the ‘lucky’ parent.

‘I’m the one who gets to bring the boys up I’m the one who gets to watch him on Strictly and it brings so much joy to my life,  I’m very, very grateful for that.’ 

, 19, was also in the audience proudly supporting his brother.

Bobby and Dianne put on a beautiful performance (Picture: PA)

The Strictly viewers were also moved by his personal segment on the episode.

‘That was absolutely beautiful – his mum would be so proud of him,’ wrote one person on X, formerly Twitter.

The poignant dance began with Bobby and Dianne only visible through shadows on a tent and ended with Bobby looking at a lone shadow. One person felt particularly emotional after watching that conclusion: ‘Crying my eyes out. The last part of the dance where bobby was just looking at himself and his “mum” wasn’t there anymore.’

‘The walking tribute to his mam; haven’t been so emotional watching someone dance then this couples choice from bobby and dianne. the storytelling was so beautiful, and his mam would be so proud of him. definitely his best dance, so proud of this partnership,’ shared one viewer who was captivated by the performance.

Earlier this week, Bobby correctly predicted how the dance might make people feel.

‘I am a child, well there is me as a child and I come out as me now. I have got Dianne, who replicates a woman let’s say my mother probably,’ he explained on It Takes Two.

‘We go on this journey throughout. I don’t know the whole dance yet to tell you completely but it is emotional. I think there could be a few tears.’

Later on his Instagram Story, Bobby shared a heartfelt message about the routine dedicated to his late mother.

The actor shared a heartfelt message after his beautiful performance (Picture: Instagram/@bobbybrazier)

‘The inevitable tests of life can make us hate the world but bitterness only gets in the way of seeing our blessings. I’m so grateful for my story. God is great,’ he wrote, alongside a white heart emoji.

A black-and-white photograph was shown underneath, capturing a moment from his moving dance.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow at 7.20pm on BBC One and iPlayer.