Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Graziano Di Prima smashed the Guinness World Record for the most Botafogo dance steps in 30 seconds.
The 25-year-old Italian professional dancer completed 90 steps in 30 seconds, breaking Russian Strictly pro Artem Chigvintsev’s record of 79 from 2011.
He also beat out fellow dancer Giovanni Pernice, who previously managed to get 80 steps in the show’s Pro Dancing Challenge.
As soon as host Zoe Ball announced Graziano was the new world record holder, he excitedly jumped up and down on stage.
Visibly choked up, he told the host: ‘I’m so happy but so nervous at the same time.
‘Being the last day, you’re waiting and waiting… and now we are here finally!’
After being presented with the award, he held it up proudly and proclaimed: ‘I’m going to get emotional because I’ve been working hard for that.’
The win comes about after the announcement front runner in the competition, Kelvin Fletcher, is at risk of missing the final.
The soap star opened up on Strictly’s spin-off It Takes Two as he explained to Zoe Ball that he had ‘had a tough day’.
Speaking about the hit BBC show alongside he dance partner Oti Mabuse, he exclaimed: ‘We’ve had a tough day today. It’s been a really tough day.
‘It takes me ages to learn the dances. Normally by a Thursday, I’m normally just learning the dance.’
He went on to add: ‘I’m praying it’s going to be enough on Saturday.’
Zoe tried to make him feel better as she responded: ‘I think you’re being hard on yourself.
‘I think you’re not giving yourself enough credit.’
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.
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