Strictly Halloween special opens with tribute to Pete Burns

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Strictly Come Dancing opened Saturday night's Halloween special with a tribute to Pete Burns who died last week after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The weekly group dance was performed to the former Dead Or Alive frontman's biggest hit, You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).

Show bosses revealed the routine had been in the planning for months, adding :"We couldn't think of a better way to honour his name - and this brilliant track - than to make it the most spectacular Halloween Special group dance in the show's history."

Len and Craig
The dance opened with Len and Craig appearing from above the dance floor (BBC / Guy Levy)

Burns co-wrote the hit track which went to number one in the UK in 1985.

Following the dance, host Tess Daly said: "We send our love to his family and friends."