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Viewers were blown away by the 43-year-old ITV political correspondent’s glam transformation after she slipped into a stunning red dress for her routine to Beyoncé track End of Time.
Ranvir and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice impressed the judges with their routine, securing themselves joint second place on the leaderboard.
Former Strictly contestant Kate 53, was cheering on her friend from the comfort of her own home – and shared her reaction to Ranivr’s performance on Instagram.
The mother-of-two posted a snap of her colleague from her TV, writing in the caption: “OMG – she was amazing !!! @bbcstrictly @ranvirtv”.
Kate knows the challenges of Strictly all too well, having competed on the show back in 2007, where she and Anton du Beke finished in eighth place out of 14 couples.
Meanwhile, fans expressed their shock at seeing Ranvir all glammed up in her dazzling evening dress, with GMB star normally seen wrapped up warm in a waterproof coat as she stands outside parliament on the ITV breakfast show.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “I almost didn’t recognise Ranvir there, she looks bloody amazing!”
Another added: “Ranvir’s red dress is absolutely gorgeous. The #Strictly wardrobe team have done a great job again. Dress of the night for me.”
A third agreed: “RANVIR – she is a chameleon, is that really her?!?!?!?”
Ranvir finished the evening in joint place with Caroline Quentin and Nicola Adams.
Judge Craig Revel Horwood branded their performance a “great first dance”, while Motsi Mabuse said the star was the “most improved” celebrity from last week’s launch show.
It was a different evening for politician Jacqui Smith and her partner Anton Du Beke, who landed at the bottom of the leaderboard.
However, YouTuber HRVY and his partner Janette Manrara found themselves at the top of the scoreboard.
The singer, 21, ended up scoring 25 points in all, knocking EastEnders star Maisie Smith off the top spot of the for Week 1.
There was no public vote this week and the famous faces get another chance to improve their skills in time for next week’s instalment.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday night on BBC One