Strictly viewers spot Emmerdale's Cain Dingle in the audience supporting Kelvin Fletcher

STRICTLY Come Dancing viewers were delighted tonight after spotting Emmerdale's Cain Dingle in the audience.

The Dales badboy – otherwise known as actor Jeff Hordley – was in the audience to support pal and former co-star Kelvin Fletcher in tonight's semi-final to see them get thier first 40 of the series.

One wrote: "Ah cain dingle in the audience ?? #Strictly"

A second said: "Cain Dingle in the audience is everything ? #Strictly"

Another added: "Yes!! Not only is it the #Strictly semi final, but Cain Dingle is in the audience!!! ????"

Kelvin has said he will be dancing for his son this weekend after he missed his first birthday.

The soap star's son turned one on Thursday but Fletcher was with his professional partner Oti Mabuse training for this week's semi-final, where each celebrity will dance twice.

Fletcher, 35, is dancing a paso doble to Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and a quickstep to The Lady Is A Tramp by the cast of Glee.

He said on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two: "I missed that one. That was Thursday. One, he is. I will hopefully be dancing for him this weekend and making up for it."

Fletcher is married to actress Liz Marsland, and they have a daughter, born in 2016, and a son, born in 2018.

He added: "Weirdly I find the paso more exhausting than the quickstep because the paso, visually it's a lot stiller.

"There's a lot less going on but the shaping is so unorthodox and so unnatural.

"That's what is so difficult. My back is killing. My legs are hurting. It's really hurting.

"It's an exciting challenge. It's been a challenging week but I just want to give it my all."

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