The cast of EastEnders are known for their brilliant Children In Need skits every year.
But it’s fair to say the stars of the BBC soap have completely out-done themselves as they united for a toe-tapping performance during the live appeal show, in honour of classic movies from the 1980s.
Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter on the BBC soap, got the ball rolling as he starred as Tom Cruise in Top Gun on a motorbike – cruising through the streets of London.
Bonnie Langford traded her role of Carmel Kazemi to take on classic big-screen dance hit Flashdance.
Shona McGarty and Danny-Boy Hatchard, who play on-screen couple Whitney Dean and Lee Carter, impressed viewers with a routine from Dirty Dancing.
The actors danced to the film’s song (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life and attempted the lift made famous by the film’s stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.
Richard Blackwood – EastEnders’ Vincent Hubbard – showed off his moves as he danced to Kenny Loggins’s Footloose at the end of the performance.
Understandably, fans of EastEnders and viewers of Children In Need were overawed by the performance, and took to Twitter to share their delight.
Children in need !! What a performance eastenders ......loved it !!— Janheidijo..jannie. (@janniestatham) November 18, 2016
There was much, much love for Bonnie.
@bonnie_langford Hi Bonnie just seen your moves on Children in Need; you've still got it babe! Loving your work 👏😀— Boobie (@MightyMoosh) November 18, 2016
And Shona and Danny-Boy had viewers’ jaws dropping… and made them cry.
Whitney and lee were brilliant dancing to dirty dancing — watching Children in Need— lynn richardson (@lynnric59503965) November 18, 2016
@TeamEECarter IM CRYING AT WHITNEY AND LEE DANCING ON CHILDREN IN NEED— lou ᵇˡᵐ (@newtswinn) November 18, 2016
the Eastenders cast tho, Shona and Danny😍😍😍 #ChildrenInNeed— Stephh (@internetsmyhobi) November 18, 2016
The Eastenders dancing is actually really good? Shona McGarty is incredible— Andie (@AllTimeAJ) November 18, 2016
In particular, many fans were calling for Danny-Boy to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing 2017! Maybe this was his audition?
So Lee Carter from Eastenders will be on Strictly next year... #CIN— Emma R (@ammelou) November 18, 2016
Richard’s dance was a high point.
Although for some tweeters, it seemed to be the first time they realised he was actually part of the soap.
Is Richard Blackwood in Eastenders?— Karl Lilburn (@Karl_Lilburn) November 18, 2016
The first total of the night was revealed shortly after, with over £15 million raised so far for Children In Need.