Pasha Kovalev and the late Caroline Flack during their Showdance on Strictly (Picture: BBC)
In 2014, she and Pasha won the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing, performing a Cha-Cha to Can You Feel It by The Jacksons and a showdance to Angels by Beverley Knight.
In lieu of the typical competition, this year’s Strictly Christmas special features a countdown of the top 25 memorable moments ever on the show, a list on which Caroline is featured twice.
Coming in eighth place is her and Pasha’s showdance, a spectacular, contemporary routine that saw the pair leave all of their emotions on the dancefloor.
Recalling his dance with Caroline, Pasha, 40, said that the audience was able to ‘connect’ with her as she showed her ‘real emotions’ through her dancing.
Former Strictly winner and judge Alesha Dixon, who made a special appearance on the show nine years after leaving for Britain’s Got Talent, said that in her opinion, the showdance allowed Caroline to show her ‘authentic self’.
‘What was so beautiful about Caroline and Pasha’s showdance is she was her authentic self within the dance, you could see her heart, you could see her passion,’ she said.
‘It shows Caroline at her very best,’ Craig added.
‘Beautiful technique, beautiful emotion and beautifully danced.’
The showdance routine ended with Caroline and Pasha spinning on the dancefloor, a moment that the professional dancer said had particular significance for the late television presenter.
According to Pasha, that spin marked the moment that Caroline finally believed that she was a ‘dancer’.
Numerous Strictly viewers paid tribute to Caroline while watching the Christmas special.
‘This dance was so beautiful she really was an angel sent from heaven who left us way too soon,’ one person said.
‘This dance gives me chills, what a gorgeous dancer she was,’ another wrote.
It was recently announced that a documentary about Caroline’s life has been commissioned by Channel 4.
The one-hour special will explore the impact of social media and the press on her life, in addition to the pressures she faced during her career.
The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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