HRVY is definitely one to watch on Strictly Come Dancing, but has he danced before? Here’s everything we know.

We’re already onto week three of Strictly Come Dancing 2020, and there are a few contestants that are proving to have some serious dance talent. Maisie Smith is a favourite to win, and Max George certainly has some skills from his time in boyband The Wanted.

However, there’s one more person who impressed the judges last week as he topped the leaderboard, and that was musician HRVY. The young singer definitely knows how to dance, so has he danced before?

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Who is HRVY?

Harvey Leigh Cantwell, better known as HRVY, is an English singer and television presenter.

HRVY started his singing career in 2013 when he released his first single Thank You before being chosen as a support artist for Little Mix’s Salute Tour. Since then, he has released numerous EP’s, supported The Vamps on Tour, and is about to release his first studio album in 2020.

The 21-year-old was also a presenter on CBBC’s Friday Download from 2014 to 2015.

HRVY showcases all his music on YouTube where he has 2.8 million subscribers, and he also has 4.5 million followers on Instagram.

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Has HRVY danced before?

HRVY wowed judges and viewers in his first week of Strictly Come Dancing 2020 where he danced the Jive with partner Janette Manrara, but has the young singer danced before?

Much to everyone’s surprise, the musician isn’t a professional dancer, and he didn’t attend a dance or musical theatre school.

However, as a singer, he would have likely received some sort of dance choreography training, and he often dances in his music videos. Traditionally, pop-stars usually do well on Strictly because they’re used to being on stage.

HRVY also appeared on a Sports Relief charity special of The Greatest Dancer back in March, performing a routine alongside other celebrities including Saffron Barker and Katie McGlynn.

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Twitter users react to HRVY’s talent

After the first proper week of dances, lots of viewers took to Twitter to discuss HRVY’s incredible talent.

One Twitter user said: “HRVY was honestly my favourite of the night and gave such an energetic fun jive #Strictly.”

“I’m watching strictly and I’ve never been a fan of HRVY but holy sh*t that jive was fantastic,” said another.

Another person said: “Omg what a performance from HRVY. That was off the chart. Fast paced great swivels and a great character. He has a really cheeky character. For me that was the best Jive I have seen ever. Wow wow wow. That was incredible.”

HRVY is definitely one to watch in the competition, and it’ll be interesting to see how he dances over the next few weeks.

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