Strictly fans overjoyed after spotting Emma Thompson supporting husband Greg Wise

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Strictly Come Dancing fans were overjoyed after spotting Dame Emma Thompson in the audience to watch her husband Greg Wise.

The 62 year old actress appeared in the audience on Week One of the BBC show alongside their daughter Gaia Romilly Wise, 21, to support her husband Greg, 55, who danced the American Smooth to Frank Sinatra's That's Life with professional dancer Karen Hauer.

Greg and Karen scored 24 for their routine with judge Shirley Ballas scoring the pair five as she emphasised how the actor needed the 'fundamentals' to progress in the competition.

The actor, who played Lord Louis Mountbatten in The Crown, revealed how he was 'pathetically grateful' to his wife after Claudia Winkleman shared how the Cruella actress 'persuaded' him to take part in the show.

Emma looked delighted with Greg's performance as she beamed at the camera and applauded the stunning Week One routine.

Meanwhile fans were delighted to see Dame Emma in the audience and took to Twitter to share their joy.

One penned: "Wholly obsessed with Emma Thompson just living her best life in the audience at Strictly."

Another added: "Emma Thompson is giving me life on Strictly."


Emma and Greg welcomed their first child, a daughter called Gaia, in 1999.

The Love Actually actress struggled to conceive again naturally which led to the couple’s decision to adopt their second child, a son called Tindyebwa Agaba Wise.

She, Greg, Gaia and Tindy were photographed outside the palace after Emma received her Damehood for services to drama.

After eight years of dating, the couple married in July 2003 with Gaia as their flower girl. Greg wore a traditional Scottish kilt for the occasion.

Meanwhile Emma has joked that she’s given her husband Greg condoms in case he falls victim to the infamous ‘Strictly curse’.

Speaking ahead of Greg’s dancing debut, the Oscar winner told The Sun: “I am worried about the Strictly curse, very much so. I have put a packet of Durex into Greg’s good luck card. Just two. But you don’t know, do you?”

The star went on: “They haven’t got time for a lot of s***ing, I hope, they’ll be so exhausted!”

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