Thameslink’s Elstree & Borehamwood station staff swapped tickets for tangos when they helped celebrate the final of Strictly Come Dancing.

TV producers asked Thameslink and Elstree’s First Impressions group to take part in a series of short clips shot at the station for a film in which people from all walks of life around the country say what they have liked best about the hit show this year.

The film was broadcast as part of the BBC1 show, at Elstree Studios, in Borehamwood, on Saturday.

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Jaren was given the honour of introducing the short film. Picture: BBC iPlayer

A number of different pieces were filmed, although not all were used.

Bob Redman, from the First Impressions Group, was recorded saying "Never mind Hollywood, come to Borehamwood", while Thameslink media manager Roger Perkins told viewers that judge Craig Revel Horwood was a great judge - because he is so "grumpy".

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Bob Redman compared Hollywood with Borehamwood!

But it was train driver Jaren Stanley who introduced the compilation, from the driving seat of a train cab in the station, over a tannoy system.

Grinning Rachel James in the ticket office told viewers Strictly was “Just the ticket!” and station manager Marc Asamoah recollected Pashley's first class performance on the dance floor, for which he brandished a judge’s paddle ‘10’ from the first class doorway of a Thameslink train.

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Rachel James (left) and Ellie Arkle in the Elstree & Borehamwood ticket office.

Thameslink information controllers put up a special notice on one of the large station screens to say "Strictly Come Dancing Final - keeeeeep dancing!"

Sadly, neither Rachel, Marc nor the special notice made the final cut.

Mr Redman said: “We’ve done so much to promote the special status of Elstree to the world of film and television and this was a great opportunity to showcase the town and its railway station to the nation.”

Station manager Mr Asamoah added: “This was a lovely way to celebrate the town and the station’s role in the community.”

The compilation can be seen two hours into the show on BBC iPlayer.