Strictly Come Dancing champion Kelvin Fletcher’s first thought after lifting the glitterball was to give his wife a cuddle. The former Emmerdale star, 35, said he had felt guilty for being an absent husband and dad while training hard with pro dance partner Oti Mabuse, 29. Kelvin’s wife Elizabeth was in the audience and cheered him to victory. Afterwards, emotional Kelvin said: “I’m going on holiday next week with my family to get away for a few days. “I’ve felt a little bit guilty being away from them so I will take them away and just see them and hold them.” The actor, who played Emmerdale’s Andy Sug- den for 20 years, married Elizabeth in 2015. They have two children, Marnie, three, and Milo, one. The thrilled star said: “I’m going to go cuddle my wife, cuddle my mum and dad, my brothers are here, and just take stock really. “I need five minutes to let it all settle. … [Read more...] about Strictly’s Kelvin Fletcher to take family break after guilt over dance practice
The news that Dame Darcey Bussell is to step down from Strictly Come Dancing has left a giant gap on the judges' desk.The former Royal Ballet principal dancer said on Wednesday she is stepping down after seven series to focus on "other commitments" in dance.Her spokesperson said reports in a tabloid newspaper suggesting she decided to leave because she was embarrassed by "scandals" on the show and pay issues were "categorically untrue".Here are eight possible contenders for the plum position on BBC One's hit show.Oti MabuseA professional Latin American dancer, Oti joined Strictly in 2015 as dance partner to Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo.Cast on the show following a stint on ITV's Let's Dance, Mabuse quickly won over audiences with her infectious charisma.Earlier this year she starred as a captain on BBC One's new talent contest The Greatest Dancer, a commitment that saw her drop out of her Strictly duties in 2018.Speaking to BBC News in March, the 28-year-old described the experience as … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing: Who might replace Darcey Bussell?
Kelvin Fletcher and his professional partner Oti Mabuse were announced as the winners of this year's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday evening. And fans focused their attention on his father's emotional display as the champ's doting parent was spotted breaking down in tears over his successful stint. Warren Fletcher was left speechless as he sobbed from the sidelines alongside Kelvin's mother and his wife Liz Marsland, with viewers admitting they were 'in bits' over his tearful appearance. Overwhelmed: Champ Kelvin Fletcher's dad Warren was spotted breaking down in tears over his son's successful stint during Strictly's live final on Saturday evening The King of The Dancefloor's parent couldn't contain his happiness as he cheered on the former Emmerdale star, 35, before sharing a hug with his wife. Viewers praised Warren for his support towards the actor, with one tweeting: 'I think your dad's reaction last night had us all in bits! You did it because you worked so hard and we … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing final: Fans left ‘in bits’ as champ Kelvin Fletcher’s dad is spotted breaking down in tears from the audience over his son’s victory
Strictly Come Dancing viewers have accused Taylor Swift of 'miming' during her performance on Saturday night's final. The singer, 30, performed her hit single Lover while playing the piano on the show but some fans were convinced she was actually lip synching. One viewer took to Twitter and wrote: 'Nice bit of miming from Taylor Swift on Strictly there,' while another said: 'I'm 100% sure she was miming. Why?' Accusation: Strictly Come Dancing viewers have accused Taylor Swift, 30, of 'miming' during her performance on Saturday night's final Another fan said: 'Love that Taylor Swift song... but was she miming?' and another equally unimpressed viewer wrote: 'So obvious that Taylor Swift was miming'. Following the speculation, a Taylor fan account on Twitter claimed that the singer actually pre-recorded her Strictly performance a week in advance. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Strictly Come Dancing 2019 final: Kelvin Fletcher and crying... Strictly Come Dancing voting … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing viewers accuse Taylor Swift of miming during her performance in the final
She narrowly missed out on taking home the Glitterball trophy on Saturday nights Strictly Come Dancing Final. But Amy Dowden appeared fresh faced on Sunday as she left the hotel she had stayed at the night before following the wild wrap party. The 28-year-old dancer looked sporty chic in a grey and black zip up jacket and casual black leggings. Fresh faced: Amy Dowden, 28, appeared fresh faced on Sunday as she left the hotel she had stayed at the night before following the wild wrap party Carrying a red Starbucks cup in hand the Welsh beauty smiled at the camera sporting a no makeup look and casual pony tail. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Maura Higgins continues to fuel speculation 'she's set to... Strictly champion Kelvin Fletcher beams as he leaves series... Caroline Flack's ex-fiancé Andrew Brady posts non-disclosure... The Apprentice EXCLUSIVE: Scarlett Allen-Horton HITS BACK at... Share this article Share She opted for a pair … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing finalist Amy Dowden remains upbeat as she leaves her hotel the morning after narrowly missing out on the Glitterball trophy