Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Katie Piper was left fighting back tears as judges tore into her performance and handed her one of the lowest scores ever. The inspirational former model and TV presenter had put in a nervous performance in week one but had desperately tried to conquer her fears this week. This week dancing the Pasa Doble with partner Gorka Marquez, she put on a brave face and was widely praised by Strictly fans for her confidence and style. Piper has never danced before and revealed before the show began that she fails to clap in time. She added: “Any fear or reservations I have is that I don’t have the natural rhythm. I like that side of it that will be a challenge because I’m quite a competitive person. If I have something in my life that I can’t do then it inspires me to learn it.” But as Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood delivered his verdict, he didn't hold back on criticising her dancing ability, from her timing to her footwork to … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing judges leave Katie Piper in tears
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SHE has spent more than a decade keeping husband Rod Stewart in check – but Penny Lancaster is about to face her biggest challenge yet. I can reveal that the former model and Loose Women star is becoming a copper as she joins one of the country’s busiest police forces. As part of new Channel 4 show Famous And Fighting Crime, Penny will go on the beat as a special constable with Cambridgeshire Constabulary. The fashion photographer will be responding to real 999 calls, working in custody and even taking part in high-risk drug raids. And she’s not alone. Joining her in uniform are, TV presenter and current Strictly contestant Katie Piper, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Gogglebox star Sandi Bogle and comedian Marcus Brigstocke. A TV source said: “It’s a wacky idea but all five of them will get stuck in and do their bit while joining the everyday heroes who keep Britain’s streets safe. “Criminals are sure to be in for a … [Read more...] about Katie Piper and Penny Lancaster become cops on the frontline for Channel 4’s Famous And Fighting Crime
Katie Piper could not be in better shape as she shimmies towards the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom and hopefully the Glitterball trophy too. Last week, the TV presenter was officially announced as the first star in the show’s 2018 celebrity line-up. News which comes as she celebrates shedding an astonishing two stone in just six months after adopting a new healthy eating and fitness plan following the birth of her second daughter. Three months after Penelope, known as ‘Pea’, was born in December, Katie, also mum to daughter Belle, four, decided to lose her baby weight and boost her feel-good endorphins by focusing on her physical and mental health. Now, having reclaimed her size 8-10 dress size, the 5ft 2ins TV presenter says the mental health benefits of eating well and training two to three times a week has allowed her to juggle motherhood with less anxiety and more confidence, too. Also, using mindfulness techniques which she has practised to conquer … [Read more...] about Mum-of-two Katie Piper shares diet tips which got her in shape for Strictly
Katie Piper has broken her silence over the news her acid attacker could be freed from jail as soon as next month. The 36-year-old model and campaigner shared a poignant message after the Mirror broke the news evil Stefan Sylvestre could be back on the streets within weeks - just as she opens a new chapter of her life with her stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Taking to her Instagram hours after the story broke, brave Katie - whose face was left scarred and disfigured when Sylvestre throw acid over her on the orders of her thuggish boyfriend - shared a quote text to her 700,000 followers. It read: "When the world says, 'give up', hope whispers, 'try it one more time'." Her emotional message comes as Sylvestre, 30, marks nine years behind bars since being caged. He was initially given a life sentence with a minimum of six years but in 2015 attempted to get parole. However, his application was blocked after prison bosses deemed him unfit for release. A Parole Board spokeswoman said of the … [Read more...] about Katie Piper breaks silence over news her acid attacker could be freed in weeks
Dust off your leotards and polish your sparkly shoes, because one of TV's most glamorous shows is set to return. Strictly Come Dancing will waltz back onto our TV screens this autumn, with a host of famous faces in tow. Katie Piper has been confirmed as the first contestant. She revealed the news this morning on BBC Breakfast. Two more celebs will be confirmed this evening on the One Show, the Mirror online reports . But who else is rumoured to be making an appearance on this year's series? Confirmed Katie Piper Sharing the news on BBC Breakfast, the 34-year-old mother-of-one said, "Thank you so much, it's been so hard to keep it secret!" "The only person I told is my husband through text message and he thought I was joking!" she revealed, admitting she's worried about her lack of natural rhythm. "I already know how much of an amazing experience it will be for me and I can't wait to show my girls some of my new dance moves," the mother-of-two said. "I'm nervous to put on my dancing … [Read more...] about Strictly: Katie Piper confirmed- who else is rumoured to be in line-up?