Strictly Come Dancing‘s Fleur East is “concerned” about performing the rumba on Saturday’s (November 26) show.
Talking to Radio Timesthe former x Factor star said it’s hard to get away with any mistakes due to the “slow and controlled” nature of the dance.
Asked if she was worried about performing the rumba with professional partner Vito Coppola this weekend, Fleur said: “I’m always worried because there are so many different technical elements to each dance and they’re also very specific.
“This dance has so much detail, and because it’s a rumba, it’s slow and controlled, so you can see every part of it as well, so you can’t really get away with anything.”
“It’s very technical,” she added. “Lots of footwork, lots of toes, lots of ankle situations. And we’re doing it in front of the queen of the rumba, so no pressure!”
Fleur and Vito will perform the rumba to the Sugababes’ 2003 hit “Too Lost In You”. Last week they performed the couple’s election dance to a Destiny’s Child megamix and received the first 40 of the series, with Craig Revel Horwood finally using paddle number 10.
Craig said, “One word, four syllables starting with F. Fab-u-lous!” While Shirley Ballas described the performance as an “iconic routine that will go down in history”.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that earlier Coronation Street Star Kym Marsh and her professional partner Graziano Di Prima will not take part in this weekend’s show after the actress tested positive for Covid-19.
All being well, the pair will return to the competition on Friday 2. December (when the live show airs a day early due to the World Cup schedule).
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while the spin-off shows Strictly: It takes two broadcast weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are also streaming on BBC iPlayer.
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