Claudia Winkleman expresses concerns over Dan and Nadiya’s jive: ‘I’m worried’10/30/2021
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Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman was on Radio 2 on Saturday morning, where she discussed all things Strictly. This week she was joined by superfan, Reverend Kate Bottley, and Strictly podcast host Kim Winston. They began to discuss this week’s upcoming dances and about Dan Walker and his professional dance partner Nadiya Bychkova, who will be performing the jive. Claudia expressed her concerns for Dan due to his height.
Claudia was speaking about a former celebrity contestant, Scott Mills, who performed his Samba dressed as a crab back in 2014, and since that iconic moment, no one has been a crustacean since.
However, Claudia revealed: “Tonight, Dan and Nadiya are going full lobster, they’re doing a lobster jive, sure I don’t know why it’s Halloween either, but we’re all embracing it.”
They will be dancing to The B-52’s ‘Rock Lobster’, which Claudia exclaimed: “It’s quite spooky, the B-52’s, oh it’s a good Halloween song.
“And they’re doing a jive, the jive famously difficult for a tall person, he’s seven-foot 10, slightly exaggerating.
“But Kate, are you worried about it, I’m worried, or do you think they’ll be fine?”.
Kate replied: “No, I think what we’ve seen from Dan over the last few weeks is that he had thrown himself into the whole process.
“He honestly did not think he would get this far, but every week is a bonus for him, and he’s just having the best time ever.
“Him and his partner are getting on so well, and they’re having so much fun I just think they’re going to have a blast!” She said.
Claudia also asked: “What can you tell us about the lobster jive, do you have information, are they going to be using real claws, Kim?”
“Basically, all I’m going to say to you is life-sized fish tank,” Kim revealed with Claudia gasping in excitement and shock.
Last week, Dan and Nadiya performed the Viennese Waltz and received a score of 28 out of a possible 40.
At the beginning of his dance, in the pre-recorded video, he explained he was dedicating their dance to his wife as the song, ‘She’s always a woman’, was her favourite.
His wife and children surprised him in the studio to watch him and Nadiya rehearse and have a sneak peek of their dance.
However, this week Dan is bookmakers William Hill favourite to be booted from the competition with his odds at 9/2.
Rupert Adams, a spokesperson for William Hill, said: “We thought that Judi Love’s departure in the next round was all but formality.
“But with money coming for Dan Walker at 9/2, it may not be as clear cut as first thought.”
Today, Dan took to his Twitter account to thank his fans ahead of tonight’s Halloween special and wrote: “And I know I’m favourite to go home, I am every week,” alongside a laughing emoji.
“I’m not worried about that, my family are loving it, my friends can’t believe it, and the support is incredible.
“Also… I’m learning something amazing from someone amazing… I intend to enjoy every minute of it,” with two dancing emoji’s next to it.
The remaining ten contestants will perform tonight for another chance to stay in the competition and to win the all-important Glitterball.
Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight at 7:10pm on BBC One.
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