Strictly's Susanna Reid to waltz Bill Turnbull around BBC Breakfast studio
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Susanna Reid has revealed that she plans to rehearse for the show with BBC Breakfast co-presenter Bill Turnbull - behind their TV sofa.
Turnbull, 57, took part in the BBC1 show in 2005 while Reid, 42, is competing this year against the likes of Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden, model Abbey Clancy and fashion designer Julien Macdonald.
She told the Radio Times: "After we've grilled the politicians, discussed the weather and reviewed the papers (on BBC Breakfast), I'm relying on Bill to help me out when I forget the foxtrot, with a few refresher lessons behind the Breakfast sofa. Hold on tight, it's going to be bumpy ride."
The mother-of-three, who presents Breakfast with Turnbull from Salford, added: "People ask: how will you fit in the training? Can I really practise the tango on the train?
"Can other commuters cope with a bit of salsa in the aisles? Will my boys be embarrassed as I cha-cha-cha round the kitchen? Will my partner mind if I waltz to and from the washing machine?"
She said: "This is all going to happen. Dancing is going to be on my mind in all the quiet moments."
Reid, who only told her children that she was going on the show days before her name was announced, admitted that rehearsals had not been going well.
She said: "I'd only been with my professional partner - Kevin Clifton, patience personified - for five minutes and I'd forgotten the three Latin steps he'd taught me, or even which foot to start off with.
"They speak a different language on Planet Strictly and I am struggling with the alphabet.
"Everyone here is a gorgeous shade of caramel and the false eyelashes are stored in holdalls as big as suitcases."
Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid present 'Breakfast' from Salford
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered...
- 3 35,000 walrus gather on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- 4 Brad Pitt, on the moment he completely lost his temper with Clint Eastwood's son
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi's sex life
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon
Great British Bake Off semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
'Before They Pass Away': Endangered communities photographed 'like Kate Moss'
Former Tory donor Arron Banks ups his Ukip donation to £1million following William Hague 'nobody' comment
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- < Previous
- Next >