Strictly star Susannah Constantine reveals her husband hired her a professional dance coach to help her ‘cheat’

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STRICTLY’S Susannah Constantine revealed she nearly “cheated” ahead of the new series by working with a professional dance coach.

In a bid to close the gap with her rivals, Susannah shared how her husband Sten sought outside help for his wife.

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She told the Mirror: “My husband even found me a local professional dance tutor.

“But I didn’t want to get done for cheating. In hindsight, I regret it.”

Susannah doesn’t think she’ll last long in this year’s competition.

The fashion guru, 55, has prediected she’ll be the first celeb contestant voted off the show.

Susannah is convinced she’ll be the first to leave the show
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And she admits he’s already struggling with the BBC ballroom series’ gruelling five day training regime.

She told the Mail On Sunday: “I’m doing Strictly – and I’m already bottom of the leader board.

“Not only was I the last to be named as a contestant in this year’s show, the bookies are tipping me to be the first to leave.

“And after the early rehearsals, I have to admit they have a point.

The fashion guru admits she’s already struggling with the gruelling training sessions
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“What. On. Earth. Possessed me to sign up? Most people have at least a smidge of rhythm, but as deep as I have dug to find mine, that well is completely dry.

“It’s not just that I’m the oldest and by some distance least glamorous of the competitors, I’m also the most uncoordinated person I know – or anyone who knows me knows.”

She added: “I’m the sort of person who stumbles off the end of airport travelators.

“I run competently when my feet land straight. The one time they didn’t, I broke an ankle, which doesn’t bode well for the fancy footwork required on Strictly.

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“I am what Craig on the judging panel would call a Dance Disaster. And he probably will.”

Meanwhile, TV insiders have told The Sun’s Bizarre column that the industry has been left baffled by the underwhelming set of celebs who’ve been booked to appear on the show.

The likes of  Capital FM radio sidekick Vick Hope, Paralympian Lauren Steadman and YouTuber Joe Sugg are all set to join the star on the dance floor.

One top showbiz agent said: “It is literally the talk of the business at the moment, nobody can believe it.

TV insiders have been left bemused by this year’s crop of celebs
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“It’s the biggest show on telly, but so many of the names involved this time around are virtually unheard of.

“It’s like everyone has been put off by the fear that it might destroy their relationship.”

Other names in the line-up include Steps singer Faye Tozer, Blue’s Lee Ryan, actor Danny John Jules and documentary maker Stacey Dooley MBE.


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