Article: Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton pokes fun at Louise Redknapp after watching videos from her Eternal days

The ballroom guru wasn’t exactly impressed with the group’s choreography

Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton poked fun at Louise Redknapp today.

During a joint appearance on It Takes Two, the ballroom guru admitted he had been looking back at the star’s time in pop band Eternal.

However, while the group may be famous for their number ones in the Nineties, he wasn’t exactly impressed with their choreography.

“I had a look back at some of the old videos from her pop days to see if there was anything I could use,” he said.

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“So I had a look through them all, feeling all excited and I was like… No. There was nothing!”

Louise and Kevin wowed the judges on Saturday when they took to the dance floor.

Even the judging panel’s harshest member Craig Revel Horwood was pleased and awarded the pair an eight.

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During a joint appearance on It Takes Two, the ballroom guru admitted he had been looking back at the star’s time in pop band Eternal

Commenting on his score, Louise modestly said: “Craig was generous with his eights. But yeah, it was great to be part of that and get one.”

She and Kevin will be performing the Viennese Waltz in Week Two but nerves are already getting the better of her.

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Kevin wasn’t impressed with Eternal’s dance moves

Louise confessed: “I’m terrified. I’m dying a slow death!”

*Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 6.20pm

Source: The Mirror

Article: Louise Redknapp fears she may VOMIT after latest routine

LOUISE REDKNAPP has said that nausea has been a problem for her and partner Kevin Clifton in training for this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair are putting together a Viennese Waltz for the second live weekend of the series, and will be hoping to avoid being victims of the first elimination.

Speaking on BBC Two spin-off It Takes Two tonight, Louise said: “It’s turning, forever. It’s the turning, and the whole… [nausea],” the 41-year-old admitted.

Kevin quipped: “I’ve choreographed the end so I put my hand in front of her face in case she throws up in my hand.”

When host Zoe Ball asked if there are any tricks Louise can try to beat the stomach worries, Kevin replied: “There isn’t much that can help.

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Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton joke on It Takes Two

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“You’re going to feel sick and you’re going to feel dizzy. So enjoy your Strictly journey!”

The pair opened last Saturday’s programme with a speedy Jive, which the former Eternal popstar said she was “petrified” of.

“I was petrified. I did say to Kevin, ‘I’ve forgotten the whole thing’,” she recalled of the moments before they performed.

“It’s hard, the Jive. It’s the getting through it! The stamina.”

 

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They came joint-second after Saturday’s opener

This weekend the couple will be performing to the kd lang version of Hallelujah in a bid to improve on their solid opening score of 31 points.

Their scores from both weekends will be added together, then combined with the viewers’ votes to determine who lands in the Dance Off.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6:20pm on BBC One.

Source: Express

Article: Strictly Come Dancing contestants jive into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard we treated to a sneak preview of Strickly Come Dancing stars first dance ahead of this last weekends opening live televised competition.

Contestants couple Louise Redknapp and dancing professional Kevin Clifton sprinkled a bit of dancing magic onto The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s (NMRN) World War One veteran ship HMS M.33 this weekend as part of their preparation for their first dance on the popular BBC show.

Visitors watched as the couple practised their dance moves onboard the 100 year-old vessel in anticipation of their first dance, the jive, broadcast on Saturday 23rd September.

On hand to give them valuable advice about how to salute Royal Navy-style were crew members from the world’s most famous warship HMS Victory, which lies alongside the ship.

Warrant Officer1 Dickie Henderson welcomed the couple on board M.33. The ship, which saw action in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, was designed and built in seven weeks.

Dickie, who is Victory’s Executive Officer said: “It’s been really good fun, and any opportunity to show off the Royal Navy on TV is just great.”

Louise Redknapp, formerly a member of girl-band Eternal and married to football pundit Jamie Redknapp, said: “It’s amazing to be able to practise our dance on this incredible ship and how exciting to be able to bring a little of the Strictly sparkle to her.”

Kevin Clifton, four-time finalist on the show, said: “I’ve learnt to salute properly because apparently I wasn’t doing it right before and the crew weren’t impressed!”

Article: Louise Redknapp WOWS as she opens Strictly Come Dancing

The 41-year-old was “outstanding” according to Mr Nasty Craig

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Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton

Louise Redknapp, wife of former LFC star Jamie, opened Saturday night’s show and wowed the judges with her performance.

Louise, 41. wore a demure red skirt suit as she played the part of a girl waiting for her sailor, Kevin Clifton.

The mum-of-two said she would be wearing more conservative attire than the usual saucy Strictly garb out of respect to her husband of 19 years.

Dancing the Jive to ‘Jump, Jive and Wail’ by the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Louise delievered a high energy performance.

The action packed routine contained lots of kicks and flicks, as her and partner moved across the floor.

Louise’s efforts stunned the judges as they gave her record high scores.

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Len said: “Well that floated my boat, you were jumping and jiving all over the place, I was shouting go on girl. It was high energy, high performance and I have high expectations.”

Bruno said: “Like your husband you score big time first time out, I absolutely love the 40s detail the style was perfect, such dainty footwork. It was an extraordinary debut.”

Craig said: “There were crisp finishes, there was a messy turn in the middle, but that was outstanding.

And Darcy: “That was really impressive, I can’t wait to see what you do next. ”

Lousie received a score of 8 from Len, Bruno and astoundingly Craig, while Darcy awarded her a 7, putting her top of the leaderboard with a score of 31.

Following her performance Louise beamed and said “I’m really happy, I will remember those scores forever.”

Husband Jamie was in the audience looking proudly on as his wife excelled and Kevin beamed and told her “I’m so proud of you.”

Kevin has been in the show three times – and finished runner-up three times. Can he go one better with Louise?

Source: Liverpool Echo