Article and pictures: She Just Can’t Get Enough! Saturdays star Frankie cuts a cheerful figure as she chats away on personalised ‘Mrs Bridge’ phone

She is in the midst of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

But on Wednesday, Frankie Bridge cut a relaxed and content figure, flashing a look at her personalised phone cover as she indulged in a bit of retail therapy in Sheffield.

Taking a short break from rehearsals, the Saturdays beauty appeared to be in fantastic spirits as she happily chatted away on her ‘Mrs Bridge’ phone.

She Just Can't Get Enough! Frankie Bridge cut a relaxed and content figure, flashing a look at her personalised phone cover as she indulged in a bit of retail therapy in Sheffield on Wednesday

She Just Can’t Get Enough! Frankie Bridge cut a relaxed and content figure, flashing a look at her personalised phone cover as she indulged in a bit of retail therapy in Sheffield on Wednesday

She dressed down in tight grey jeans and a chic overcoat to match, which was styled further with a salmon pink blouse and a plain white vest top underneath.

With her brunette tresses swept away from her face, 27-year-old’s striking facial features were immaculate as ever with flawlessly applied makeup.

Frankie – who is married to football player Wayne Bridge – has returned to the bright lights of the ballroom after missing out on last year’s nationwide tour.

Splashing out: Taking a short break from rehearsals, the Saturdays beauty appeared to be in fantastic spirits as she happily chatted away on her ‘Mrs Bridge’ phone

Splashing out: Taking a short break from rehearsals, the Saturdays beauty appeared to be in fantastic spirits as she happily chatted away on her ‘Mrs Bridge’ phone

Keeping it simple: She dressed down in tight grey jeans and a chic overcoat to match, which was styled further with a salmon pink blouse and a plain white vest top underneath

Keeping it simple: She dressed down in tight grey jeans and a chic overcoat to match, which was styled further with a salmon pink blouse and a plain white vest top underneath

Going natural: With her brunette tresses swept away from her face, 27-year-old’s striking facial features were immaculate as ever with flawlessly applied makeup

Going natural: With her brunette tresses swept away from her face, 27-year-old’s striking facial features were immaculate as ever with flawlessly applied makeup

Going natural: With her brunette tresses swept away from her face, 27-year-old’s striking facial features were immaculate as ever with flawlessly applied makeup

She was placed as runner up in the 2014 series of Strictly, but her pregnancy meant she had to postpone going on tour with her fellow contestants.

Given the chance to join the class of 2015, she said: ‘I was so disappointed not to be able to perform in this year’s Strictly Tour, as I’d been so looking forward to continuing my Strictly journey.

‘But following the birth of my son [Carter] in August, I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the 2016 tour.

Light on her toes: Frankie - who is married to football player Wayne Bridge - has returned to the bright lights of the ballroom after missing out on last year’s nationwide tour

Hot talent: She was placed as runner up in the 2014 series of Strictly, but her pregnancy meant she had to postpone going on tour with her fellow contestants

Hot talent: She was placed as runner up in the 2014 series of Strictly, but her pregnancy meant she had to postpone going on tour with her fellow contestants

Hot talent: She was placed as runner up in the 2014 series of Strictly, but her pregnancy meant she had to postpone going on tour with her fellow contestants

‘It will be great to get my dancing shoes back on and be part of the Strictly family again. Roll on January!’

The star – who also has a two-year-old named Parker with her husband – will be joined by six other celebrities and their partners on the month-long tour.

The star-studded line-up includes this year’s winner Jay McGuiness, Anita Rani, Georgia May Foote and Helen George.

She's back: Given the chance to join the class of 2015, she said, 'I was so disappointed not to be able to perform in this year’s Strictly Tour, as I’d been so looking forward to continuing my Strictly journey'

She’s back: Given the chance to join the class of 2015, she said, ‘I was so disappointed not to be able to perform in this year’s Strictly Tour, as I’d been so looking forward to continuing my Strictly journey’

Source: Daily Mail

Article and pictures: Strictly pro dancer Karen Clifton puts on a very leggy display in thigh-split jumper dress and fringed cape ahead of rehearsals

She’s one of the most well-known Strictly Come Dancing professionals and on Sunday, Karen Clifton made sure she stood out from the crowd when she ventured out in Birmingham. 

The 33-year-old, who recently married fellow professional, Kevin Clifton, put on a very leggy display ahead of another day of rehearsals.

The stars are all putting in the extra leg work ahead of the final Strictly live show in Birmingham.

So professional! Strictly dancer, Karen Clifton made sure she stood out from the crowd when she ventured out in Birmingham ahead of the final live show there

So professional! Strictly dancer, Karen Clifton made sure she stood out from the crowd when she ventured out in Birmingham ahead of the final live show there

Karen braved the cold wearing a very short jumper dress which had very sexy thigh-splits at the side.

She added a fashionable edge to her look with a pair of patterned tights and a brown suede fringed waistcoat.

She also wore a very sexy pair of thigh high boots as she made her way down the street.

Stunner: The 33-year-old, who recently married fellow professional, Kevin Clifton, braved the cold wearing a very short jumper dress which had very sexy thigh-splits at the side

Stunner: The 33-year-old, who recently married fellow professional, Kevin Clifton, braved the cold wearing a very short jumper dress which had very sexy thigh-splits at the side

Wearing her raven locks down and in a perfectly blow-dried style, the stunner also topped off her look with a pair of dark designer shades.

She tweeted later that day that she was tucking into a big meal, writing: ‘When in doubt ” just have roast beef” #karenswhenindoubt.’

Also pictured close by were new lovebirds, former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice.

She's got the look: She added a fashionable edge to her look with a pair of patterned tights and a brown suede fringed waistcoat
Nice one: She also wore a very sexy pair of thigh high boots as she made her way down the street

She’s got the look: She added a fashionable edge to her look with a pair of patterned tights and a brown suede fringed waistcoat

Wow thing: Wearing her raven locks down and in a perfectly blow-dried style, the stunner also topped off her look with a pair of dark designer shades

Wow thing: Wearing her raven locks down and in a perfectly blow-dried style, the stunner also topped off her look with a pair of dark designer shades

The pair recently confirmed they are set to move in with one another after dating for just a month.

Elsewhere, Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, BBC presenter Anita Rani, the Wanted’s Jay McGuiness and EastEnders actor Jake Wood were also spotted heading to rehearsals.

The stars will enjoy one more evening in Birmingham before heading to Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow – the tour culminates at London’s O2 on February 14th.

Source: Daily Mail

Pictures: Frankie Bridge and Karen Clifton seen heading to Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Frankie Bridge , Karen Clifton – Frankie Bridge and Karen Clifton seen heading to Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. at Birmingham, Strictly Come Dancing, The Barclaycard Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Saturday 23rd January 2016 (11 Pictures)

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Article: Step up for a Strictly Come Dancing contest in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice

 

  • Quickstep: Getting into step, from left, Judy Clifton, judge Mick Enwright, organiser Lauren Alexander, hospice representative, and Keith Clifton look forward to Strictly Get Dancing Cleethorpes 2016 in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice (Picture: Jon Corken)

  • Dancing family: Kevin Clifton and his wife Karen

A UNIQUE dance event in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice promises those taking part the “full Strictly Come Dancing experience”.

The search is now on for ten couples who will be given intensive training by former world number one dancers Keith and Judy Clifton to prepare for a lavish Strictly-style contest in May.

The pair are no strangers to Strictly, having seen their son Kevin, daughter Joanne, and daughter-in-law Karen all appear as professionals on the hit BBC series.

Keith said everyone who chooses to be put through their paces can expect an authentic Strictly experience.

He said: “It’s not going to be exactly like Strictly, but it’s as close as it gets.

“We’ll be doing five weeks of lessons, which will be about 12 hours in total.

“They’ll be getting the full Strictly experience from learning the routines to putting on the costumes.

“And when they’re done, they’ll all get a free map of the hospital so they know where the physio is!”

Of course, all the pain will undoubtedly be worth it in the end with those on the receiving end of Keith and Judy’s expert tuition donning the sequins and taking to the dance floor to perform in front of an audience alongside a live band.

Keith added: “Each couple will perform two dances and be given the chance to show off their ballroom and Latin American dance skills.

“They will then be judged by a panel of four who will score them in the same way they do on Strictly.”

Despite the apparent boot camp-style training, Keith is keen to stress the contest is open to everyone.

He said: “No previous experience or talent will be necessary.

“We want all the Jeremy Vines, Ann Widdecombes, John Sergeants and Russell Grants!”

Organiser Mick Enright says having the talent of Keith and Judy on board will prove irresistible to fans of the show.

He said: “People sit at home watching Strictly so here’s your chance to get up and do it yourself.

“Everyone knows Keith and Judy are Kevin’s parents and he got to the final last year.

“He should have won, too – we’re number one in the country so why shouldn’t we have a great dance event?

“But really it’s all about raising money for the hospice and, at the same time, a chance for everyone to enjoy themselves.”

Hospice representative Lauren Alexander said everyone at the Peaks Lane charity is thrilled about the upcoming dance spectacular.

She said: “The hospice is very, very, excited to be launching its first Strictly Come Dancing-style event, Strictly Get Dancing.

“We are very much looking forward to seeing members of our local community transform from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies on the dance floor.

“Not only will you receive lessons from professionals, but raise money for the hospice, too.”

If you’re interested in taking part, call Lauren on 01472 571266 or e-mail laurenalexander@nhs.net

The closing date for entrants is Thursday, March 31.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 21, at a venue to be decided soon.

More details on the contest will be revealed soon with updates posted on the St Andrew’s Hospice Facebook page.

Source: Grimsby Telegraph

 

Article and pictures: Fresh-faced Frankie Bridge shows off her slim legs in tight skinny jeans as she cuts a chic figure after performing on Strictly Come Dancing tour

After missing out on the tour attached to her 2014 stint on Strictly last year, she has been desperate to get back on the dancefloor.

And Frankie Bridge certainly looked ready to rhumba on Saturday after performing in front of thousands of fans.

The pop star looked sensational as she made a chic appearance in Birmingham after the second night of the trek.

Chic: Frankie Bridge certainly looked ready to rhumba on Saturday after performing in front of thousands of fans

Showing off her trim shape in a pair of tight skinny jeans, the star wrapped up against the cold in a demure jumper and coat.

Adding some A-list essentials to her ensemble, Frankie rocked a pair of Aviators and carried Louis Vuitton luggage.

On Friday, The Saturdays singer braved baring her make-up free face as she headed to the Barclaycard Arena for one last training session before she and her fellow celebrities and the professional-dancing line-up opened the venue’s doors to the glittering showcase. 

Frankie, 27, looked stunning as she revealed the true extent of her bare-faced beauty, boasting flawless and glowing skin.

Off duty elegence: The pop star looked sensational as she made a chic appearance in Birmingham after the second night of the trek

Off duty elegence: The pop star looked sensational as she made a chic appearance in Birmingham after the second night of the trek

In style: Showing off her trim shape in a pair of tight skinny jeans, the star wrapped up against the cold in a demure jumper and coat

In style: Showing off her trim shape in a pair of tight skinny jeans, the star wrapped up against the cold in a demure jumper and coat

Natural beauty: On Friday, Frankie looked pretty as a picture as she stepped out make-up free in Birmingham on Friday ahead of the first Strictly Come Dancing live tour show

Natural beauty: On Friday, Frankie looked pretty as a picture as she stepped out make-up free in Birmingham on Friday ahead of the first Strictly Come Dancing live tour show

Casually cool: Frankie, 27, slipped into a pair of black skinny jeans, a long white blouse and a cropped roll-neck jumper as she headed to Strictly live tour rehearsals
Casually cool: Frankie, 27, slipped into a pair of black skinny jeans, a long white blouse and a cropped roll-neck jumper as she headed to Strictly live tour rehearsals

Cosy but chic: The Saturdays singer glammed up the monochrome ensemble with a pair of studded-strap ankle boots which featured a wedged heel

Selfie time: Frankie was taken aback as a fan pounced on her as she emerged from the luxury hotel

Selfie time: Frankie was taken aback as a fan pounced on her as she emerged from the luxury hotel

Ta da: She was transformed into ballroom beauty as the production's glam squad worked their magic on her
Ta da: She was transformed into ballroom beauty as the production’s glam squad worked their magic on her

Keen to provide a blank canvas for the production’s glam squad, her glossy brunette tresses were worn in an equally fuss-free style – in a middle-parting and given the once over with a pair of straightners.

The pop starlet opted for a casually cool ensemble for the short journey and highlighted her newly-acquired dancer’s figure in a pair of black skinny jeans and a longline white blouse which poked out from underneath a black roll-neck jumper.

Frankie looked cosy but chic and she glammed up the monochrome ensemble with a pair of studded-strap ankle boots which featured a wedged heel while an electric blue handbag offered her a statement touch.

Her look was a stark contrast from her on-stage image which requires she be dolled up and don all variety of glitzy costumes.

Meanwhile, Georgia May Foote appeared to have followed Frankie’s low-maintenance lead as she too bared her make-up free face en route from the luxury accommodation to the show venue.

Ballroom buddies: While Frankie and Georgia headed to the arena on their own, their partners - Kevin Clifton and Giovanni Pernice - travelled there together

Ballroom buddies: While Frankie and Georgia headed to the arena on their own, their partners – Kevin Clifton and Giovanni Pernice – travelled there together

The former Coronation Street actress was comparably camera shy as she hid behind a pair of sunglasses, despite the downpour, and pulled her fur-trimmed hood down over her forehead.

She made her way to the final training session without her new boyfriend and dancing partner Giovanni Pernice who was spotted walking alongside fellow professional – and Frankie’s partner – Kevin Clifton.

The pair looked a little apprehensive as they headed to join the remainder of the cast.

Reigning champions Aliona Vilani and Jay McGuiness followed closely behind them and looked focused ahead of the all-important evening.

Fellow contestants Helen George and Anita Rani made low-key exits while panellist’s Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli couldn’t hide their excitement.

Going hell for leather: Professional Karen Clifton made a stylish entrance, highlighting her dancer's legs in a pair of skin-tight leather trousers which she paired with heels and a battered biker jacket

Going hell for leather: Professional Karen Clifton made a stylish entrance, highlighting her dancer’s legs in a pair of skin-tight leather trousers which she paired with heels and a battered biker jacket

Source: Daily Mail