Interview with inspirational beauty Katie Piper on joining Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Airs September 8th on BBC One

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Why are you taking part in Strictly this year?

I think it’s a totally new challenge. It’s something I’ve never done before and its totally new territory and I really believe in pushing yourself and taking on new challenges. Probably mainly because it’s actually fun and I’m so excited to do something that I’m excited about, and excited to talk about and I’m going to learn something new. No matter how far I get I’ll notice a big change in myself that will continue after the show.

How would you rate your dancing?

I’m not even on the scale, like seriously! I’m so bad I can’t even clap to the beat when I’m watching a musical!

What are you looking for in a dance partner? Who would you like to be partnered with?

Somebody that’s really confident and who can teach me how to be that confident when moving and dancing on the floor but somebody who can help me have fun with it. I want them to be determined and professional but also help to get the best out of it enjoyment-wise.

How much time can you commit to Strictly? Or are you giving your time to Strictly? What else have you got going on?

I’m going to try to commit as much time as possible. The struggle won’t be other work but more my role as a mum because I have two girls. One was only born in December and my oldest girl loves dancing so I’ll try involve her and get her excited her about it.

How do you feel about being Strictlified? (Hair, make up, costumes, spray tans)

I think that’s one part that I’m going to revel in. I’m quite a glamourous person and I love tanning and makeup so I’m going to be so excited by that. I’ve had a costume fitting and that was so cool because you think where else would you ever get to wear this?!

Source BBC One

September 6, 2018 10:00am by BBC One  

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