Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Natalie Gumede is the Lady of the Lake & she addresses THAT nose beating

by Nick Barnes

Strictly Come Dancing

Ex-Corrie star Natalie Gumede and her professional partner, Artem Chigvintsev appeared on It Takes Two last night and the former revealed she’s going to be drowning Artem this week rather than breaking his nose!

This evening, the pair will be dancing the Quickstep and so far, Natalie says it’s her favourite dance to date… I’m sure she said that last week.

Speaking about how she’s literally perf’ at every dance, Natalie said of last Saturday’s performance: “Oh, I was whipped into shape by this one here. I can’t take any credit for it, but I enjoyed it. I just love being here.”

Of course, last week we heard that Natalie had broken Artem’s nose, but don’t worry, this isn’t that Kirsty character coming out in her… it was an accident – seriously!

Addressing the nose in the room, she said: “I was in the dress run, which is the first time we wear our costumes. I had a tail on my dress and it was really heavy, and it threw me out of a turn and Artem was in my line of fire… let’s say”.

“It wasn’t actually painful as I was in the middle of a dance. I was like ‘Keep dancing, it isn’t bleeding, keep going…’,” Artem said of his nose.


Last week, Len said that Natalie needs to add more bounce to her dances, which will potentially bring the scores from 9s to a 10.

“There are so many things that Artem’s feeding me in the week. It’s just an information overload, and we’ve spoken about the bounce but it kind of went through the window,” Natalie joked.

This week, the couple are dancing the Vinnese Waltz which is quite a slow, romantic dance – a type of dance that Natalie particularly excels at.

Natalie explaned: “Every dance we come to each week is my favourite as Artem’s choreography is brilliant and I love dancing with him”

As this week is Halloween week, each of the couples will have will have a theme and this week, Natalie is the Lady of the Lake!

“I’m the Lady of the Lake and I broke his nose last week so this week I’ll be drowning him,” she explained.

Nick Barnes

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