Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Lisa Riley channeling Morcambe and Wise tonight!

Dawn French has contacted the Strictly Come Dancing wardrobe department and asked to buy Lisa Riley’s outfits.

Lisa Riley has hinted that there will be a comedy element to her Strictly Come Dancing routine this evening.

The former Emmerdale actress will take to the dancefloor during tonight’s quarterfinal in the hope that she can improve upon last week’s lukewarm judges comments and unimpressive scores and make it to next week’s semi final.

She and partner Robin Windsor are taking on a quickstep and it seems they are hoping to bring the fun to the BBC show, because she tweeted:

“I am Eric Morcambe and @Robinwindsor is Ernie Wise!!!!”

It sounds like rehearsals are a real laughing manner too and as they practiced for the last time in BBC Television Centre today she added:

“@Robinwindsor actually still laughing you are hilarious xxxx”

Part of the reason for Lisa’s high spirits is the amount of support she has received from the public and fellow celebrities in recent weeks. Miranda Hart admitted that she was backing the bubbly star to win yesterday and Lisa gushed on Twitter, writing:

“I am a little over excited that my massive idol @mermhart Miranda wants me and Robin to lift the glitter ball! Totally surreal I think!!!”

Meanwhile, it’s been claimed that Dawn French is also an avid fan of Lisa and her stunning costumes on the BBC show.

She’s apparently been in touch with the costume department and asked if they can sell her some of Riley’s dresses when the series ends.

A show source told The Mirror:

“We are delighted Dawn has got in contact. She says she wants some of Lisa’s dresses for fancy dress.

“At the end of the series we are going to see if we can help her out.”

Lisa and Robin were one of the bookies favourites to win the series until recently but have seen their odds dropping to 16/1 in the last few weeks.

However it is believed that they will survive tomorrow night’s results show, as Michael Vaughan and Natalie Lowe are currently favourite to go.

Do you think Lisa can make next wee’s semi final? Leave your comments below….

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!