Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Fiona Fullerton says it was “hugely painful” to be criticised by Len Goodman

by Nick Barnes

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Last week, Fiona Fullerton and her professional partner Anton Du Beke took to the dance floor to perform the Rumba, but it wasn’t the storm in a teacup they’d first imagined.

Fiona most definitely looked the part in her dazzling patterned dress, but there were a few hiccups along the way. Bruno said the packaging was “enticing” but there were a few mistakes toward the latter end of the performance and craig said there was zero hip action. This evening, the pair will dance the Quickstep. let’s hope she can raise last week’s score of 22.

“As soon as they put you into those beautiful gowns and then lots and lots of hair and lots of lashes – it’s like being a different person,” Fiona said of her dress last week.

Speaking about Len’s criticism of her routine last week, Fiona added: “It was hugely painful, but I love him even more now. I like them when they’re mean. He was right, I have to admit everything the judges said was correct. But I’ve taken it all on board this week”.

Fiona went on to say that she was convinced she’d be made to dance in the dreaded dance off last Sunday, but they didn’t have to dance and she was relieved.

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Craig said last week that there was a lack of connection between the pair during the dance. Fiona seemed flabbergasted by that statement.

Anton explained: “When you’re dancing on a Saturday night, you’re concentrating so much on the routine and trying to get through it and not do it wrong, that you do lose a connection as a couple sometimes as you’re concentrating on the steps. Other than that, I don’t know, but this week is an entirely different thing…”

This evening, the pair are going from the slowest of the dances to possibly the quickest in the form of the Quickstep.

“I’m loving the Quickstep. My energy has come right up and I’m looking forward to this dance, I’m really loving it,” Fiona explained.

Strictly Come Dancing continues this evening at 6:30pm on BBC One/HD.

Nick Barnes

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