Strictly Come Dancing Christmas 2013: Sara Cox’s romantic and dreamy Waltz warms up the judges

by Nick Barnes
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013 Sara Cox

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013 Sara Cox

Third in line to try and impress the judges this evening is Sara Cox and her professional partner for the night, Robin Windsor. Sara is of course best known as a radio DJ on Radio 1 and Radio 2, but she has also worked as model and TV presenter. Tonight she is dancing the slow and romantic Waltz.

In her VT, Sara said that she’s used to getting up mega early on Christmas morning, but this year she gets to wear a pretty frock. “I’m quite lanky and clumpy at the same time,” Sara joked. The biggest challenge for Sara is… the dancing!  “Sara isn’t used to the man taking the lead,” Robin explained.

The production for Sara’s dance was toned down a tad with the Waltz being quite the romantic dance. The band performed Silent Night in the background as Sara started her dance on a wooden swing. It was actually, quite a nice dance.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013 Sara Cox

Judges Comments

  • Craig Revel Horwood: “Well it was a little bit like a Christmas cracker that didn’t explode. Your frame left a lot to be desired, your free arm was very loose… apart from that, I thought it was perfect”
  • Darcey Bussell: “For me, it was like you were on ice as you glided effortlessly. There was not one shaky movement, you created a beautiful feel all the way through. Well done”.
  • Len Goodman: “For me, it as like waking up on Christmas morning and you look out of the window and it’s all bright and lovely… and there’s even a Robin! Your footwork was good, you were stepping off on your heel, I truly thought it was wonderful”.
  • Bruno Tonioli: “The wild child, the rock n roll girl transformed into a Christmas angel. It was dreamy and romantic, fragile, looking around like a snowflake. It was lovely”.


In total, Sara & Robin received a total score of 33 with a 7 from Craig, an 8 from Darcey, a 9 from Len and a 9 from Bruno.

Take a look at this year’s winner of Strictly Come Dancing, Abbey Clancy, in action below

Nick Barnes

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