Strictly pro dancers reveal the very FIRST question they ask celebrity partners


An upcoming Strictly documentary goes behind the scenes…

Gemma Strong

It should be a massively thrilling second when the Strictly Come Dancing professionals are first paired up with their new celebrity partners. But as soon as the preliminary hellos and hugs are out of the means, there may be one question every pro is determined to get the reply to – ‘Where do you reside?’ On Saturday night time, a brand new Strictly Come Dancing documentary will air, giving followers a glimpse behind the scenes of the hit BBC present, and it reveals the first question the dancers at all times ask their partners as they attempt to work out the logistics of coaching.

AJ Pritchard along with his 2019 celebrity accomplice, Saffron Barker

AJ Pritchard seems in the documentary admitting that he has two key questions when he finds out who the newest batch of celebrity contestants are. “When the names get released, it’s a quick search – for me, their height and probably where they live,” he reveals. Both Brian Conley, who appeared in the 2017 sequence, and newsreader Katie Derham additionally verify that there’s a actual emphasis on location, with Brian recalling, “Everyone is coming up to you, saying, ‘Where do you live? Where do you live?’ I thought, ‘Why does everybody want to know where I live?’ It’s because they know they’ve got to rehearse with you and they don’t want you too far away.” Katie agrees, including: “What they really don’t want is somebody who lives in the middle of Dartmoor or something, or in panto and really busy.”

Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley gained Strictly 2019

The documentary additionally offers viewers a take a look at the present’s ‘chemistry circle’, which sees celebrities and dancers chop and alter partners whereas they are dancing so as to assist Strictly bosses discover discover the good pairings. And whereas he ended up profitable the 2018 sequence along with his accomplice – and now girlfriend – Stacey Dooley, Kevin Clifton reveals on the present that considered one of his fellow dancers attempt to poach her from below his nostril. “Last year with Stacey in the salsa circle, I was going for it – bang, bang, bang – overdoing it,” Kevin says, in response to the Sun. “At one point we were on a coffee break and AJ [Pritchard] interrupted us in the middle of us talking and took her away, because he wanted to get to know her and see what she was about.” Referencing AJ’s brother Curtis, Kevin then quips: “I used to be like, ‘It’s not Love Island, mate!'”

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