Charlotte Hawkins face plants the floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2017 training

Charlotte Hawkins ended up face planting the floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2017 training this week.


This week, Charlotte and pro partner Brendan are working on a Cha Cha to Sugar by Maroon 5.

But training seems to have resulted in some difficulties for the Good Morning Britain newsreader.

Chatting on her ITV show this morning with co-host Shephard, Charlotte shared a clip from the rehearsal room that saw her end up face down on the floor.

“Is it meant to finish with you on your face?” quipped Ben.

“I’ve done this spin about 400 times,” Charlotte replied, “No, that’s not the way it’s meant to finish.”

She added: “It all builds up to this one moment that more often than not goes wrong…so it’s just a little bit terrifying.”


Ben reassured her: “It’ll be a triumph. Whatever happens, we’ll love it.”

But Charlotte worried: “What if I face plant live on the stage floor?”

Last week saw Charlotte and Brendan dance the foxtrot for their first live performance, scoring 22 points to place them right in the middle of the leaderboard.

As always, there was no elimination in the first week but the marks from the judges will carry forward to this weekend.

Now us viewers will also get a say with the public votes being combined with the judges’ scores from the first two weeks to determine the bottom two dancers.

They’ll then have to perform again in the dance off before the judges decide which couple is the first to leave.


Strictly Come Dancing 2017 returns to TV this Saturday night at 6:45PM on BBC One.

The results air on Sunday night from 7:15PM.