So You Think You Can Dance finalist Bethany Rose was a 'sexy podium dancer'

Bethany Rose

She may have impressed the So You Think You Can Dance judges with her brilliant ballet skills, but according to tabloid reports finalist Bethany Rose Harrison used to work as a 'sexy podium dancer'. According to The Sun, the top 20 finalist was forced to work in London clubs as there was little work in ballet.

"It was the last thing I wanted to do, but I needed to earn a living to fund my training," Bethany told the newspaper. "It's not what people think - there's no stripping or lap dancing. Podium dancers enhance the atmosphere of a club."

The 20-year-old added: "My parents were completely cool with it. Mind you, it was so tough. I'd get to bed at 3am and be back up again at 8am for the gym."

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Bethany will perform in tonight's first live show alongside all of the other finalists and after coming so close to the live finals last year she's determined to make the most of her chance this year. "This show is a dream come true for me, she said.

"After being in the process last year, I do feel I am meant to be here now. I feel so lucky to be given this chance."

Bethany added: "I'm very determined."

The So You Think You Can Dance live shows start tonight at 7:10PM on BBC One.

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