Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Susanna Reid teases "epic" showdance routine

Susanna Reid (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

Susanna Reid has revealed an epic lift will be the highlight of her showdance on this weekend's final Strictly Come Dancing.

This year will see Strictly Come Dancing's first ever all-female final, as Sophie Ellis Bextor, Abbey Clancy, Natalie Gumede and Susanna all compete for the Glitterball.

One of the three dances the finalists will be performing on Saturday night is the famous Strictly showdance, which has no rules: The celebs and their pro partners choose the music, moves, props, outfits and perform the routine as they see fit.

BBC News reader Susanna is the favourite to win so the pressure is on for her to impress on Saturday night.

Dancing to Ewan McGregor's Your Song (Moulin Rouge version), Susanna teased this week: “I am loving our show dance, the music brings a tear to the eye. There are some very tricky steps and lifts. Lifts don’t come natural to me, they have to flow and look fluid.

“There is a big epic moment in the dance and if it goes wrong I literally go flying. I need to put my trust in Kevin for him to lift me."

She continued: “We are dancing to Your Song – by Elton one of my favourites. It’s the Moulin rouge version so it’ll be a very theatrical performance. I can’t listen to it without a tear coming to my eye, it’s going to be emotional, I’m going to be in pieces.

“The show dance has to connect with audience, it’s the difference between achieving the glitter ball and nothing.”

> Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Final songlist and dances!

The grand final will be on Saturday 21st December at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. The Strictly 2013 winner will be revealed in the second show of the evening next Saturday at 8:40pm.

Browse the Strictly finalists in training below...

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