Natalie Gumede hates Strictly Come Dancing's sexy outfits

Natalie Gumede (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Gumede has revealed her clashes with the show's wardrobe department.

Despite a very enviable figure, Natalie explained this week that she wasn't as confident as viewers may think.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's final, the Corrie star told how she's had to ask the show's dress makers to add more material to cover up her ballgowns, saying she wasn't always a fan of a sexy frock.

"It's kind of down to costume in a way. I kind of turn up on Friday and see how much material is in the dress and nine times out of 10 I get some added," Natalie said.

Talking a special Strictly final press conference yesterday morning, Natalie continued: "I think sometimes costume see you objectively and sort of go, well that looks good because they're seeing the show and say 'well you look great in that', whereas as a person you have to be comfortable so it's just finding that happy medium and they will always work with you on that."

Meanwhile, Susann Reid spoke about her blunt albeit positive tag as a 'MILF'.

“This is the image you get from Strictly. I try not to think about it. But it’s inevitable," she told reporters. “The dancing makes me feel fantastic. It has made me fitter and more toned. All of us women look glamorous.”

> Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Final songs 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.

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