Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Pixie Lott dance experience under scrutiny

Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott's previous dance training has come under scrutiny ahead of her Strictly Come Dancing 2014 debut.

The singer trained for eight years in dance from the age of just ten at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, the same school that former Strictly finalist Natalie Gumede also attended.

“She’s a great dancer and was always the favourite pupil, especially in modern," a source told The Sun newspaper. "Italia Conti is the most dance-orientated of all the stage schools, so she was certainly put through her paces there.

“She is amazing and will definitely be the favourite from the get-go. The others better catch up fast.”

Although she didn't actually train in any ballroom dancing at the school, so we're not entirely sure what the fuss is about.

Pixie herself said: “It will be fun to get back into dancing and learning a new type of dance. I feel like it’s coming on really quick.”

And a spokesperson for the show added: "Pixie has had a varied performing career focusing on music. Ballroom dancing is a very different discipline to master.”

Whether or not it's down to her previous dance training, Pixie has been named as the early favourite to win the show ahead of this weekend's launch.

Strictly starts on Sunday at 8PM on BBC One.

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