Strictly Come Dancing: Is Anita Rani being undermarked by judges?

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Anita Rani has responded to fans who say that she's being under-marked by the Strictly Come Dancing judges.

At the weekend Anita and her pro partner Gleb Savchenko performed the Quickstep for 32 points.

While hardly a score to be sniffed at, many feel that the Countryfile presenter deserved more marks both for her latest performance as well as those in past weeks.

Anita herself said of the claims: "For me, as long as I'm improving every week...

"Obviously, it'd be incredible to get amazing scores from the judges but I'm happy, it's all about the dancing, as long as I can nail the dance every week."

This weekend Anita and Gleb will be performing the Paso Doble and she's VERY excited about it.

"I can't even tell you how much I love the drama," Anita enthused. "It's completely different to the quickstep.

"The quickstep is all light and fluffy but this is intense and passionate and romantic and I love it.

"The training is the same as every week, its really difficult, it's starting from scratch but It's really good and I'm looking forward to it."

Helen's ready to Charleston

Helen George is doing the Charleston on Strictly this week and is facing up to the challenge of having to better Georgia May Foote an Peter Andre.

"It's a really big dance," the actress admitted. "I think it's the hardest dance we've done because there's so much in there.

"There's a load of lifts, I go upside down, a split or two, it's hard!"

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Strictly Come Dancing is back this Saturday night on BBC One, LIVE from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

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