Strictly Come Dancing's Judge Rinder shocked by his own face


Judge Robert Rinder has admitted to being shocked by his own face on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend.

Judge Rinder's performance was the talk of the show from Strictly's first weekend, even if the judges' marks didn't place it top of the leaderboard.

Darcey Bussell reacted: “It was extraordinary, that was the wildest surprise I think I've ever had!"

And Len Goodman quipped: "If entertainment is a crime then you’re guilty."

Chatting on It Takes Two this evening, Rinder confessed he was surprised by his own face when watching the dance back.

"I didn't know that happened until I watched it back," he explained, "It's quite something... I'm not sure what's going on there."

"I'm trying to control [my face]," Rinder added before seeing some of his expressions on screen and reacting: "Good Lord."

But aside from the face, Rinder insisted: "I'm having fun, it's just splendid."

As for the actual dance content, Judge Rinder's pro partner Oksana Platero said: "I think we could have got better scores but can we really complain after all the love on social media?"

This week Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the American Smooth to 'Marvin Gaye' by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor, including a trio of lifts.

Oksana revealed: "It's going rather well, there's tricks involved and a lot of responsibilities."

"The risk is pretty big, apparently if you break them you have to buy them!" quipped Rinder.

Also appearing on the BBC Two spin-off tonight was Anton Du Beke and Lesley Joseph, who described her first dance at the weekend as "traumatic"

"I loved it but as soon as I had done it once I wanted to do it again to correct all my mistakes," she added.

Anton and Lesley
Anton and Lesley

This week Lesley and Anton will be dancing the Cha Cha to the Pussycat Dolls' version of 'Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps'.

"I'm loving it but I am finding it hard but, [Anton] makes me doing it again and again and again, there's so much to remember... but we're getting there," she told host Zoe Ball.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016's live shows continue this Saturday at 6:20PM on BBC One.