Laura Whitmore shows off painful Strictly Come Dancing bruises


Laura Whitmore has taken to Twitter to reveal some nasty looking Strictly Come Dancing injuries.

This Saturday is Strictly's Movie night and Laura will be dancing the Salsa to 'Rhythm of the Night' by Valeria from Moulin Rouge.

"I'm both excited and terrified about it," said Laura, who is partnered with pro dancer Giovanni Pernice on the show this year. "And let's just say the costume and make-up department are going all out for it.

"But right now it's time to say goodbye to the waltz and attempt to learn something VERY different. Gio has his work cut out for him…"

If those painful looking bruises are anything to go by, Gio has certainly been working Laura hard.

Let's just hope it will be worth the effort for the pair, who last Saturday night scored the highest points of the evening for their Waltz.

Laura recalled this week: "I've never waltzed in my life, my only real association was from Disney movies like Cinderella, ya' know in that big ballroom scene when Prince Charming first meets Cinders...

"And I can tell you, when it came for me to learn it, there wasn't a glass slipper in sight. It was all tired toes and dirty ballroom shoes (I kept standing on my own toe the first day of rehearsing)."

Writing in her blog for Glamour magazine, Laura said of the reaction from the judges: "To hear lovely comments was such a relief (but didn't help with the blubbering mess I was about to become).

"We got joint highest score which I couldn't believe! Giovanni is such a good teacher and has really helped me with my confidence and nerves this week."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016's live shows continue this Saturday at 6:45PM on BBC One.

And the results show is on Sunday 9th October at 7.15pm on BBC One as another celebrity is sent home.

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