Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Judge Rinder gets tips from Emma Bunton for Spice Girls' routine

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Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero have been getting tips from a Spice Girl for their latest Strictly Come Dancing routine.

This week the top seven celebrity contestants are heading off to Blackpool where Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the Salsa to ‘Spice Up Your Life’ by Spice Girls.

And the pair have been getting some extra performance tips from Emma Bunton as they rehearsed their routine this week.

Not only does Emma know everything about the Spice Girls' music, she's also competed in Strictly Come Dancing herself and finished third place back in 2006 during series four.

An insider revealed to The Sun newspaper: “Rinder and Oksana are huge fans of the Spice Girls – and who better to give advice on their sassy dance moves than a Spice Girl?

"Oksana spent ages chatting to Emma and he was thrilled to hear she is a big fan of Strictly. Emma told them both to give it all they’ve got and to channel their ‘inner Spice Girls’.”

So far Judge Rinder and Oksana have avoided the results show and NEVER dropped any marks, increasing their scores each week.

But Judge Rinder told The Sun that he was backing Ed Balls to lift the glitterball trophy this year: “It has been that kind of year, you know?”

“We have had Donald Trump, we have had Brexit and next it could be Ed Balls.

The remaining seven couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 19th November at 6:55pm with the results show on Sunday 20th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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