Neil Jones dished on who he felt was the largest movie star shock amid the brand new season’s kick-off(Picture: PA)Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones revealed who stunned the professionals following Saturday night time’s collection launch.
Over the weekend, this yr’s movie star line-up laced up their ballroom boots for the very first time and stepped onto the BBC studio’s dance ground to indicate audiences what they had been product of.
Performing routines with their skilled dancing companions for the judges – Craig Revel-Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas – the star-studded solid wowed and defied expectations.
Despite praising all 15 budding dancers, there was one Coronation Street actress who shocked Neil, 41, together with her hidden expertise.
Speaking completely with Metro.co.uk on the 2023 GoCardless JustGiving Awards at Chalk Farm’s Roundhouse, he revealed whose debut actually blew his socks off.
He defined: ‘It’s one of many strongest week ones we’ve ever had. I’ve by no means seen it that robust earlier than, not simply in high quality however in leisure worth.
Neil revealed who he felt was smashing their performances (Picture: PA)
He shared that Ellie had blown all of them away (Picture: PA)‘There had been so many moments, Ellie [Leach] – I wasn’t anticipating that she might dance that nicely. We noticed somewhat bit within the group dance earlier than however we didn’t see all of that.
‘There had been so many numbers, I used to be identical to… and Krishnan [Guru-Murthy] , there was a lot musicality, Eddie [Kadi] … I used to be identical to this isn’t going to be a straightforward yr, it’s not going to be simple in any respect!’
The skilled dancer went on to challenge the contestants a warning forward of their first outcomes present and exclaimed his pleasure for what was to come back with this new season.
He stated: ‘Everyone must be conscious that nobody’s protected however they’ve obtained to get pleasure from it, the important thing factor is that the viewers sees them having fun with it.
‘They’re love ly, the entire group of them are the nicest individuals. I’m excited for this week, it’s going to be the primary outcomes present however I’m additionally very nervous for all of them since you by no means the way it’s going to go.’
Elsewhere on the glitzy occasion that was held to recognise the outstanding feats of inspiring fundraisers and charities, Made in Chelsea star Joshua Patterson opened up about his psychological well being and his time on the truth present.
The 33-year-old just lately accomplished 76 marathons in 76 days and defined how he managed his thoughts whereas sharing his life with a nation.
JP opened up about his time on Made in Chelsea (Picture: PA)He revealed: ‘People try to pigeon-hole reveals as an actual unfavorable, I feel the result of that present comes right down to the actions of that particular person.
‘In any job, there’s a component of stress that comes with it and also you simply should prioritise your happiness and your welfare and ensure you encompass your self with a very good surroundings.
‘If it will get to the purpose the place it’s too nerve-racking then you definitely simply have to take a step again. The trade is an attention-grabbing and surreal place the place lots of people have a tendency to search out you doubtlessly property of the individuals.
‘It’s simply looking for that steadiness the place you actually need to be glad about the unbelievable individuals round this nation and globally that help you and again you however then equally it’s good to know when it’s good to take away your self and have that point for your self or no matter that may be.’
Stealing the present in a shimmering silver strapless mini-dress, budding star and Waterloo Road actress Tillie Amartey dished on her ‘Aunty Mel B’ and hinted at a Spice Girls reunion.
Tillie chatted about her well-known connection and her upcoming TV look (Picture: PA)
She revealed she would love to see one other Spice Girls reunion (Picture: Getty Images)She revealed: ‘I’ve seen a couple of over my years [reunions] , I’ve been that child on the entrance together with her ear defenders on singing Spice Up Your Life so who doesn’t need to boost their life?
‘I feel it will be an awesome factor to see and watch, it’s iconic. Who doesn’t love a little bit of woman energy and I feel the world wants some woman energy proper now.’
Tillie – who performs Stacey Neville – opened up concerning the new season of the replenished BBC teen drama and promised the subsequent instalment could be well worth the wait.
‘I’m having to micro-watch every thing I’m placing on my Instagram Story for the time being as a result of among the followers and supporters of the present are dying for the brand new collection,’ she stated.
The actress remained coy however let slip that followers might count on ‘a little bit of Janeece [Bryant] with an additional little bit of spice – Chelsee Healey, she’s considered one of my ladies as nicely so I’ve had a number of inspiration and recommendation from her.
‘It’s that vibe, it’s the previous vibe replenished and introduced again!’
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