It’s finals week on Dancing with the Stars and just one more night of performances before the mirrorball finds a new home
And with just four points separating the remaining teams, this week saw two dances from each of the four finalists — one judges’ pick and one freestyle dance, with solid results for all
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The line-up for 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced, and TV personality Alison Hammond is set to take to the dance floor. This Morning presenter and Gala Bingo ambassador is joined by former The Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack and Judy Murray, a Scottish tennis coach most famous for being the mother of Olympic and 2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray.
Alison and her fellow contestants follow in the wake of memorable winners like Abby Clancy and Alesha Dixon. Strictly Come Dancing has been on our screens since 2004 and has become more or less a British institution. So much so, that the usually fun-loving Alison is taking the competition more seriously than you would imagine.
She and her dance partner Aljaz, who won the last year’s show with Abby Clancy, are working so hard every day from 9am that they didn’t even have time for lunch during their first session. Alison says:
“We really want that Glitter Ball this year again.”
With the likes of Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood appearing again on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series, you’ll be shocked at who Alison’s favourite judge is…
“Well, so far my favourite Strictly Come Dancing judge is Craig he’s been extremely friendly to me backstage and really welcomed me. Len scares me a bit, but I want to hear good comments from him it’s important I impress him when I’m dancing. Male Dancers I love Brendan, Anton and of course my partner Aljaz. I’ve always had a soft spot for Brendan, but I did really want Aljaz to be my partner after meeting him right in the beginning, he’s so lovely. And out of the girl dancers I love Janette she’s so tiny you should see her little costumes, and she’s always happy and smiling backstage.”
Alison says that thing that she’s looking forward to most is the Salsa dancing routines. In typically enthusiastic tones, she says:
“I love Salsa music and the costumes are just so amazing.”
If you want to know that answers Alison gave to the questions, we asked her, you can find them at Galabingo.com. Don’t forget to tune in to watch her and back Alison and Aljaz to win the Glitterball! The entire Gala Bingo family are behind Alison and that they are sure she will do them Proud. Even with Craig Revel Horwood on the panel, we are sure Alison get 10’s from Len and claim that coveted glitter ball!
Gala TV – Strictly Come Dancing – Alison Hammond Interview