Edwina Currie wants sexier Strictly routines

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 October 2011
Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie

Former politician Edwina Currie has asked professional partner Vincent Simone for sexier routines on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Edwina Currie wants sexier routines on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 64-year-old former politician has asked professional partner Vincent Simone to make the choreography raunchier because she doesn't want to become a comedy character like Ann Widdecombe was last year.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "She may be one of the older contestants but Edwina certainly doesn't intend to act like one. She's seen younger contestants make their dances as sexy as possible and wants to do the same.

"She's been a bit upset that he hasn't been sexing up the choreography as much as she wants. Vincent is normally a very flamboyant character and she is determined to make things hotter."

However, Edwina may not get her wish as bosses of the BBC One show had to order the professionals to tone down their raunchy routines.

Producers were stunned with the sexy moves planned for Alex Jones and Jason Donovan by their respective partners James Jordan and Kristina Rihanoff, so they were asked to change them as they felt it was too much for early evening viewing.

A source said: "'Strictly...' has made a name for itself with its raunchy costumes and sexy routines. But bosses felt things had gone too far this year and stepped in before the show aired to get some of the moves clipped.

"They were concerned viewers might be shocked at some of the more sexy moves planned for the first two live shows. Dancers could get away with more on the show on Friday (30.09.11) because it aired after the 9pm watershed.

"But Saturday's went out at 6pm when a lot more families were watching. Going forward, that will be the time it normally airs, so you have to be careful about these things."

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