Nancy Dell'Olio's booze ban
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 October 2011
Nancy Dell'Olio has been handed a booze ban by 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Anton Du Beke after judge Bruno Tonioli suggested her laughable salsa on Saturday night's show (08.10.11) was down to the fact that she had guzzled ''two gallons'' of vintage bubbly
Nancy Dell'Olio has been handed a booze ban by 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Anton Du Beke.
The Italian lawyer - who is the ex-girlfriend of former England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson - earned the lowest score of all the contestants on Saturday night's show (08.10.11) for her gaff-tastic salsa.
However, after judge Bruno Tonioli suggested the laughable rendition was down to the fact that she had guzzled "two gallons" of vintage bubbly prior to her performance, tee-total Anton has banned the fiery star from drinking alcohol before she takes to the stage for the BBC One show.
An insider said: "Nancy is the ultimate lady who lunches. She only drinks champagne, never wine, and it has to be vintage. She has structured her training so that it is always after lunch and more often than not she will have lunch with Anton who is teetotal.
"Before Saturday's show she had a quick glass or three of bubbly after lunch, and then kept getting her glass topped up backstage afterwards. Following her mauling by the judges, a furious Anton issued her with a strict drinking ban on rehearsal and show days. Surprisingly, Nancy agreed."
Despite agreeing to the booze ban, Nancy didn't take too kindly to her fellow Italian Bruno's cheeky comments, and is now determined to succeed in the competition.
The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Although she wasn't at all drunk during her salsa, she was incensed by Bruno's suggestion that she had inhaled two gallons of Veuve Clicquot.
"From now on she won't give him any grounds for criticism - Nancy will be the consummate professional."