Anita Dobson's Strictly buzz

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 November 2011
Anita Dobson

Anita Dobson

Anita Dobson is ''so pumped up'' when she is performing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' she doesn't feel fatigued during her routines with professional partner Robin Windsor

Anita Dobson is "so pumped up" for 'Strictly Come Dancing' she doesn't feel tired during performances.

The 62-year-old former 'EastEnders' actress - who received a standing ovation on the BBC One show last Saturday (05.11.11), scoring 31 points - admits she is "no spring chicken", but the buzz she gets from rehearsing and performing with professional partner Robin Windsor keeps her going.

She said: "It's tiring of course. I'm no spring chicken and for an older woman the stamina level is something you have to consider, but when I'm in there with my partner Robin and we're rehearsing and training I don't feel it because I'm so pumped up.

"We clicked straight away. We spent a few moments rehearsing the group dance for the first week and he just said to me, 'You're great fun', and it's been a pure joy.

"The other contestants are fantastic too, I loved Nancy - she's quirky, exquisite and a total one-off. I love the way she deals with life."

Anita - who is married to Queen rocker Brian May - is "loving every second" of dancing on 'Strictly' and she hopes to stay on the show for "many weeks come".

She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I don't know how long this will last, but I'd be lying if I said I don't want to be here for many weeks to come.

"I'm doing all I can to try and get the moves - and remember them, which at my age is a challenge in itself!

"I might not be a ballroom champion, but I'm loving every second of this journey and I'm planning to keep on trying to entertain. That's all you can do really."

Anita and Robin will perform an Argentine tango on tonight's programme.

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