Kara Tointon hasn't danced since Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 March 2014
Kara Tointon on Strictly

Kara Tointon on Strictly

Kara Tointon has revealed she has hung up her dancing shoes and hasn't stepped foot in a ballroom since winning 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Kara Tointon hasn't danced since competing on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The former 'EastEnders' actress won the ballroom show in 2010 but is "sad" to admit she hasn't used the skills she learnt since lifting the glitterball trophy.

Asked if she still dances, she said: "No, I don't. I try by myself around the house but it's hard - you need a partner. It's one of those things you do all day, every day for six months, then it finishes and you never dance again. It's really quite sad."

The 30-year-old star insists she hasn't danced because the styles she learned are not "appropriate" in ordinary settings.

She said: "You don't want to show everyone up and pull out the shapes, it's hard pulling out a tango in the middle of a dancefloor ... they're only appropriate in certain places. I's all choreographed, isn't it - I'm not so good at the freestyling thing."

However, Kara could get to use her skills again soon as she and fellow former 'Strictly' stars Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh are working on a dance show together.

She told BBC Radio 1: "We got chatting and realised how much we enjoyed it and we're all from a background where we love the jazz hands. We hadn't ever done this particular style, ballroom, and we'd love to do some more so we're developing a show together that we're involved in writing it, so that's in the process at the moment."


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