Strictly ban for EastEnders' Linda

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2015
Kellie as Linda

Kellie Bright

Kellie Bright's 'EastEnders' character has been banned from talking about 'Strictly' on the show because she's taking part in real life

EastEnders' Linda Carter has been banned from talking about 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Actress Kellie Bright -- who plays the Queen Vic landlady -- is among the stars taking part in the new series and she thinks it would be "weird" if her character gossiped about the show now she's taking part.

Kellie told The Sun newspaper: "Linda can't talk about 'Strictly' as it would just be a bit weird but she is a massive fan.

"I said to Dom (Treadwell-Collins, executive producer) when I was asked that if I didn't do it Linda Carter would never forgive me."

While Kellie is understandably nervous about hitting the ballroom floor, one person is just as nervous for her, if not more -- her on-screen husband Danny Dyer.

The actress revealed: "Danny is absolutely terrified for me. He talks about it and goes, 'Oh god, I'm so nervous for you.' But I think he's excited as well."

The 39-year-old star met her fellow celebrities on the dancing show last week and says it was "one of the best days of my life".

She gushed: "It was just so much fun and I just spent all day dancing with hot boys. It was brilliant.

"When we actually film the launch show, that will be a different ball game.

"But everyone is so nice and so good. I was quite surprised as to how many people were good on that dancefloor.

"We do a big group number and they don't make it easy - it is really fast."

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