Charlotte Hawkins wants to show 'more leg' on Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 September 2017
Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins has joked she'll need to show "more leg" to distract people from her dancing on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Charlotte Hawkins has joked she'll need to show "more leg" to distract people from her dancing on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 42-year-old newsreader is taking part in the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition this year, and although her performance with partner Brendan Cole on Saturday (23.09.17) earned her a respectable 22 points, she thinks she'll need to take drastic measures to stop people focusing on her moves.

She joked: "The worse my dancing gets, the more leg I'll have to show to distract everybody. I'm probably going to shock myself. I suspect a lot of people will be shocked too. But you have to throw yourself into it."

And the 'Good Morning Britain' presenter has admitted she needs to "step into character" and gout out of her "comfort zone" in order to make her dances believable.

She added: "I can't go on that stage as Charlotte the newsreader or Charlotte the mum. I have to pretend to be Charlotte Hawkins the dancer. I have to step into character. I have to step out of my comfort zone."

Charlotte has also been teased about her dresses by fellow newsreaders Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, but she has admitted she doesn't mind how short the numbers get, because she'll be "the fittest [she's] ever been" thanks to all the dancing.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I've been told you often start off saying, 'I'll just have the dresses down to the knee'. Then the next week it's up to the thigh and the next week it's, 'Oh, maybe we'll just go a bit shorter still'. Susanna and Piers are already teasing me about how short the dresses will get. Thank goodness, with all the dancing, I'm gonna be the fittest I've ever been."

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