Ruth Langsford didn't 'plan' to straddle Anton du Beke after dance fall
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 November 2017
Ruth Langsford decided to straddle Anton du Beke during their routine on 'Strictly Come Dancing' over the weekend because she wanted to save their dance
Ruth Langsford had "never planned" to straddle Anton du Beke during their routine on 'Strictly Come Dancing' over the weekend.
The 'Loose Women' panellist's Paso Doble became the main talk of the show on Saturday (04.11.17) when she leapt on top of her partner after he accidentally fell over at the end of their "passable" routine.
But the 57-year-old presenter has admitted that raunchy move, which shocked viewers, wasn't actually part of the choreography and she did it to save the dance after thinking quick on her feet.
Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Monday (06.11.17), she said: "It's that live TV moment, id never have planned to do that, he lost his balance. Basically, I thought 'I know, I'll throw myself over him and cover his embarrassment.' I was quite disappointed because we'd done a fairly passable Paso up until that point. It's all good fun isn't it? And no dancers were injured during the making of that."
But, despite the blunder, which Anton claimed was "marvellous art," they managed to escape the dreaded dance-off and, instead, had to wave goodbye to their friend Aston Merrygold.
The JLS hunk was given the boot from the competition after head judge Shirley Ballas cast her deciding vote - opting to save Mollie King - but the result wasn't without negativity as many viewers claimed that acid-tongue panellist Craig Revel Horwood had deliberately marked him down by giving him a four for his dance.
But Aston - a former favourite to win the Glitterball Trophy - wasn't bitter and said he'd had "the best time" on the show.
He said: "Honestly, every second of this, I've had friends who have done the show before and they've gone, 'You're going to have the most amount of fun from start to finish whatever it is', and honestly they weren't lying!
"Everything, from this lady to every single person in here, these four judges, yourself, Claudia, all you amazing lot up there that I get to see and spend so much time with. I've made some amazing friends and honestly I've had the best time, it's been amazing."