This is my new favourite photo of 2015.
Kellie Bright and I have joined all the pro and amateur dancers in the marquee behind the Strictly studio. We are full of excitement – simple as that! We were talking about all our injuries and all our struggles to dance, and why I went crazy when Tess told the audience that Karen and I would be dancing another week.
Something about this photo just speaks of the huge excitement of being spared. Even a great dancer like Kellie couldn’t be sure she was safe, so she will have been relieved too. The other story here is the camaraderie between the contenders. I honestly think the 15 of us will be friends for years to come.
There is no experience like being thrown into the furnace at Strictly, and we will have a special hug for each other when, in times ahead, we meet at a party or a bus stop. The hug will say: “There are no words.” Happy days, everyone!