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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Winner Caroline Flack has spoken about media reports that she has had previous dance training.
Speaking at a Press Conference following the Live Final she explained:
“I trained as a dancer when I was a teenager at a stage school that was more drama and singing. That was 16 years ago when I did my last dance class.”
“If I was trained as a dancer then I probably would have been a dancer and I’m not. I don’t think I had more dance training or experience than anyone else. Especially popstars who are used to performing all the time. I’m a presenter. I’d never trained in ballroom or Latin.”
Her partner Pasha Kovalev added that previous dance experience often does not play a major part in ballroom success.
Time for part one of a 4 part series in advance of the live final where I take a look at each of the four finalists and their performance so far in Strictly. Starting with Caroline Flack
Caroline’s best dance came in the semi final last week when she became the first contestant this series to score a perfect 40 (10,10,10,10) from the judges and the first dance in which Craig, who was donning an evil beard, dusted off the cobwebs on his 10 paddle
We have to go way back to week 1 for Caroline’s worse dance which was a Cha Cha Cha and scored 27 points (6,7,7,7) with the judges. Still a very respectable score of course especially for week 1
Discounting both the waltzathon and Donny Osmond neither of which count for anything Caroline has amassed a score of 442 over 13 dances which makes for an average score of 34.0
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
Caroline was in the dance off in week 7 after her waltz which scored 31 with the judges (7,8,8,8). She was in the dance off against Alison Hammond but was unanimously saved by the judges
Odds of Winning
Caroline is currently the bookies favourite with odds of 8/13 on SkyBet. A poll carried out on this site at time of writing shows that 33% of voters think she should win but a whopping 69% think that she will win!
Tune in later today for a look at Simon Webbe, with the other two finalists coming tomorrow.