Clara Amfo reveals she would love to return to Strictly Come Dancing

Naomi Gordon
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Clara Amfo has said she would love to return to Strictly Come Dancing for the show's Christmas special this year, while also revealing she's been wearing her gold Strictly dress at home.

The BBC Radio 1 Dj was partnered with professional Aljaz Skorjanec last year - impressing judges with their memorable Charleston - and making it to the sixth week of the competition until they were eliminated.

Clara would be keen to give the dance-floor another go, telling "If they ever ask me for a Christmas special I’d 100 per cent love to do it. I just wish I could bottle the magic of the show and give [it] to people every week.

"I got a delivery from Vicky Gill [head of costumes at Strictly] the other day and it was my gold dress from the title sequence and I spent Friday and Saturday night in it in my socks at home, so I’d do anything to get back into those costumes again."

Reflecting on her time on the show, Clara said it was "more emotional" than she expected and the "group are all bonded for life now".

Photo credit: Guy Levy - BBC
Photo credit: Guy Levy - BBC

Meanwhile, semi-finalist Ranvir Singh has admitted that she turned down the chance to join the live Strictly tour when it eventually goes ahead.

Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain this week, she said, "I think the tour is coming up in June… I said 'no' to it actually," prompting Piers Morgan to reply: "You little diva!"

"I don't really feel like a dancer," Singh argued. "I learned those dances and everyone's like: 'Ooh you're a dancer now.' I feel like I've learned those routines… But I couldn't do the Jive for toffee."

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 saw Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse lifting the Glitterball trophy to glory, marking the second consecutive year Oti has won.

The festive edition of the BBC One ballroom competition usually features the return of six Strictly stars and their professional dance partners as they perform Christmas-themed routines to compete for the Christmas trophy.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One later this year.

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