Strictly's Ranvir Singh shares her amazing dancing success secret

Jen Crothers
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Ranvir Singh is one of our Strictly Come Dancing favourites this year - and now she's shared an insight into what it takes to top the leaderboard.

And it involves dancing in your sleep.

The Good Morning Britain presenter has admitted she's training so hard on Strictly that she's doing the moves when she doesn't even realise.

Ranvir landed the top scoring dance of the series so far with three nines from the judges - proving that right now, she’s the one to beat with that show-stopping score of 27.

She and partner Giovanni Pernice hit the top of the leaderboard for their foxtrot to Love You I Do from Dreamgirls as part of Strictly’s Movie Week.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Juggling her role as political editor on GMB and presenting All Around Britain with her Strictly training is intense. The training and pushing her out of her comfort zone has led to her practising moves in her sleep.

“Your whole body feels it and you wake up with throbbing feet in the night and then you know you’ve really worked hard,” she told The Mirror. “As Giovanni keeps saying, ‘If it’s not uncomfortable, it’s not right.’ I’m literally moving in my sleep. My legs are moving in my sleep, re-enacting the whole thing over and over again.

“It’s muscle memory and it’s repetition. You have to keep repeating it. Then, as Gio says to me, your body remembers what to do and on the night, you can enjoy it and you can perform. If you’re worried about your steps, you can’t perform.”

Former NFL star Jason Bell was the latest celebrity to leave the dance floor last week.

Strictly Come Dancing continues every Saturday and Sunday on BBC One

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