STRICTLY COME DANCING star Judi Love has candidly opened up on how gruelling training sessions for the BBC show have really taken a toll on her body.
Judi Love narrowly avoided being eliminated with her professional dance partner Graziano Di Prima during the latest episode of Strictly Come Dancing. When the comedian was quizzed about making it through to another round of the BBC competition by her fellow Loose Women panellists during Monday’s episode, Judi admitted that dancing has left her with many bruises and injuries.
Judi shone a light on the tough physical demands of mastering Strictly Come Dancing routines during Monday’s instalment of Loose Women on ITV.
The 41-year-old told the panel how much pain her body has endured from rehearsing with her 27-year-old pro partner Graziano in recent weeks.
She explained how she’s had to try wearing a host of different heels to dance in as many of them made her feet feel like they were “burning”.
Judi said that Graziano – who she affectionately calls Graz – has tried his best to find her a suitable pair of shoes, but she said she’s still getting “battered” with pain.
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One of the bruises Judi sustained from dance rehearsals was shown on a screen to the Loose Women panel.
Judi explained: “I have dark skin and look at that bruise. You are in your shoes for hours – and whether it’s five or seven [hours]– Graz doesn’t let me sit down.
“You know when you go out partying you take off your shoes and they swell? So you have got to keep them on and keep moving in them.
“As soon as I’ve finished dancing I have to carry an ice pack with me.”
On a lighter and more playful note, the panel couldn’t resist asking Judi who “rubs her down” after a long day of dancing.
Judi burst into laughter and was teased for getting flustered over the tongue-in-cheek question asked by Gloria Hunniford.
When she gathered her thoughts, Judi replied: “It’s just the angels of rubbing-ness.
“You are always putting me through these predicaments, you did this to me last time.
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