Video exclusive: Strictly rehearsal

Woman magazine has gone where no mag has gone before, into the Strictly Come Dancing stars’ secret training sessions to bring you this exclusive sneaky behind the scenes peep!

Competing for the Strictly crown, Lynda Bellingham and dance partner Darren Bennett are optimistic about their chances.

Darren says: ‘I think we’ve got two really great songs for the show, so I’m hoping the audience enjoys the whole package – the routine, the dancing, the music, the costumes, everything!’

And what does Darren think of Lynda as a dancer? ‘The poise, the elegance, it’s all there!’ he laughs.

Watch Lynda and Darren in action here as they take us through the steps of one of the dances they’ll be performing on the show

Testing player in template


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