Strictly’s Kim Marsh breaks her silence on ex dance training and insists ‘I’m not a dancer’
Strictly Come Dancing’ Kym Marsh broke her silence after it was revealed that she had previous dance training.
The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this week that Kim, 46, had professional dancing experience while starring on Saturday Night Fever in London’s West End in 2004.
As Annette, she is seen showing off her things on stage every night after receiving dance training from a top choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.
Kim — who previously said she was “smitten” on stage while in pop band Hear’Say — has now spoken about her dancing experiences, insisting she has no advantage in the competition.
She said, “I did a little [of dancing] When you were little, this was your usual ballet and clicking things as a kid. I also went to theater school for a year but did only really basics.
Kim continued, “Then during my time with Hear’Say, I found
The dance component was really hard, we toured and did all the dance routines so it was hard! The choreographer used to laugh at me because I always said ‘I can’t do that’.
And of her theatrical role, she added, “I was in a Saturday night fever for six months in the West End, but I had a role that required little.
Dancing, and that was kind of on purpose.
“So there is not a lot of experience, a little, but not enough
I consider myself a dancer.”
Strict judge Craig Revell-Horwood added fuel to the controversy over the audition earlier this week after claiming that Kim had previously danced.
Craig, 57, advised her to do well this year precisely because she already knows her way around the dance floor.
In an interview with Best magazine, he offered his opinions on this year’s celebrity contestants, saying, “Kym Marsh has danced before and I think she’d fit in well.”
However, another source close to Kim downplayed the level of dance training she had.
They insisted: “Arlene directed the show but she and Kim had a separate choreographer to teach the dance routine. Kim’s character only had a few small dance steps, and this was also 18 years ago, so it wouldn’t give Kim any kind of unfair advantage.” .
The other tough contestants this year, such as Seuss Woman Kay Adams, 59, and actor Will Mellor, 46, have no career history on the dance floor and no dance experience.
Kim, who starred as Michelle Connor on Coronation Street from 2006 to 2019, also admitted last month that she started dancing lessons at the age of four.
She told Cheshire Life, “I’ve loved performing since my young age. I’ve been in dance school since I was four, but my parents didn’t realize I could sing until I was ten.
Kim also admitted that the producers of the reality TV series Popstars specifically requested that listeners be able to “sing and dance.”