‘I’ve wanted to do the show for so long – it’s a dream come true’

Closer (UK) - - Interviews -

Steps singer Faye Tozer has ad­mit­ted that she’s over the moon to be tak­ing part in Strictly this year – but she tells Closer just how ea­ger she’s been to take part in the show. She says, “I’ve wanted to do Strictly for such a long time. Ev­ery time we did a Steps tour, I’d in­vite cast­ing agents from Strictly to come and have a look. I was like, ‘Hi! I’m here!’ I’m over the moon that, fi­nally, they let me in. It’s a dream come true.”

Faye, 42 – who has been paired up with Strictly pro Gio­vanni Per­nice – was one fifth of the ’90s pop group Steps, but de­spite her ex­pe­ri­ence in the mu­sic in­dus­try, she in­sists she’s been strug­gling with ball­room danc­ing. “I guess I do have an ad­van­tage when learn­ing rou­tines, as I’ve done that with Steps. But I’ve never worked with a part­ner, and that’s a com­pletely dif­fer­ent thing. I’m lov­ing be­ing swept around the dance floor by some­one else – but my big­gest prob­lem so far is that I’m not very good at be­ing led! My part­ner has been giv­ing me a talk­ing to, be­cause I end up lead­ing them. That’s been my crit­i­cism so far.”

And Faye says she’s go­ing to give the show her all – not be­cause she’s des­per­ate to win, but so that she can get the chance to wear as many glam­orous Strictly out­fits as she can. “I’ve had some fit­tings and I’ve asked to try on ev­ery style pos­si­ble. We get our dresses de­signed each week, so it de­pends on the themes as to what we can wear. But I want to stay in for as long as I can, so I get to wear as many of the out­fits as pos­si­ble!”

Per­form­ing with Steps

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