She’s still dream­ing the dream... Stacey’s Les Mis lights up Strictly

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Chris Hast­ings ARTS COR­RE­SPON­DENT

SHE had never danced be­fore but is now be­ing tipped as the even­tual win­ner of Strictly. And last night in the quar­ter-fi­nals, Stacey Doo­ley again showed how much she’s learnt, per­form­ing an Amer­i­can Smooth to I Dreamed A Dream.

Part­nered with dancer Kevin Clifton, the tele­vi­sion re­porter – who had been the rank out­sider be­fore the se­ries be­gan – turned on the style for the num­ber from Les Mis­er­ables, scor­ing 38 out of 40.

The six re­main­ing cou­ples were bat­tling it out to show tunes in a mu­si­cals spe­cial.

Steps star Faye Tozer and her part­ner Gio­vanni Per­nice scored a max­i­mum 40 points for their Charleston to The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Mu­sic.

Be­fore last night’s show Tozer ad­mit­ted she had been get­ting tips from Deb­bie McGee who, with Per­nice last year, made it all the way to the fi­nal. But the singer in­sisted her pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence as a pop star has not given her an un­fair ad­van­tage. She said: ‘I do have dance ex­pe­ri­ence and I can prob­a­bly pick up rou­tines fairly quickly but the moves in Steps aren’t quite ball­room.

‘There has al­ways been peo­ple of dif­fer­ent sorts of abil­i­ties and I guess un­til you get in the room and do the chore­og­ra­phy you don’t know how you are go­ing to do.’

SLICK: Stacey and Kevin dream on but, left, Faye and Gio­vanni stole the show

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