Why we’re excited about Kellie Bright on Strictly Come Dancing

Last month it was announced that EastEnders star Kellie Bright, who plays Linda Carter, will be competing in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. With the show set to return this month, we’re very excited, and here’s why! 

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© BBC / Ray Burmiston

Kellie’s first Strictly Come Dancing photoshoot!

1. Grease-Enders


Last November, the EastEnders cast took on the challenge of performing to Grease for Children In Need! We saw many of the cast dancing and singing for our entertainment, and with Kellie Bright playing the role of Sandy, this has given us just a small glimpse of her talent! Here’s hoping she’ll be just as good every week…

If you missed Grease-Enders, you can watch it here;

2. The outfits

© EastEnders Spy / BBC
© EastEnders Spy / BBC

Any EastEnders fan knows that Linda Carter loves to dress in many bright, colourful and eccentric outfits. Any Strictly fan knows that the female celebrities always wear glamorous, sparkly, princess-like dresses. So when you put Linda Carter (well, Kellie Bright) and Strictly together, we’re going to see some amazing things! The costume department are going to enjoy this one!

3. The audience

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Danny Dyer and his on-screen daughter Maddy Hill

Now, call us greedy but one of the best things about an EastEnders star being on Strictly is that we get to see even more of the EastEnders cast and crew! If 4 nights a week wasn’t enough for us already, we’ll be seeing Kellie every Saturday night and we also love to spot who we recognise supporting her! Perhaps we’ll see Danny Dyer, Maddy Hill, or even the boss, Dominic Treadwell-Collins cheering her on in the audience!

4. We love supporting EastEnders

No matter what the reason or show is, we simply love to support EastEnders and everything the cast do! We vote for them in awards, we support them through reality show, we’ll do anything…
Most recently, this support helped EastEnders star, Jake Wood (Max Branning), to reach the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, and finish in 5th place!

5. We want an EastEnders winner!

While many of the current EastEnders cast have taken part in Strictly Come dancing (Including; Jake Wood, Gillian Taylforth, Natalie Cassidy, Letitia Dean, and Matt Di Angelo), there’s not a winner amongst them! We’d love to see Kellie go all the way, and win it on behalf of Team EastEnders!

The Strictly Come Dancing launch show airs this Saturday at 7:15pm, where we find out which professional dancer the celebrities are paired with. The show will then return later in September, after weeks of rehearsals. 


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