Kirsty Gallacher fears Strictly flash
Kirsty Gallacher is petrified of "popping out" of her costume during a live Strictly Come Dancing performance.
The TV presenter is one of the latest crop of stars to compete on the BBC competition, where she is partnered with show stalwart Brendan Cole. Hopefuls are renowned for wearing skimpy outfits as they show off their footwork, and Kirsty is living in a state of perpetual fear that she might reveal more than she means to.
"The most embarrassing thing would be actually popping out of your dress," she told Britain's The Sun newspaper. “Realistically it’s not going to happen as the wardrobe people are brilliant, but actual exposure would be horrendous. If you make a mistake or fall over, it happens because we’re not professional dancers. But popping out..."
Kirsty has received mixed feedback from the judges, including Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, over the weeks. Her Pasodoble was panned and saw her placed towards the bottom of the scoreboard, but she rallied last weekend (24-25Oct15) and managed to pull off a brilliant Viennese Waltz. It saw her receive her best score to date, 29, and has done wonders for her confidence.
"After the dance-off, I tried to relax more and am really enjoying it," she explained. "That attitude took me through to last week. After the show all the judges said, ‘Amazing job, well done, you’ve really turned a corner.' That meant a huge amount, because you know they mean it."
Kirsty maintains some of the comments she have received have been unfair. Her salsa didn't go down that well with the judges, but she believes they should have been more impressed with the "difficult lifts" she and Brendan managed.
The star is still getting over her divorce from her rugby player spouse Paul Sampson, revealing she's had "very dark moments" in 2015 but hopes to finally move on now.
- Cover Media