Strictly's Angela Rippon shares 80th birthday Las Vegas plans

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Strictly Come Dancing spoilers follow.

Strictly Come Dancing's Angela Rippon has revealed her 80th birthday plans.

The legendary news reader will be celebrating the milestone next October and she's already come up with the perfect way to mark the birthday.

During an appearance on Loose Women on Friday (December 8), Angela mentioned that she'd come up with the idea for a birthday trip after an off-hand comment to friends.

"I sort of carelessly mentioned to a couple of friends, as I’ve never been to Las Vegas, that I might want to do three days in Las Vegas and then go to Palm Springs," she recalled. "Immediately about six people said, ‘Oh, can we come too please?’"

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Angela added that she feels more energetic than ever as she reaches 80, explaining: "I think I was just born with [the energy]! I loved doing [Strictly] and the thing that I discovered was that I never once, because we were doing six hours a day, I never once got to the point where muscles gave up on me.

"I have got stronger, my asthma has improved incredibly because obviously my lung function is better and I’ve lost a stone in weight. I just loved doing it and although it was a bit like going to a boot camp because of the exercise you’re having to do, I just enjoyed every minute of it.”

Angela and her partner Kai Widdrington were eliminated during Blackpool Week, after falling into the Bottom Two with Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell.

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The dancing competition continues with its semi-final this Saturday night, as the final four couples perform two dances each.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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