‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Fleur East has fulfilled a psychic's prophecy by making her late dad proud.
The ‘Uptown Funk’ singer left the judges speechless with her dazzling performance to a Destiny’s Child mega mix alongside her professional partner Vito Coppola on Saturday night (19.11.22).
After scoring four 10s from Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke and Motsi Mabuse, they became the first ‘Strictly’ couple of 2022 to achieve a perfect 40 for their couple’s choice routine in Blackpool.
It was a major moment for the former ‘X Factor’ star, who previously dedicated a performance to her late dad Malcom – who passed away in 2020.
Moments before taking the floor, Fleur shared a heartfelt video to her fans where she vowed to make her father proud.
She said: “If my dad was here and he knew I was performing in Blackpool, he would burst with Pride.
“He was my biggest fan. Everything I’m doing, I’m doing for him and to make him proud.”
Fleur burst into tears after receiving top 10 from all judges, with Craig stating his classic catchphrase “fab-u-lous” and Shirley describing it as an “iconic routine that will go down in history”.
Fleur previously revealed how she visited a medium who said her dead dad gave her messages of encouragement from beyond the grave ahead of the show.
Opening up on Hits Radio Breakfast Show ahead of her 'Strictly' debut, she said: "On Sunday I had a message from one of my cousins who had been to see a medium – people that speak to the spirit world.
"I've never gone to a medium because I do believe in it and I'm quite scared about going because I never wanted to test it. But my cousin went and this happened.
"So my dad passed away in 2020, his name was Malcolm and apparently he came through and wished me good luck ahead of 'Strictly'."