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Susanna Reid wishes she'd shown her legs off more on Strictly Come Dancing

The GMB host, who competed in Strictly in 2013, told Zara McDermott her Viennese Waltz had made her envious.

Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain
Susanna Reid competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. (ITV)

What did you miss?

Susanna Reid has said she wishes she showed off her legs more when she competed in Strictly Come Dancing.

The Good Morning Britain presenter interviewed current Strictly contestants Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima on the ITV breakfast show.

In a cheeky moment, the TV personality confessed their Viennese Waltz had made her envious.


What, how, and why?

Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton made it to the final of Strictly in 2013. (Getty Images)
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton made it to the final of Strictly in 2013. (Getty Images)

Former Love Island contestant and documentary presenter McDermott, 26, revealed she will be dancing the American Smooth Foxtrot on this week's show and said she had been watching clips of Reid's Foxtrot technique back in 2013.

Reid, 52, was joint runner-up on the 11th series of Strictly with professional dance partner Kevin Clifton.

McDermott told her: "I've been watching your Foxtrot on YouTube. I thought it was fantastic."

Reid replied: "Do you know what? When I was watching your Viennese Waltz I thought, 'I wish I'd shown my legs like Zara did.' I wish I had legs anything like Zara's when I did my dancing!

"But that's so sweet that youre watching it. What have you picked up? Don't do it like that."

Dermott said: "No yours was amazing! You're really good."

Reid said: "That's so nice, thank you much, 10 years ago!"

The GMB presenter scored 38 out of 40 for her Foxtrot in the semi-finals to Can't Take My Eyes Off You.


What else did Zara McDermott tell Good Morning Britain?

Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima dancing the Viennese Waltz on Strictly. (BBC)
Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima dancing the Viennese Waltz on Strictly. (BBC)

McDermott confessed how nervous she was when she invited Di Prima to dinner at her home and decided to cook him Spaghetti Bolognese.

She and her boyfriend, Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson, hosted Di Prima and his Italian dancer wife Giada Lini for a meal of pasta.

She said: "I don't know why I did that. I thought the 'Italians are coming over I'm going to cook an Italian'. Why did I think that? Do you know what, it went well."

Di Prima said: "It was good, really good. I gave a good seven, my wife said eight [out of 10]"

The Italian professional dancer confessed his favourite meal was pasta carbonara.

McDermott revealed: "We've been having a debate about carbonara - cream or no cream? I think there is a British carbonara with cream. He can't accept it."

Di Prima sighed: "Let's call it a different name."

GMB presenter Richard Madeley said: "Let's not fall out about it!"

Di Prima also revealed that the no matter how well they rehearse and perform their dances, they never know if it is any good until their hear the judges comments.

He explained: "You are so in the tunnel during the week. You are so focused on the steps, the story of the dance, you never know if you're going in the right direction.

"Obviously you've got the technical aspect, but until you do the dance and receive from the judges what they think about the dance - you never know."

Good Morning Britain airs on ITV from 6am to 9am from Monday to Friday.

Strictly Come Dancing airs/streams on BBC One on Saturday and Sunday evenings.


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