Lesley Joseph is insisting that producers chose her for Strictly Come Dancing to be the comical older woman. Lesley and her partner Anton Du Beke became the fifth couple to leave the hit BBC competition last week after losing out to Daisy Lowe and Aljaž Škorjanec in the dance-off. Speaking at chocolatier Paul A Young’s charity book launch, in aid of the Children’s Air Ambulance, Lesley admitted age does matter in Strictly.
Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph says her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing is rapidly whipping her into shape – and she’s even got her ‘Dorian figure’ back as a result of all those dancefloor sessions with Anton du Beke. “I’m wearing Anton out,” she joked.
‘Malleable’ perhaps isn’t the nicest sounding compliment in the book, but it’s music to the ears of Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Lesley Joseph. The star’s ballroom partner Anton Du Beke didn’t hold back during an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, admitting he’s delighted at being paired with the 70-year-old Birds Of A Feather actress. “I must say Lesley is tremendous, absolutely wonderful,” he told the panel.
Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph is the oldest ever female celebrity to grace the dancefloor on Strictly – but the 70-year-old star reckons she could turn out to be the dark horse of this year’s contest. “I can move and have good rhythm,” Lesley told The Sunday People. Of course, the actress became famous for playing maneating cougar Dorien Green in the hit BBC sitcom, but this time she’s hoping to be an inspiration to older women for a much more wholesome reason.
You might spot Lesley Joseph at the dry cleaner’s today, as she selects her glitziest outfit ahead of the announcement of her long-rumoured involvement in Strictly Come Dancing 2016. The Birds Of A Feather star – who would be the oldest contestant to ever dance in the BBC ballroom – joined Twitter after it was confirmed that the final four celebrity competitors would be officially announced today (Aug 22). Meanwhile, Lesley posted a sparkling glitter GIF on Sunday (Aug 21) alongside a tweet, which read: “Busy day tomorrow.
Lesley Joseph has become the latest celebrity to be linked to the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, joining an already incredible list of names rumoured to be trying to waltz their way to that glitterball trophy. It’s thought that bosses have wanted Lesley to sign up for a really long time, and now, their wish has been granted. A source told The Sun: “Strictly bosses have wanted Lesley for years.