‘The glam groups are genius’: Former Dwelling Secretary Jacqui Smith, 57, reveals her Strictly transformation in plunging sequin robe as she ‘teases issues to come back’
Taking to Twitter, the 57-year-old appeared unimaginable as she posed in a plunging sequin gown, with heavy make-up and curled hair.
She wrote: ‘The @bbcstrictly wardrobe, hair and make-up groups are genius.’
‘The glam groups are genius’: Former Dwelling Secretary Jacqui Smith, 57, revealed her Strictly transformation on Twitter, carrying in plunging sequin robe as she ‘teased issues to come back’
Jacqui added: ‘Right here’s a bit tease of issues to come back! (After all I seem like this each weekend when recording @forthemanypod and that @IainDale [her co-star on the For The Many podcast] is a fiend for the sequins).
Fellow Strictly contestant, Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh posted a fireplace emoji and wrote that Jacqui appeared ‘sensational’.
Jacqui stated when she was introduced as one of many closing contestants on the present ‘I used to be speechless with pleasure at being requested to affix Strictly – and that is very uncommon for me…
Altering issues up: She had ditched her customary boxy jackets (left in 2009) in favour of a modern new look (proper) when she appeared on the Andrew Marr present again in 2017
‘Fifty years in the past, I bought a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing and it feels about time to return to dancing.
‘I could not be in higher arms with the Strictly workforce and I’ll throw myself into the problem. Be careful!’.
She is going to be a part of HRVY, Jason Bell, Ranvir Singh, Clara Amfo, Caroline Quentin, Jamie Laing, Invoice Bailey, JJ Chalmers, Max George, Maisie Smith and Nicola Adams.
Jacqui was one of many unique ‘Blair Babes’ of 1997, and shocked with a glam transformation when she appeared on the Andrew Marr present in 2017.
Followers of the present took to Twitter to declare she was unrecognisable, having a brand new exercise regime and ditching her favoured boxy jackets in favour of a easy navy shift gown.
Her striped blonde highlights and fringe had additionally been changed with a modern brunette.
Her time in workplace was marked by a collection of blunders, together with saying she wouldn’t really feel protected strolling in Hackney at evening.
The previous Dwelling Secretary additionally confronted sturdy criticism over her function within the arrest of Tory MP Damian Inexperienced in a leak inquiry.
She additionally confronted embarrassment when it emerged that one in 5 foreigners cleared to work in safety jobs have been unlawful immigrants.
She misplaced her Commons seat in 2010 following a row over her bills involving second houses and porn movies watched by her husband,
New problem: Jacqui will be a part of HRVY, Jason Bell, Ranvir Singh, Clara Amfo, Caroline Quentin, Jamie Laing, Invoice Bailey, JJ Chalmers, Max George, Maisie Smith and Nicola Adams
Strictly Come Dancing Contestants 2020
Occupation: Actress, recognized for roles in Males Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek
Caroline says: ‘I hope my knees do not let me down and I hope the inspiration clothes reside as much as expectations once I begin leaping about!’
Enjoyable reality: She met her now-husband, Sam Farmer in 1998 on the set of Males Behaving Badly when he was one of many studio runners.
Occupation: Singer – from former boy band The Needed
Max says: ‘Nan – I am doing Strictly this 12 months!’ as he vowed to make his superfan grandmother proud
Enjoyable Truth: Max’s fellow The Needed bandmate Jay McGuiness was on Strictlby Come Dancing in 2015 – and gained it!
Occupation: Radio 1 presenter
Clara says: ‘As we all know this 12 months has been an actual problem and escapism by dancing is one thing I do know all of us get pleasure from’
Enjoyable reality: Clara has some expertise of celeb gameshows, having taken half on Movie star Masterchef in 2018
Occupation: Comic and TV persona
Clara says: ‘I am not Lord of the Dance, extra a kind of caretaker of the dance’
Enjoyable reality: Invoice is a classically educated musician and multi-instrumentalist
Occupation: EastEnders actress
Maisie says: ‘Get me in these sequins, I can not wait to dive into the Strictly fancy gown field this winter!’
Enjoyable reality: Maisie gained the 2019 Youngsters In Want particular of Strictly with Kevin Clifton
Occupation: YouTube star
HRVY says: ‘Being on Strictly goes to be such an incredible expertise and I am so grateful to be collaborating this 12 months.’
Enjoyable reality: HRVY follows within the footsteps of former web star contestants Joe Sugg and Saffron Barker – the latter of whom is shut pals with him
Occupation: Retired American Soccer participant – now a pundit
Jason says: ‘I’m thrilled. I am an enormous fan of the present, I have been watching it since I got here to this nation, so it is time for me to do one thing cool to impress my daughter, now that she will watch me carry out!’
Enjoyable Truth: Jason is the daddy of Women Aloud star Nadine Coyle’s daughter. The couple have been collectively for 11 years, solely splitting not too long ago in 2019
Occupation: ITV broadcaster, Political Editor for GMB
Ranvir says: ‘It looks like I am on a rollercoaster… Hopefully after the primary dance I’ll really feel exhilarated relatively than sick!’
Enjoyable reality: Ranvir is the fourth GMB star to star following Susanna Reid, Richard Arnold and Charlotte Hawkins.
Occupation: Double Olympic gold medallist boxer
Nicola says: ‘I’m an enormous fan of the present and am thrilled to be a part of one thing that holds such a particular place in so many individuals’s hearts’
Enjoyable reality: Nicola will type the present’s first ever same-sex pairing as she is parterned with a feminine skilled.
Occupation: Ex Royal Marine and Invictus Video games medallist
JJ says: ‘Strictly is a complete completely different ball recreation in respect to the challenges I’ll face however I am up for an journey’
Enjoyable reality: JJ is shut pals with Prince Harry after they labored collectively on the Invictus Video games
Occupation: Made In Chelsea star
Jamie says: ‘I am over the moon I truly get to come back again and dance once more. It may be unbelievably superb!’
Enjoyable reality: Jamie was pressured to tug out of the 2019 collection of Strictly after a foot harm
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Jacqui says: ‘I used to be speechless with pleasure at being requested to affix Strictly – and that is very uncommon for me…!’
Enjoyable reality: Fifty years in the past, she obtained a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing