VIDEO: Strictly Come Dancing’s Fleur East overcome by emotion after touching routine..

Strictly Come Dancing is no doubt a tiring experience, and even more so for Fleur East who hosts a morning radio show.

On Saturday, the emotion caught up with her, and following an emotional Viennese Waltz to Glimpse of Us by Joji, the presenter was left in tears. “You were feeling all the emotions, weren’t you, my darling?” Tess asked as Fleur and Vito arrived for their critiques. “You shed a little tear, sweetheart,” Tess said comfortingly as Fleur appeared to be clearly emotional.

The former X Factor star explained to Claudia why she felt so teary, sharing: “Vito said to me: ‘Make sure you bring the feeling and really get into the emotions.’ So all day I’ve been building it up and getting ready to unleash it.

The dance was very different than the energetic cha-cha-cha that she danced last week, which saw her finish near the top of the leaderboard.

Their dance was also well-received by the judges, with mixed feedback from Shirley Ballas but positive from everyone else, earning them a score of 28.

Although it was an emotional time for the singer, she will be supported by husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, who she married back in 2019.

Their nuptials were held in Morocco with a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. The bride wore a show-stopping wedding dress by J’Aton Couture and was attended by many celebrities including her I’m A Celebrity co-star Harry Redknapp and his wife, Sandra.

“My uncle Sean was sitting in the crowd and he just lifted up his arm to show me his wrist and he was wearing my dad’s bracelet. He didn’t even say anything to me. He just showed it to me and I just looked at him and I was like, ‘Oh my goodness!'” She added: “So that kind of set me off and then as soon as I faced Vito in the dance for the first time, he looked at me and his eyes were like, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s crying,’ and he said immediately then he got more into the emotion of it.”

When she was revealed as one of the contestants for the 20th series of Strictly, Fleur became emotional as she shared the poignant reason for saying ‘yes’ to taking part this year. “I hope I get to dance to some of my songs… for me it’s quite emotional. My dad who passed away in 2020, Strictly was his favourite show,” she told Ranvir Singh who was filling in for Lorraine Kelly on her self-titled ITV show, Lorraine.

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