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Strictly Come Dancing professional reveals ‘massive eye-opener’ on BBC dance show

Chloe Hewitt, 23, is currently performing on the Here Comes The Girls tour alongside Strictly Come Dancing professionals Amy Dowden, 27, and Dianne Buswell, 29. The dancer no longer stars on the BBC One show with her pals as she was not asked to return to the dance competition for last year’s series. When asked if she was shocked to no longer be a part of the show, the brunette beauty admitted she was just “happy for everyone else” taking part. In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, she said: “When the show came around, so it would have been last year’s show, I was actually genuinely happy for everyone.

“It was nice to see it from the other side because I watched it since I was like eight, when it first came to our TV screens.”

The performer admitted working behind-the-scenes was an “eye-opener” into seeing how television works.

Chloe divulged: “I did two years on the show which opens your eyes on how TV works and how it runs. That was a massive eye-opener.

“So to then go back and watch it was really nice. It was also really nice to see the girls do so well on the show.

“It was different but it was kind of nice to sit back and relax and watch it.”

Despite being on the show for two series, Chloe was not given a celebrity partner and only performed in the group numbers.

Meanwhile, her former professional dance partner and pal AJ Pritchard will be returning to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing 2019.

The professional dancer revealed she “wasn’t surprised” her former co-star was asked to come back to the show unlike herself, saying he keeps “smashing it”.

She said: “No I wasn’t surprised. If he [AJ] wasn’t to be back on the show I’d be like, ‘Oh wow, okay then’.

“He has done so well. Every year he’s brought it and he continues to bring it. So why wouldn’t they have him back?”

The choreographer, who has been pals with AJ for over 12 years, admitted she is “so proud” of him and said he is the right “fit” for the programme.

She continued: “And he fits that little Prince Charming [image]. Bless him. He’s smashing it and I’m so proud of him. He’s doing a great job.”

Chloe is currently headlining her own UK dance tour called Here Comes The Girls.

Speaking about the show, she said: “I’ve never done a theatre tour before. The only tour I’ve ever done is the Strictly tour, which is in arenas.

“So when I got [Here Comes The Girls] it was so out of the blue, I was like, ‘Count me in’. The girls are so great. I’ve loved it from the moment we got started.”

To see Here Comes The Girls visit www.herecomethegirlstour.co.uk

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.


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