Laura has been one of the main presenters of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! NOW! for the last five years, and has also presented programmes including the Brits, the MTV Movie Awards and the BAFTAs.
Find out more about Laura at her official website: www.laurawhitmore.com
Read more about Laura on her Wikipedia page: Laura Whitmore
Laura took part in Series 14 and danced with 2015 finalist Giovanni Pernice. Laura was the first celebrity to dance in the series with her cha cha cha on the Friday night show, setting a reasonable benchmark for others to follow, but left her mid-table on the leaderboard after the first dance. A lovely waltz in week 2 saw her combined score move her much further up the rankings, and safe for the first elimination. Despite a 9 from Bruno for her salsa in Movie week, other dancers scored highly and another middle of the leaderboard finish saw her in the bottom two for the first time, but unanimously saved by the judges. Another good dance with the quickstep next, but an ankle injury meant having to sit out of week 5 with a bye through to the next week, where a strong tango saw them top the leaderboard. Still struggling with her ankle in week 7 (she wasn't able to wear proper heels until the middle of the week) it was the tricky samba which was her undoing. It looked like Giovanni tried to choreograph the routine to protect her ankle, but it was another very strong week from other couples and saw them in joint seventh place and once again in the bottom two. This time, the judges didn't save her and Laura finished the competition in 9th place overall.
Strictly Come Dancing
|1||Cha cha cha||Venus||5||6||7||7||25||=10th (15)|
|2||Waltz||If I Ain't Got You||8||8||8||8||32||=4th (15)|
|3||Salsa||Rhythm Of The Night||7||7||7||9||30||8th (14)|
|4||Quickstep||Ballroom Blitz||8||8||8||9||33||=3rd (12)|
|6||Tango||Paint It Black||9||9||9||9||36||=1st (10)|
|* Due to an ankle injury stustained during training for week 5, Laura was unable to dance on Saturday and received a bye into week 6.|
WEEK 7 - SAMBA
Week 6 - Tango
WEek 5 - Jive
Laura injured her ankle during training for week 5, and was advised not to dance on Saturday by the medical team. Under the rules of Strictly Come Dancing, Laura & Giovanni will receive a bye into next week..