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Fleur East cuts a relaxed figure in a plunging black crop top as she heads to rehearsals for Strictly


Fleur East cut a relaxed figure on Thursday as she headed to rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing in London ahead of the first live show.

The former X Factor star, 34, stood out in a plunging black crop top, teamed with a pair of gray joggers and sporty trainers.

She completed the look with a baggy blue denim jacket while toting a suitcase and a large bag as she prepared for the long day ahead.

Looking good: Fleur East cut a relaxed figure on Thursday as she headed to rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing in London ahead of the first live show

Looking good: Fleur East cut a relaxed figure on Thursday as she headed to rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing in London ahead of the first live show

Fleur sported glamorous makeup with a swipe of nude lipstick and left her natural curly locks loose.

Strictly Come Dancing is set to return on Friday, September 23, followed by the first live show on September 24.

It comes after Fleur received a ‘strange but heartwarming’ message from her late father ahead of her upcoming Strictly Come Dancing debut on Saturday night.

Low-key: The former X Factor star, 34, stood out in a plunging black crop top, teamed with a pair of gray joggers and sporty trainers

Low-key: The former X Factor star, 34, stood out in a plunging black crop top, teamed with a pair of gray joggers and sporty trainers

Casual: She completed the look with a baggy blue denim jacket while toting a suitcase and a large bag as she prepared for the long day ahead

Casual: She completed the look with a baggy blue denim jacket while toting a suitcase and a large bag as she prepared for the long day ahead

Low-key: The former X Factor star, 34, stood out in a plunging black crop top, teamed with a pair of gray joggers and sporty trainers

The star told how her cousin went to see a psychic medium last weekend and they delivered a heartbreaking message of good luck from her father Malcolm, who died in March 2020 after suffering a heart attack.

Speaking on her Hits Radio breakfast show on Wednesday, Fleur played a voice note from her cousin in which the medium revealed she was communicating with “a spirit called Malcolm” who has a daughter who “sings or dance”.

The medium went on to say: ‘[Malcolm’s] girl is about to start something, she is about to start an adventure, as he calls it. He says tell her that I am so proud of her and give her all the luck in the world.

This comes after receiving a message

This comes after receiving a message

It comes after receiving a ‘strange but heartwarming’ message from her late father (pictured) ahead of her Strictly Come Dancing debut on Saturday night

The singer explained, “In 72 hours I’ll be dancing live for the first time and it’s really exciting, but something really weird happened to me before the Strictly weekend.

“On Sunday I received a message from a cousin of mine who had gone to see a medium – people who speak to the spirit world.

“I’ve never been to a psychic because I believe in them and I’m very scared to go because I never wanted to test them. But my cousin went and it happened.

“So my dad passed away in 2020, his name was Malcolm and apparently he came over and wished me well before Strictly.”

Beyond the grave: The former X Factor star, 34, has told how his cousin went to see a psychic medium last weekend, who delivered a heartbreaking message of good luck from his father Malcolm

Beyond the grave: The former X Factor star, 34, has told how his cousin went to see a psychic medium last weekend, who delivered a heartbreaking message of good luck from his father Malcolm

Beyond the grave: The former X Factor star, 34, has told how his cousin went to see a psychic medium last weekend, who delivered a heartbreaking message of good luck from his father Malcolm

Fleur described receiving the message as a “strange but heartwarming” experience because she was “so anxious” not to have her beloved late father around for such a great time in her life.

She added, “Isn’t that really weird?” It’s strange but it’s also very comforting.

“Leading to Strictly was so nerve-wracking and I was so anxious and not having my dad here for the first time before something so big in my life was huge.

“So to get a message like that, this is the setup I needed before the big weekend.”

Tender: Fleur played a voice note in which the medium revealed she was communicating with

Tender: Fleur played a voice note in which the medium revealed she was communicating with

Tender: Fleur played a voice note in which the medium revealed she was communicating with ‘a spirit called Malcolm’ (pictured) who has a daughter who ‘sings or dances’

Fleur previously admitted she chose to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing in honor of her late father, who was a huge fan of the BBC One competition.

She said: “I hope I can dance to some of my songs. For me, it’s quite emotional. My dad passed away in 2020, Strictly was his favorite show. I’m going to do it for him.

“I’m just bummed that he can’t see me doing it, but I’m going to keep that in mind during the show. I’m excited. My family, just for this reason, will buzz. I didn’t expect to be so emotional about it.

After being announced as a contestant last month, Fleur said, “I am equally nervous and excited to be part of this year’s Strictly lineup. I can’t wait to learn new skills and want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.

“It’s such an honor to be on the show after years of watching it with my father who loved it so much.

“Unfortunately my father is no longer with us, but I know he will watch over the ballroom in spirit. I’m doing this to make him and my family proud and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on!

After Malcom’s death, Fleur paid a heartfelt tribute to him on Instagram, writing, “Cheer me till the end.” You taught me and [sister] Keshia for being confident and always chasing our dreams.

Big moment: Fleur described receiving the message as a 'strange but heartwarming' experience because she was 'so anxious' not to have her beloved late father.

Big moment: Fleur described receiving the message as a 'strange but heartwarming' experience because she was 'so anxious' not to have her beloved late father.

Big moment: Fleur described receiving the message as a ‘strange but heartwarming’ experience because she was ‘so anxious’ not to have her beloved late father.

“I will forever continue to make you proud. I’m so glad you saw us accomplish so much. Every note I sing, every song I write, and everything I do will be for you.

‘This album is for you dad. I love you so much daddy darling. Have an amazing time up there! See you soon.’

Fleur finished second in series 11 of The X Factor in 2014 and has since become a regular face in the music and broadcasting world.

As a singer, she released two albums, with her debut single Sax reaching number three in the UK Singles Chart.

After appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018, she became the host of the Hits Radio Breakfast Show which she hosts every day of the week.

Fleur has also appeared as a presenter on the last three series of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and on ITV game show The Void.

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE COMPETITORS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Occupation: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: “I’m so thrilled that this year they have it! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pajamas to dancing in front of the judges in a sparkly dress.

RICHIE ANDERSON

Age: 34

Occupation: Radio host

richy says: ‘It’s a dream come true! I can’t wait to put on those sparkles and glitter and dance on the most famous dance floor in the world! »

ELLIE SIMMOND

Age: 27

Occupation: former athlete

Ellie says: “Being invited to be part of the Strictly family is so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”

TYLER WEST

Age: 26

Occupation: Radio DJ

Tyler says: “It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on this shiny dance floor…with a side of glitter.”

ELLIE TAYLOR

Age: 38

Occupation: Actor

Ellie says: “Well, cover me in fake tan and wrap me in glitter!” I am absolutely thrilled to be part of Strictly 2022! ‘

TONY ADAMS MBE

Age: 55

Occupation: Retired footballer and coach

Toni says: ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the allure of the glitter and the appeal of the salsa made me swap my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’

GOODBYE JAMES

Age: 38

Occupation: EastEnders actor

Jacques says “I’m not known for my shimmy or my sparkly toes – in fact my kids regularly make fun of my dad’s dance, but it’s an honor to be invited and I’m going to do my best.”

HELEN SKELTON

Age: 39

Occupation: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘I’m really excited to embark on a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’

VA MELLOR

Age: 46

Occupation: Actor

Will says: “I know it will be a huge challenge, but that’s what life is. It’s also my mom’s favorite show and she’s had a really tough few years, so I’m doing this for her too. Bring it on!’

KAYE ADAMS

Age: 59

Occupation: TV presenter

Kay says: “I said I wanted the last year of my 50s to be memorable and I can’t think of a better way to do that than to show the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’

JAYDE ADAMS

Age: 37

Occupation: Actor

Jayde says, “I’ve been a big fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m looking at myself in a dream and I can’t believe I manifested this.

MAT GOSS

Age: 53

Occupation: Singer

Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I’m coming to work and then I’m going back to America. I thought, it’s time for me to come home and go out of my own way’

MOLLY RAINFORD

Age: 21

Occupation: Singer

Molly says: “I already know this will be the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family to share it with.”

EAST FLOWER

Age: 34

Occupation: Singer

Flower says: “I am equally nervous and excited to be part of this year’s Strictly lineup. I am excited to learn new skills and want to enjoy every moment of this magical experience.

HAMZA YASSINE

AGe: 35

Professionalnot: Cameraman and animal animator

Hamza says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years have I thought I’d be on such a cool show.”

Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk


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