Michelle Visage, 51, reflected on her Rumba with her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice, 29, backstage after they received criticism from the judges. The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 hopeful was scored 29 out of a possible 40, placing her in the lower half of the leaderboard. In a video shared by BBC Strictly’s official Instagram page, Michelle said: “We did the Rumba, it was really hard. “I’m still proud of what we did!”

However, in spite of Michelle insisting she was happy with the performance, Giovanni wasn’t entirely convinced by her reaction.

He added: “It’s very hard work, you did a great job.

“I know you’re not very happy with yourself.”

“No, I know I could have done better but I don’t even want to get into that mindset because I loved it, I had so much fun out there. Told the story,” Michelle replied.

Giovanni agreed, as he responded: “Yes I felt the story, you felt the story.

“Obviously this Rumba is very hard, it’s one of the hardest dances for a female celebrity and everybody, but you did it!”

Elsewhere, Michelle has spoken out about why she isn’t planning on flashing the flesh on the Strictly dance floor.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge is avoiding outfits which show off her midriff, because of scars left from two caesarean sections.

Michelle, who has two daughters Lillie, 19, and Lola, 17, with husband David Case, said her mid-section “will never be the same”. 

Speaking about her body to The Mirror, she said: “I’ve had two C-sections so my stomach is never going to look like it did when I was 21 and I’m not really comfortable with that.”

“I’ve even got my arms out which I don’t love but at this point I don’t care. This is for me. I don’t care but I’m not comfortable with my stomach,” she told the publication.

“No one dictates what I do or don’t do so if I want to show some flesh, I will.”

However, as a result of tough rehearsals, Michelle admitted her “body is changing” after training eight hours a day.

“Weight just falls off without even trying because imagine doing cardio for eight hours a day?” Michelle explained.

She continued: “But I am not really doing it for that. I’m doing it for myself to prove to myself at 51 I can still do new things. 

“I want to set that example for my daughters and it’s all about that and learning how to dance.”

Strictly Come Dancing: The Results airs tomorrow at 7.15pm on BBC One.

source: express.co.uk


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