• Sat. Oct 23rd, 2021

Strictly fans fear Nina Wadia has been ‘sabotaged’ with first dance ‘She will struggle’

Sep 21, 2021

Strictly: Nina Wadia meets her partner Neil Jones

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Strictly Come Dancing fans were delighted on Saturday night as the 2021 series kicked off. Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly were back to present the BBC series as they announced which celebrities would be paired with the professional dancers. Viewers watched a clip of the moment EastEnders’ star Nina found out she was partnered up with Neil Jones, although some fans fear the soap star may have been set up to fail before even taking to the dancefloor.

During Neil and Nina’s chat with Claudia, the professional dancer broke the news to the soap star that their first performance next week would be the Samba.

“Oh, my goodness!” a shocked Nina said about the dance routine.

As a groan was heard from the audience, Claudia quickly said: “No, why is everyone sad? The Samba is fantastic.”

“It’s hard, isn’t it?” Nina replied as Claudia added: “No, you’re going to be fantastic. Neil, give us the characteristics.”

In an attempt to make Nina feel better about the routine, Neil said: “I’m going to say it’s going to be sexy, sassy, and very steamy.”

“Okay, see you later. Bye,” the comedian joked as jumped out of her seat.

“No, no, no! Don’t you dare, Nina,” Claudia panicked as she ushered the celeb back to her seat alongside Neil.

“So, you can find a character for the Samba,” she added.

“Yes, I’ll have to bring out my Sasha Fierce I reckon,” Nina explained.

 “There you go,” Claudia said encouragingly. “We can’t wait to see your Samba and your character.”

Following the programme, viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on Nina and Neil’s first dance routine.

Many seemed to be concerned about the former soap star, with one predicting the routine will be a “car crash”.

Nadine penned: “A week one Samba for Nina….noooo how could they do this to such a queen #Strictly.” (sic)

“Not Nina getting the samba in the first week,” AJ quizzed.

While Kirsty added: “It’s really unfair to make a celeb do a Samba in week one, when all the pros say it’s the hardest Latin dance, and then others get to do a Waltz.”

Airing his disbelief, Dylan wrote: “I can’t believe Nina is doing the SAMBA week 1…. That’s just cruel.” 

 

 

Natalie tweeted: “I was getting my rant ready about Neil not getting a partner again & then he does, about time it’s been years.

“Nina is wonderful so should be good, shame they’ve been sabotaged with a samba. Anyway, I’m team Adam/Katya & team Nadia/Neil. all good pairings I think.” (sic)

@TVFansaid: “Nina is going to be amazing! Although I think she will struggle with a Week 1 Samba.”

“Samba? What?! In the first week?! That’s gonna be a car crash,” Briony pointed out. (sic)

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.

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