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Tea dance treat for Strictly's Kellie Bright

EastEnders star Kellie Bright has impressed the judges with her jive and Charleston in Strictly Come Dancing.

To date, she has avoided the dreaded dance-off.

This week, the soap actress is dancing a waltz.

Partner Kevin Clifton took the 39-year-old to a tea dance at a community centre near to where they have been training.

The pair walked into the room to applause before taking a spin on the dance floor with a few of the regulars.

At one point, Kellie took cakes around. "Have I turned into mother? Tea anyone?" she said.

The actress also had a chat with a few of the dancers. One lady said: "You're our favourite, very consistent!"

The couple then showcased their waltz for the crowd and received rapturous applause.

One man observed: "They look so young. Her being in EastEnders. My wife said her hair looked funny last Saturday. I think they'll do very well. If they do it like that they'll go and win it. I'd give them a 10."

A regular said: "It was quite good, they have to polish it up though. I think Kellie needs to work on her turns. I think she should go a long way on the show. I had one dance. Didn't have the right shoes. She's a very good actress."

Another stated: "It's been a treat. We come to the tea dance every so often. 10 out of 10 from us. Fab-u-lous! They are going to go far. We'll all be voting this week. Every year we can't wait for Strictly."

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