Strictly’s Fleur East breaks down in tears and sobs ahead of show final


STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Fleur East broke down in tears as she hosted her last radio show before the final this weekend.

Fleur, 35, couldn’t hide her emotions as she received a visit from her Uncle Sean – the brother of her late dad – during the Hits Radio Breakfast show.

Fleur broke down in tears during her Hits Radio show

She’ll compete in the Strictly final this weekend

The former X Factor star listened to a number of messages wishing her luck ahead of Saturday’s Strictly final, including ones from her mum and sister.

But Fleur, who lost dad Malcolm in 2020, was blindsided when Sean appeared in the studio.

He said: “Your dad would be on Cloud 9 today wouldn’t he? Although you’ve had a bit of a tough old journey – it’s not been the easiest experience, has it?”

“Fleur’s Dad would have been massively proud – he would have been ecstatic. It was his favourite programme – I don’t think he’d be able to speak he’d be so excited.”

Breaking down, Fleur said: “I think we really needed something like this.

“Strictly has just bought so much joy to our family’s lives and it came at the perfect time.

“And the fact that it was dad’s favourite show was the best thing and it means so much more for that reason.”

Saturday night will see Fleur and her professional partner Vito Coppola take on Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal, Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez and Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu.

The Strictly stars will perform three dances in the final.

The pairs each do a favourite dance, a judges’ pick, and a show dance, the latter of which will be a spectacular mix of genres with exciting lifts.