Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Clara Amfo issued warning over racy costumes

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This year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants will take to the dance floor for the first time this evening as the 2020 series kicks off. Clara Amfo, and the rest of her celebrity co-stars, will strut their stuff in a host of glitzy costumes but the BBC Radio 1 DJ has revealed she’s been issued a huge warning over the type of costumes she’s “allowed” to wear. 

Speaking to and other press, Clara explained her mum has given her some advice on potential Strictly costumes. 

Clara began: “She’s already shared some guidance on how I should present myself. 

“She’s like, ‘You know, you don’t have to wear something too short. It can just be down to your ankles, okay.’

“I try to explain, ‘Mum look, there’s going to be some dancers that require not wearing a lot of clothes for the movement to show off whatever.’”

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She continued: “And she’s like, ‘Well, just make sure it’s sensible okay.’ I’m like ‘Sure, okay hun.’”

Clara added she is prepared for her mum not to enjoy watching some of the raunchier dances.

“Watching the Rumba, I laugh because I have thought about this and if I get to dance the Rumba, I know she’s going to feel a way about it,” she dished.

“It can go one of two ways because the rational side of her will understand it’s just a dance.

“But the Rumba is very sensual and it’s different from the other dances.” 

“Where there’s a franticness to the Jive or Charleston or Salsa or Samba, the Rumba is basically saying, ‘This is sex,’” Clara added.

The BBC Radio 1 DJ revealed she can’t wait to embrace the challenge of Strictly but has a sneaky suspicion Jamie Laing could be the one to lift the Glitterball Trophy.

Clara explained: “Jamie is definitely going to be a man on a mission. 

“Jamie, it’s like a great sequel isn’t it? It’s like Jamie’s revenge.”

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“I’m rooting for Jamie, how annoying must that have been, you’re getting ready to do the show,” she said. 

“You’ve told your friends and you’ve told your family and you’re ready to go then you break your foot. I’d be p*****d.

“I’d be annoyed. I think Jamie on determination alone is one to watch, 100 percent.”

The Made In Chelsea star was announced as a contestant in 2019 but was forced to quit after sustaining an injury. 

Jamie took part in the Strictly launch show alongside his 14 celebrity co-stars before being partnered with Oti Mabuse.

However, disaster struck in rehearsals and he was left with no choice but to pull out after landing awkwardly. 

Kelvin Fletcher stepped in to dance with Oti and the pair were subsequently crowned Strictly champions. 

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 7.50pm.

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