Colne's Natalie Gumede says Strictly dresses 'too skimpy'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Colne's Natalie Gumede says Strictly dresses 'too skimpy' Colne's Natalie Gumede says Strictly dresses 'too skimpy'

COLNE Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Gumede says she has had to send most of her dresses back to the show’s designers because they have been too skimpy.

The 29-year-old actress, who played Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street, is one of four female finalists in Saturday’s show along with BBC Breakfast host Susanna Reid, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and model Abbey Clancy.

Gumede, who said she preferred to be “modest”, said: “It’s kind of down to costume in a way. I kind of turn up on Friday and see how much material is in the dress and nine times out of 10 I get some added.”

She added: “I think sometimes ‘costume’ see you objectively and sort of go, well that looks good because they’re seeing the show and say ‘well you look great in that’, whereas as a person you have to be comfortable so it’s just finding that happy medium and they will always work with you on that.”

The actress is lagging behind the other three celebrities in the betting to win according to bookmakers.

William Hill is offering odds of 9-1 on her winning, with Reid 6-5 favourite, Clancy at 9-4 and Ellis-Bextor at 5-2.

The firm’s spokesman Rupert Adams said: “93% of bets placed in the last 24 hours have been for the top three.

“There is hardly anything between them.”

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12:39pm Fri 20 Dec 13

liddle 'un says...

A bit hypocritical whining about skimpy dresses when that accounts for 50%* of people bothering to tune in.

*based on:

100% men less 5% gay men = 95% x 50% = 47.5%
0% women plus 5% gay women = 5% x 50% = 2.5%

total = 47.5% + 2.5% = 50%
A bit hypocritical whining about skimpy dresses when that accounts for 50%* of people bothering to tune in. *based on: 100% men less 5% gay men = 95% x 50% = 47.5% 0% women plus 5% gay women = 5% x 50% = 2.5% total = 47.5% + 2.5% = 50% liddle 'un

4:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

blackburnwithdarwen says...

Doesn’t take a lot of working out why the celebrity sites are so popular. Voyeuristic Titillation and nothing more making lots of money. Top of the pops and come dancing in the old days was no different either. I know, because I used to watch them as well for the same reason. Innocent titillation, what‘s wrong with that?
Doesn’t take a lot of working out why the celebrity sites are so popular. Voyeuristic Titillation and nothing more making lots of money. Top of the pops and come dancing in the old days was no different either. I know, because I used to watch them as well for the same reason. Innocent titillation, what‘s wrong with that? blackburnwithdarwen

8:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

juanbbien says...

Strictly dresses too skimpy,dont make me laugh,this lot make on television make their living letting parts of their anatomy hang out what else are they good at
Strictly dresses too skimpy,dont make me laugh,this lot make on television make their living letting parts of their anatomy hang out what else are they good at juanbbien

11:28pm Fri 20 Dec 13

lancashirelass100 says...

juanbbien wrote:
Strictly dresses too skimpy,dont make me laugh,this lot make on television make their living letting parts of their anatomy hang out what else are they good at
Clearly you haven't got a clue what you are talking about. Natalie is a talented actress and dancer who prefers modesty and does not need to dress in skimpy outfits to progress her career. It's a refreshing to change to find somebody who does not wish to exploit her physical attributes to get on in life.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Strictly dresses too skimpy,dont make me laugh,this lot make on television make their living letting parts of their anatomy hang out what else are they good at[/p][/quote]Clearly you haven't got a clue what you are talking about. Natalie is a talented actress and dancer who prefers modesty and does not need to dress in skimpy outfits to progress her career. It's a refreshing to change to find somebody who does not wish to exploit her physical attributes to get on in life. lancashirelass100

5:12pm Sat 21 Dec 13

A Darener says...

lancashirelass100 wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
Strictly dresses too skimpy,dont make me laugh,this lot make on television make their living letting parts of their anatomy hang out what else are they good at
Clearly you haven't got a clue what you are talking about. Natalie is a talented actress and dancer who prefers modesty and does not need to dress in skimpy outfits to progress her career. It's a refreshing to change to find somebody who does not wish to exploit her physical attributes to get on in life.
So what do you call the photograph at the top of the page? Looks like exploiting her assets to me.
[quote][p][bold]lancashirelass100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Strictly dresses too skimpy,dont make me laugh,this lot make on television make their living letting parts of their anatomy hang out what else are they good at[/p][/quote]Clearly you haven't got a clue what you are talking about. Natalie is a talented actress and dancer who prefers modesty and does not need to dress in skimpy outfits to progress her career. It's a refreshing to change to find somebody who does not wish to exploit her physical attributes to get on in life.[/p][/quote]So what do you call the photograph at the top of the page? Looks like exploiting her assets to me. A Darener

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