Latest Gillian Taylforth Stories

2008-09-29 00:00:22

STRICTLY Come Dancing's judging panel told former EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth to step out of the TV dance show last night. A viewers' vote left Taylforth and partner Anton du Beke in the bottom two alongside former model Jodie Kidd and dance partner Ian Waite. The couples were asked to perform their foxtrots again and the show's judges decided Kidd deserved to stay. Taylforth, who played cafe owner Kathy Beale on the BBC soap opera, became the first female to leave the series....

2008-09-16 00:00:20

YOU'D hardly believe former EastEnder Gillian Taylforth scrubs up so well. The actress, who played downtrodden Kathy Beale in the soap, poses as Cabaret star Sally Bowles in Hello! Gillian, 53, is in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. She said: "I love musicals". The full feature is in Hello! on sale now. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-15 18:00:23

By JIM SHELLEY Strictly's back! Well, almost. Figuring that the 87 weeks of celebrity ballroom dancing coming up between now and Christmas aren't enough, the BBC decided to bless us with an hour-long "preview" programme before the competition proper begins next week. "A record 16 partners," trilled Tess Daly, "ranging from TV greats (cut to a clip of, um, Gillian Taylforth) to sporting legends" (some short bloke who used to play rugby). Hold me back! Actually it's a pretty good...

2008-08-29 03:00:37

HITTING THE DANCEFLOOR... Models Jodie Kidd and Lisa Snowdon, chef Gary Rhodes, and former S Club 7 singer, Rachel Stevens, are among celebrities hoping to foxtrot their way to victory in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. The sixth series will feature two more couples than in previous years and even more episodes. The weekend show returns to BBC1 with hosts, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. Pictured right - The women: The One Show presenter, Christine Bleakley, model Jodie Kidd,...

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