Strictly Come Dancing's Fiona Fullerton: 'I want a gorgeous partner!'

Published Monday, Sep 2 2013, 22:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Actress Fiona Fullerton has joked she wants a "gorgeous" professional partner on Strictly Come Dancing.

The 56-year-old, who starred in James Bond movie A View To A Kill, has yet to meet her pro dancer for the eleventh series but she's hoping he is easy on the eyes!

"[I want] somebody strong, gorgeous and patient, because I can be extremely trying sometimes. I don't know who I am going to get, but I think they are all lovely."

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Fiona Fullerton

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As for why she signed up for Strictly, she explained: "I was looking for a challenge and an adventure, and swapping my wellington boots from living in the country for a whole load of sequins is very appealing.

"I fancied the challenge and the adventure. It is every girl's dream really, to be dressed up and pampered and to learn how to dance."

Fiona added that she'll be looking to former contestant Kara Tointon for inspiration.

"I thought she was wonderful. She had such grace and was really the epitome of Strictly. I think she was probably one of the loveliest contestants."

Strictly Come Dancing starts 7 September on BBC One

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