Frankie Bridge gets fake tanned: 'You can smell me approaching!'

Published Friday, Sep 26 2014, 11:42 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Frankie Bridge has joked people can probably smell her approaching thanks to the layers of fake tan she's wearing for Strictly Come Dancing.

The Saturdays star has been spray tanned ahead of her debut live dance on the programme this weekend, and she displayed her new glow at the BBC Radio 1 studios this morning.

Frankie Bridge at the BBC Radio 1 studios, London, 26 September 2014


Frankie joked on the Breakfast Show: "I was going to ask if you could smell us from outside. The smell of tan! I was thinking in the car, 'There is definitely a whiff of biscuits coming now...'"

The 'What About Us' star said she'd gone for the 'dark' option in the Strictly tanning booth. As an FYI, they have THREE tanning tents backstage!

Frankie Bridge at the BBC Radio 1 studios, London, 26 September 2014

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Frankie revealed her pro dance partner Kevin Clifton has also been working on his own tan because he doesn't want to look ghostly next to his bronzed partner!

Kevin's been using moisturiser with tanner in it. "He's been building that bad boy for two weeks," laughed Frankie. "I'm already quite brown so he's paranoid he'll look pale. He's been working on it for weeks!"

Frankie Bridge and her Strictly Come Dancing partner, Kevin Clifton

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Frankie is partnered with Kevin.

As for Frankie, she's got special tanning pyjamas at home to make sure her sheets stay clean.

Good idea!

Maybe not for her husband Wayne though...

Frankie joked: "They are long sleeved ones, really hot. He knows it isn't on when I have those on!"

Fans can see Frankie's first dance tomorrow night. She'll be performing the waltz with Kevin to 'Someone Like You' by Adele. Strictly Come Dancing starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

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