Strictly's Frankie Bridge: "Why I gave up my maiden name Sandford"

Published Tuesday, Oct 28 2014, 16:10 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Frankie Sandford has revealed why she decided against double-barrelling her name with footballer husband Wayne Bridge.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 25, says that she decided to ditch her moniker as she thought it would sound too much like Chelsea FC's football ground Stamford Bridge!

Frankie Bridge shares wedding photo with Wayne Bridge and son Parker, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
6 October

© Instagram / @francescabridge

Saturdays singer Frankie told the Irish Mirror: "My dad really wanted me to keep Sandford as my surname and we did think about double-barreling, but Sandford-Bridge sounds a little bit too much like Chelsea's football ground [and Wayne's former training ground] Stamford Bridge, which isn't ideal!"

Singer Frankie officially changed her name soon after getting wed to Wayne in July.

Frankie is currently starring on Strictly Come Dancing and, partnered with Kevin Clifton, also revealed that she and ex-Chelsea ace Wayne, 34, are enjoying life with baby son Parker, now one, saying they are "loving it".

Frankie Bridge celebrates son Parker's first birthday - 19 October 2014

© Instagram / francescabridge

The pair celebrated Parker's first birthday on October 18 with a party for all their family and friends and it's clear Frankie is more settled than ever.

Frankie also told the newspaper:: "I'm only 25, we're newlyweds and I have a gorgeous baby boy. I am really happy."

Last week, Frankie and Kevin impressed the Strictly judges with their Foxtrot and finished up fourth from the top.

Earlier today, following a tough rehearsal session, the singer tweeted: "Hmmm another hard one... Nandos then back to it. That should do the trick!"

Keep up the good work, guys, you deserve that chicken!

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