Strictly’s Catherine Tyldesley bans husband from dancing with her after he almost pulled her arm out of its socket

WHEN it comes to the Strictly curse, it is her husband’s enthusiasm – not jealousy – that Catherine Tyldesley has to watch.

The actress’s hubby, Tom Pitford, is so enjoying the experience that he joined her for a garden rumba and nearly caused a horror injury.


Catherine Tyldesley’s husband Tom Pitford joined her for a garden rumba and nearly pulled her arm from its socket[/caption]

In an exclusive chat, Catherine said: “He’s desperate to give it a go.

“He got a bit ambitious and then tried to spin me like he has been dancing in competitions for decades and almost pulled my arm out of its socket.

“I was in absolute agony and told him I’d never live down the embarrassment if I was ruled out of Strictly by my own husband’s dodgy dance moves.”

She added: “I was like, ‘Let’s not do this again, you’re banned’.

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Partner Johannes Radebe says 5ft 8in Catherine is the perfect partner for his 6ft 2in frame[/caption]

“Let me stick with the professionals, at least until the end of the show.”

It is no surprise then that Tom, a personal trainer who has been married to the ex-Corrie star for three years, is close pals with his wife’s Strictly dance partner Johannes Radebe.

Speaking about why 5ft 8in Catherine is his perfect partner, 6ft 2in Johannes said: “Catherine has this tall posture, so she sometimes looks even taller.

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Get ready for the weekend, with Catherine and Johannes gearing up for Halloween Week when they will be dancing the cha cha cha to Scared Of The Dark by Steps[/caption]

“It’s wonderful to dance with somebody who complements my height.”

The pair are gearing up for Halloween Week this weekend and will be dancing the cha cha cha to Scared Of The Dark by Steps.

Surely, Catherine’s had enough scares already.


Marvin and Rochelle hit back

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Marvin, pictured with Rochelle are returning with game show The Hit List[/caption]

HUSBAND and wife duo Marvin and Rochelle Humes are back with a new series of The Hit List next month.

The BBC1 show has contestants trying to recognise as many songs and artists as possible with a chance to win £10,000.

Marvin, pictured with Rochelle, said: “We have some amazing music fans coming up in the new series who have blown us away with their knowledge.

“It’s been incredible to watch and see how quick they are when they answer.”

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Door slams shut on Beecham House


The Sunday-night flop Beecham House will not be back for a second series[/caption]

ITV was pinning its hopes on Beecham House being the next Downton Abbey – but I can reveal it will not be back for a second series.

The Sunday-night flop starred Tom Bateman as an 18th-Century former soldier trying to run a large family home in Delhi, India, helped by Goldy Notay as Bindu and Kulvinder Ghir as Cool Chand.

But it had poor viewing figures when it was screened in the summer, despite it being created by the director of film Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha. A spokeswoman for ITV revealed: “We have no plans for Beecham House to return – but the series is still to air in the US from March next year.

“Gurinder is actively having conversations with international broadcasters with a view to the drama returning beyond series one.”

I am convinced ITV should give up trying to fill the Downton Abbey gap with another period drama.

Anything similar will always pale by comparison.

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BIG-name actors have been drafted in for BBC2’s dramatisation of the Salisbury Novichok attacks.

Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff, Jurassic World’s Rafe Spall and Game Of Thrones actor Mark Addy have all signed up.

The three-parter, simply called Salisbury, chronicles the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the Wiltshire city in March 2018. Three months later, two more people were struck down by the nerve agent in nearby Amesbury, and one of them died.

Filming began this week and Laurence Bowen, of Dancing Ledge Productions which is making the drama, said: “This is a story we all think we know.

“But the truth of what people experienced and of the local response to the chemical attack is shocking and humbling in equal measure.”

It will be a gripping watch.

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THE Great British Bake Off has axed judge Paul Hollywood’s remark about some buns looking like “diabetes on a plate” from semi-final re-runs after a public backlash. Channel 4 said: “The comment will be removed.”

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Jon Culshaw was chatting to Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show[/caption]

IT is a good thing that Jon Culshaw is a master of impressions – as he’s having to do one of a grovelling comedian after missing his own gig.
He told Chris Evans on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show: “I must apologise to the people who went along to the Norden Farm theatre in Maidenhead on Saturday.
“I was scheduled to do a show there. But due to some error in my agent’s office, I was never told. I was just enjoying a quiet night off at home when the phone rings.”


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