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Emma Thompson cuts a stylish figure while running errands in a polka dot dress

Emma Thompson cuts a stylish figure while running errands in a polka dot dress as her husband Greg Wise gears up for Strictly Come Dancing

Emma Thompson cut a stylish figure when she stepped out in London on Sunday to run errands.

Wearing her silver hair loose and wrapping up beneath a chic white raincoat, the Oscar-winning actress, 62, opted for comfort in white sandals and looked radiant as she went about her day.

It comes after her husband Greg Wise was announced as Strictly Come Dancing 2021’s tenth contestant on Wednesday, with the Sense and Sensibility actor, 55, signing up to honour the five year anniversary of his ‘disco diva’ sister Clare’s death from cancer.

Errands: Emma Thompson, 62, cut a stylish figure when she stepped out in London on Sunday to run errands wearing a polka dot dress

Strolling through the capital towards the end of the week, Emma framed her face with a stylish pair of glasses.

She looked fresh-faced wearing nothing but a swipe of pale red lipstick.

In her left hand the screen star carried a striped tote bag, and in her right Emma held a patterned face mask.

It was announced during Wednesday’s This Morning that Greg would take part in the popular BBC ballroom show.

Radiant: Emma opted for comfort in white sandals and looked radiant as she went about her day

Radiant: Emma opted for comfort in white sandals and looked radiant as she went about her day

Speaking about his motivation, Greg explained: ‘Clare was a huge disco diva and we sent her out of this life in a disco ball coffin to banging 80s music.’

He continued: ‘She’s prodding me massively to do it. Clare will enjoy watching her little brother do it. She’ll be sitting on my left or right shoulder depending on how well I’m doing.’ 

Greg added that his wife Emma was ‘stupidly excited’ that he would be appearing on the show.

Clare was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and started a witty and heartfelt blog detailing her battle with the disease.

She was declared cancer-free in 2014, but in 2015 the disease dug into her bones and she was told it was incurable. There were tumours in her arms, ribs, spine and skull.

Greg cancelled a family holiday in Greece and moved into his sister Clare’s London flat in the final three months of her life, in order to be her full-time carer, before her death in 2016 aged 51.

New contestant: Emma's husband Greg Wise signed up to Strictly in honour of his late sister who loved the show so much she was buried in a glitterball coffin

New contestant: Emma’s husband Greg Wise signed up to Strictly in honour of his late sister who loved the show so much she was buried in a glitterball coffin

Cute couple: Greg added that his wife Emma Thompson was 'stupidly excited' that he would be appearing on the show (pictured in 2020)

Cute couple: Greg added that his wife Emma Thompson was ‘stupidly excited’ that he would be appearing on the show (pictured in 2020) 

On the night she died Greg wiped her face, told her he loved her and gave her permission to go when she wanted. She died one minute later, holding his hand.

Greg said in a statement: ‘My beautiful sister was a huge disco queen. She left our world almost exactly 5 years ago in a glitter ball coffin.

‘This is for her. My gorgeous Diva sis, who would have been insane with excitement that her little bro was doing this.

‘I will channel her, as her bro can’t dance – but I’m thrilled to be dipping my toes, knees, hips and arms into this wonderful world, and hope to make her proud, and obviously make her laugh…’

Greg will join a star-studded line-up of contestants, competing against Sara Davies, AJ Odudu, Dan Walker, Judi Love, John Whaite, Rhys Stephenson, Ugo Monye, Tilly Ramsay, Rose Ayling-Ellis, Robert Webb, Katie McGlynn, Adam Peaty, Nina Wadia and Tom Fletcher.

Tragic: Clare was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, was declared cancer-free in 2014, but in 2015 the disease dug into her bones and she was told it was incurable (pictured in 2013)

Tragic: Clare was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, was declared cancer-free in 2014, but in 2015 the disease dug into her bones and she was told it was incurable (pictured in 2013)

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