Strictly’s Angela Scanlon carries a £2,000 Louis Vuitton Keepall as she and Amanda Abbington arrive at rehearsals ahead of the first live show
Angela Scanlon made a stylish early morning arrival at dance rehearsals in London on Monday, ahead of the first Strictly Come Dancing live show.
The Irish TV presenter, 39, carried a £2,000 Louis Vuitton Keepall and a mug as she arrived at 8am alongside her professional partner Carlos Gu, 39.
Angela commanded attention in a leopard print blouse boasting long sleeves and an exaggerated collar, which she teamed with a black pair of wide leg jeans, which she rolled up at the hem to fully display her brown mules.
Fellow Strictly celeb Amanda Abbington, 51, arrived at her dance practice wearing navy joggers a red Snoopy jumper, which read: ‘Happiness is loving your enemies.’
Angela’s pro partner Carlos stood out with a bright green shirt worn over a plain white tee and grey jeans, while also carrying a designer bag: A £2,500 Christion Dior tote.
Quirky: Angela Scanlon, 39, and Amanda Abbington, 51, made stylish arrivals at their dance rehearsals in London on Monday morning, ahead of the first Strictly Come Dancing live show
Fashionista: The Irish TV presenter carried a £2,000 Louis Vuitton Keepall and a mug as she arrived at 8am
Partners: Angela commanded attention in a leopard print blouse boasting long sleeves and an exaggerated collar, while her professional partner Carlos Gu, 39, stood out in bright green
The hit BBC show will be back on screens from September 16 when this year’s celebrities will be paired with their professional partners for the first time and the first live shows will begin on September 23.
The series, hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, will run for 13 weeks and is set to conclude with the live final on December 16.
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas will all return to the judging panel when the show returns.
It comes after Strictly Come Dancing is risking another ‘fix’ row as it has emerged that Angela has dance training and even worked as a professional in a US show.
It was revealed that in 2001 Angela was a trained dancer with the O’Shea Irish Dance Company which saw her perform all over the world.
It saw her working professionally before she then landed a role as a dancer in a US show.
She performed in the Irish Thunder dance show as Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia.
However after it was announced she was taking part she said that she had never done ‘any of these dances in her life’ – referring to the Latin and Ballroom she will have to take on.
Low-key: Actress Amanda strolled along in trainers while her belongings were packed into a cotton tote bag, brandishing the word ‘ESCAPE’
Good times: Carlos wore his colourful shirt worn over a plain white tee and grey jeans, while strolling along in tan sliders
Designer diva: Carlos also carried a designer bag: A £2,500 Christion Dior tote
She said: ‘I’ve never done any of these dances in my life, bar a drunken jive at a family wedding. So, it certainly feels like there is room to learn and to really push myself.’
‘Look, I’m not particularly fit. I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to that level of jumping!’
Angela, who is married to husband Roy Horgan, shares two daughters Ruby Ellen, five, Marnie Fae, 19 months.