Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins reveals she’s ‘covered in bruises’ as she prepares to dance the tango this weekend on Strictly

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CHARLOTTE Hawkins has revealed she’s “covered in bruises” as she prepares to perform the tango on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

The Good Morning Britain news reader had a tough time of it last week after she scored just 12 points for her Cha Cha with partner Brendan Cole.

 Charlotte Hawkins said she's 'covered in bruises' after being in rehearsals all week

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Charlotte Hawkins said she’s ‘covered in bruises’ after being in rehearsals all week
 She said her arm in bruised and her legs are battered

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She said her arm in bruised and her legs are battered

However, she’s been putting in the hours this week to try and master her next dance but it’s left her with a few injuries.

Kate Garraway said: “Show us your bruises, I know make-up have been trying to cover them up.”

Pointing to her arm, Charlotte said: “I’ve got a bruise there, my legs are very bruised and battered basically, so I’ve been through the wars this week.”

Speaking on today’s show Charlotte revealed she’ll be performing a “Top Gun themed tango” to the song Danger Zone on the BBC reality show this weekend.

 Charlotte revealed she's doing a Top Gun themed tango

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Charlotte revealed she’s doing a Top Gun themed tango
 And she's hoping to score better than last week when she got just 12 points

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And she’s hoping to score better than last week when she got just 12 points

Richard Arnold quipped: “We want you at the top of the leader board and out of the danger zone in the bottom two, are we gonna do it Charlotte?”

She said: “Yes, we’re gonna do it! Well hopefully, fingers crossed!

 Richard Arnold joked that she should pretend to split from her husband to distract from her dancing

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Richard Arnold joked that she should pretend to split from her husband to distract from her dancing

“I’m really feeling it this week, the tango is a great dance. You can really get into it.

“I’m getting into character, do not mess with me.”

Richard then joked: “Ok but remember on Monday you’re leaving your husband because we need the press.”

She laughed and said: “That’s one way to detract from the dancing.”

 Charlotte in rehearsals with her dance partner Brendan Cole

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Charlotte in rehearsals with her dance partner Brendan Cole

Brendan came to Charlotte’s defence this week after her last performance was branded a “disaster”.

The newsreader came under fire over her lacklustre Cha Cha and her partner hit back at her critics in a scathing rant on Twitter.

 Charlotte suffered devastating setbacks during her Cha Cha

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Charlotte suffered devastating setbacks during her Cha Cha

The TV star Charlotte suffered an epic fail as she scored just 12 points on Saturday night.

Her performance was branded a flop by sharp-tongued judge Craig Revel-Horwood, who said: “[It was] a complete dance disaster, but on a positive at least you’ll never have to do that dance again.”

Brendan was also chastised by the panel for giving her such a complicated routine and they insisted he should’ve made it simpler.

Charlotte and Brendan slammed for Cha Cha to Sugar by Maroon 5 on Strictly Come Dancing

The professional dancer has hit back at Twitter trolls who took aim at Charlotte over her routine and called them “disgusting” for “laughing at another’s misfortune”.

In a lengthy rant posted on the social media site, he vented: “I have a lot to say about last Saturday… here goes…

“It was definitely a tough night at the office & maybe the scores were just!

 Brendan has defended Charlotte in a Twitter rant

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Brendan has defended Charlotte in a Twitter rant

“What… I object to is belittling someone who has worked hard and is clearly upset at the situation.

“I have no time for negativity when… someone is down!

“It was obvious that things hadn’t gone to plan and at that time you can be honest but constructively positive!

Charlotte Hawkins and Brendan Cole Cha Cha to Maroon 5 hit on Strictly Come Dancing

“This… can be humiliating at the best of times and laughing at another’s misfortune is disgusting and although Strictly is just an…

“Entertainment show, we invest time and emotion into it and therefore it matters to us who take part.

“We are not changing the world… but we do care. That’s all, rant over!”

 Charlotte was slammed by trolls over her Cha Cha

Charlotte was slammed by trolls over her Cha Cha
 Brendan is adamant they will come back stronger next week

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Brendan is adamant they will come back stronger next week

Brendan went on to insist that he believes in Charlotte and said she will bounce stronger back next week.

He added: “We are coming back stronger next week, I believe in team #charcole.”

Charlotte also got a grilling from her GMB co-star Piers Morgan earlier this week, as he bluntly told her she “bombed” during her panicked performance.

 At the end of her routine, Charlotte looked on the verge of tears after realising she messed up

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At the end of her routine, Charlotte looked on the verge of tears after realising she messed up
 GMB newsreader Charlotte Hawkins faced a grilling from co-host Piers Morgan over her performance last Saturday

GMB newsreader Charlotte Hawkins faced a grilling from co-host Piers Morgan over her performance last Saturday
 The mum-of-one survived to next Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing after a nervy Cha Cha Cha this weekend - and Piers didn't let her forget it

The mum-of-one survived to next Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing after a nervy Cha Cha Cha this weekend – and Piers didn’t let her forget it

He also quipped she had been “drinking too much” for Dutch courage beforehand.

The “horrified” broadcaster went as far as to say his co-star would be “thrown under the bus” by her professional partner, Brendan, should she fail to impress in this Saturday’s Tango – and quizzed whether she was putting in enough hours of training.

Piers Morgan grills Charlotte Hawkins about Strictly Come Dancing nightmare on Good Morning Britain


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