Magic! Claudia's tricks work a treat

November 08 2016

A BEWITCHING performance by Longwell Green's Claudia Fragapane and her partner propelled the pair to the top of the leaderboard in the Halloween edition of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

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A BEWITCHING performance by Longwell Green's Claudia Fragapane and her partner propelled the pair to the top of the leaderboard in the Halloween edition of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Their American smooth to Black Magic by Little Mix on the popular Saturday night show, earned them nines across the board from the four judges.

Craig Revel Horwood said the dance, in which gymnast Claudia had the role of a teenage witch who turned her partner into a frog, was dynamic, while Darcey Bussell rated it  spectacular. Len Goodman described the performance as spellbinding and Bruno Tonioli said it was wonderful.

Claudia, who turned 19 on October 24, told the Spooktacular show's hosts that her success was due to the support from her coaches at Hawks gym in Bristol.

She has also admitted that she is enjoying the glamour of the show, which she joined just weeks after being part of the GB Olympics squad at the Rio Games.

“I've missed out on parties in my teens but every time I put on an outfit it's like putting on a party outfit. I've never really got dressed up before and it's lovely to have different make-up looks. I'm definitely letting my hair down,” she told one interviewer.