Kate Silverton is ‘sexy and seductive’ as Jessica Rabbit – Ireland


BBC newsreader Kate Silverton unveiled a “sultry” and “sexy” new look on Strictly Come Dancing as Jessica Rabbit.

The usually prim and proper newsreader, 48, donned a low-cut red dress and a matching wig for the role.

Wow 👀 Bringing Jessica Rabbit to life! Stumble aside, an animated performance from @katesilverton and @AljazSkorjanec! 🐇 #Strictly pic.twitter.com/Q5VQ44ytpl

She stumbled down the steps after flashing a leg through a curtain but soon recovered and won plaudits from the judges on movie week.

Silverton’s dress was slashed to just above the navel as she appeared as the screen character.

Her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec donned bunny ears and a tail.

Move over Troy and Gabriella, @Joe_Sugg and @dbuzz6589 are Breaking Freeeeee! 👐 #Strictly pic.twitter.com/FYZtxGRww2

Craig Revel Horwood said that the dance was “very sultry, very sexy and seductive”.

Fellow judge Darcey Bussell told Silverton: “Don’t worry about that little stumble, that was divine”, while head judge Shirley Ballas said the newsreader had the “sensuality” of Jessica Rabbit.

One word… @SeannWalsh and @Mrs_katjones: EPIC 🤯 #Strictly pic.twitter.com/eB1MnGm3ao

Viewers said that the “transformation” was “amazing”.

It comes after Silverton said the BBC1 show has spiced up her marriage.

Awwww, that was La-La-Lovely @KatiePiper_ and @gorkamarquez1! 😍⭐️ #Strictly pic.twitter.com/BtvN8bXvap

The newsreader married Mike Heron in 2010.

She previously told Good Morning Britain: “My husband is very cool with it [appearing on Strictly]and, more to the point, loving the impact that it’s having on his wife.”

Nobody puts Pashley in the corner 💕 @ImAshleyRoberts @PashaKovalev #Strictly pic.twitter.com/PxzTuzyUiU

When GMB host Piers Morgan asked for more detail, she replied: “No, It’s early morning.”


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