STRICTLY Come Dancing star Kai Widdrington has revealed that his performance with Angela Rippon on Saturday night will blow viewers away.

The Strictly pro, 28, has promised fans his performance with the 78-year-old TV icon will be full of unexpected surprises.

Kai said viewers might expect them to play it safe with a ballroom number – but the pair are taking a big risk with some showstopping moves.

The pro dancer went on to praise Angela for her work ethic during rehearsals and said she's given the younger contestants a run for their money.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Kai said: "Angela [Rippon] is working herself hard, I think she's her own biggest critic.

"She's very very hardworking and she's hopefully going to do an amazing performance on Saturday night.


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"We're excited not nervous. We're going to do something that people won't expect, which is nice.

"People probably think we're going to do some sort of ballroom number, it's going to be an iconic performance."

Kai said the pair have spent hours in training to polish up on their routine ahead of their big performance.

When asked if they've been in rehearsals over 10 hours, Kai said at the Who Cares Wins Awards: "It's a full day for us, you have to bare in mind that she is the oldest contestant in Strictly history, so there is that. I say 'Angela, we need a break', and she's like 'no, I'm going to keep going'.

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"She's a warrior, she's an amazing person to be in rehearsals with and I feel very privileged and honoured to dance with her.

"No injuries so far, I think she's the only one without blisters, which shows she's doing great.

"Apparently on the group chat, she's the only one that's not had any injuries."

Kai and pro dancer girlfriend Nadiya Bychkova attended the awards together on Tuesday night.

Nadiya said Kai and celeb partner Angela has her full backing, adding: "I was surprised in all honestly, I've never seen this – It's my seven years on Strictly, I've never seen a female celebrity who has worn her heels all day of rehearsals and in the evening I saw her and she is still wearing dance shoes and heels.

"You have those young girls there, complaining and wearing trainers.

"This is a true lady, a legend."

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