Strictly's Annabel Croft releases her sexy side ahead of Shakira-inspired Samba ... trends now
Annabel Croft is switching things up this week as she embraces her sexy side for her Samba on Strictly Come Dancing.
The former tennis professional, 57, had the nation in tears on Saturday night after her emotional couple's choice performance with partner Johannes Radebe, dedicated to her late husband Mel Coleman.
Her beloved other half died in May just weeks after being diagnosed with stage three cancer and Annabel looked up to the sky and blew a kiss as the performance ended.
However this week the 57-year-old is getting into the party spirit as she performs a Samba to Shakira's hit Whenever Wherever.
Speaking to The Sun, she admitted: 'Johannes is trying to bring that sexy side out. The plan is I channel my inner Shakira, but it's going to be quite hard to match her.
Party time! Annabel Croft, 57, is releasing her sexy side ahead of her Shakira inspired Samba after revealing Strictly has been a 'distraction' after the death of her husband Mel earlier this week
Emotional: The former tennis professional had the nation in tears on Saturday night after her emotional couple's choice performance with partner Johannes Radebe, dedicated to her late husband Mel Coleman
'It's a bit out of my comfort zone to be honest, I'm sweating a lot more than I expected!'
Yet Johannes is determined he can bring the inner Shakira out of his partner.
'I think everybody has a Shakira in them. Unfortunately we can't have a few Proseccos before we dance, but I always believed that everybody, when they're feeling comfortable, they can really, really go for gold,' he said.
The professional dancer also remarked on just how hard Annabel trains as he confessed he has never trained for this many hours during his Strictly career.
The pair usually start at 10am and don't finish until 6pm, and the other day they