Caroline, 60, is currently getting prepared to strut her stuff on Strictly Come Dancing when the BBC Saturday night entertainment show returns next month. The Men Behaving Badly actress and comedian is just one of 12 celebrities taking part this year alongside Olympians, radio presenters, singers and soap stars. Fans are already speculating who could progress well in the competition and who might walk away with the Glitterball Trophy. However, Amanda Holden, 49, has spoken out about her former co-star signing up to the show and revealed her concern about something which could hold the comedian back.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge and Caroline worked together on a comedy called Kiss Me Kate which aired from 1998 to 2000.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, Amanda expressed her excitement at seeing her former co-star amongst the all-star cast this year.
Praising the contestant, the mother-of-two explained: “She was an absolute force and an inspiration to me.
“She had my back throughout. She taught me so much, especially women in our industry and to stick up for yourself.”
Unveiling the secret about the comedian's past, she then added: “People don’t know that when she was a little girl, she was a proper ballet dancer. She went to Tring [Park School for the Performing Arts] and she can actually do it.”
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Strictly Come Dancing: Caroline Quentin's former co-star issues concern over signing (Image: BBC/GETTY)
Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Caroline Quentin was the first contestant unveiled (Image: GETTY)
However, Amanda did express concern this could come at a cost as she explained: “But I don’t want anyone to hold that against her.
“Because I also know her knees have gone and