Strictly newcomer Graziano Di Prima’s tragic past
NEW Strictly Come Dancing hunk Graziano Di Prima has revealed he almost died at birth — like his twin brother.
The 24-year-old Italian, a new addition to this year’s line-up, has told fans of his tragic past.
‘I was born prematurely and had a twin brother, who sadly died,’ he said. ‘It was uncertain whether I would survive. I was lucky, though. My parents named me Graziano, which means “thank you”.’
He told Hello! magazine: ‘I followed my dream and it came true. Now I can’t wait to dance.’
The dancer said it was ‘good’ to meet judges on the BBC1 show, which starts on Saturday.
‘Bruno (Tonioli) told me how pleased he was to have a fellow Italian on the show,’ he added.
Ash and Lee struggle with dance Steps
AFTER Faye Tozer’s Steps bandmate Claire Richards insisted the singer won’t have an unfair advantage over other celebrities in the Strictly ballroom, this year’s other pop star contestants have claimed the same.
Claire, 41, yesterday told GP 42-year-old Faye’s dance experience with the ’90s band won’t help her win over judges.
And ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, 36, who insists she only knows how to twerk, agrees.
‘Having the guy lead is foreign to me. What I’ve done in the Dolls was booty popping. I don’t know if there’s booty pops in the tango,’ she added.
Blue’s Lee Ryan, 35, says his old boy band did minimal choreography work.
‘Learning all the routines, I am so out of my comfort zone,’ the singer said.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth