'Now it's skinny jeans and high heels, even on the school run' Susanna Reid opens up about how Strictly has transformed her style
By TANIA WILLIS
Some celebrities have thanked reality show Strictly Come Dancing for transforming their lives, but one BBC newsreader has credited it for transforming her wardrobe.
Susanna Reid, 42, has admitted that it is not the shows glitzy, glamorous outfits that she has wished to weave into her everyday wardrobe.
For the brunette broadcast journalist it is the shoes.
All about the shoes: Susanna has confessed that she has been transformed into a high heel wearer thanks to Strictly
The Strictly effect: Susanna has admitted she can't go without heels now after being on the show
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Susanna says since competing on the show, she can no longer do the school run without wearing high heels.
The BBC Breakfast presenter, who is second favourite to win, said she will no longer be schlepping around in flip flops and trainers, but sexy stilettos instead.
Susanna said in the Radio Times:
'I used to wear worn-out jeans and flip-flops through all seasons, until the bitterest winter days saw me drag out my moth-eaten woolly boots. Now it's skinny jeans and high heels, even on the school run.'
In it to win it: Susanna has been tipped as a favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing
Lady in heels: The BBC newsreader has confessed she is now addicted to wearing heels outside of the dance floor
Reid also admitted as well as the change in footwear, she has found the orange spray tans more and more alluring as a look outside of the show.
'I've always been a fan of the spray-tan - my natural hue is blueish - so I'm happy to maintain that habit.'
The morning TV presenter revealed that all contestants start wary of the Nancy Dell'Olio look, but soon warm to it once they've experienced their first foray into shimmering sequins and darker tan.
'The [the stylists] know that any timidity will disappear by week two because if you don't embrace the glamour, you'll look as if you're at the wrong party.'
The Strictly effect: Susanna has admitted that the wardrobe stylists on the show have transformed her personal style
School run: Susanna has said she now even wears high heels to do the school run
The slender news reader also revealed some of the shows deepest wardrobe secrets, admitting the stylists go to special lengths to makes sure everyone is 'tucked in':
'[dresses] have sturdy pants built in, to ensure coverage and prevent wardrobe malfunctions'
She added even the boys have to take precautions with their costumes:
'The male dancers' ties are sewn on to their shirts to stop them swishing around.'
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