Only way is up for Strictly Come Dancing duo Karen Hauer and Nicky Byrne
LOCAL dancer Keith Clifton believes his son's partner Karen Hauer – who is leading Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, both pictured, on Strictly Come Dancing – will only go up in the league table.
On the hit BBC1 show last week, the 30-year-old Venezuelan mambo star led Nicky with ease through the quickstep dancing to Hey Pachuco.
Nicky donned a Jim Carey green mask and they gained a respectable 27 points for their lively routine.
Keith, who lives in Waltham and is the owner of Clifton's Dance Academy, said: "Karen and Nicky did really well on Strictly – the only way is up on the leader board.
"As soon as we got back home from watching my daughter dance in Slovenia we watched it.
"The previous live shows were electric and I could feel the pain of the competitors trying to remember their routine from after just a week – most dancing couples have years to perfect it.
"Nicky is getting better and better with Karen teaching him, and they are now sixth on the leader board."
Kevin said during the live shows he was sitting directly opposite the judges.
He added: "We were really well-placed and had a good view. You see the whole thing at once, and you see contestants run up the stairs to speak to host Tess Daly.
"It was very intense and we can't wait to attend the next live shows."
The next show will be on this Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC1.