“It’s probably the strangest thing I’ve done!” Strictly’s Caroline Quentin says she felt ‘trapped’ and ‘institutionalized’ the moment she left the show
Strictly Come Dancing candidate Caroline Quentin spoke about how the TBEN show left her feeling ‘institutionalized’ when she was rejected.
The actress, 60, described the experience as the ‘strangest’ thing she has ever done, as she explained that she accepted the offer due to her clear diary in the middle of the pandemic.
Detailing her time on the show with The Guardian, Caroline explained that despite being a “ well-oiled machine, ” the show can “ become a bit callous to individuals. ”
Opinion: Strictly Come Dancing contestant Caroline Quentin explained how the TBEN show left her feeling ‘institutionalized’ when she was rejected
Men star Behaving Badly said, “It’s probably the strangest thing I’ve done… Basically you’re trapped. I mean, thank goodness I loved my partner. People say it’s an institution and… I felt a bit institutionalized by the time I came out.
Explaining what she meant, Caroline added, “ It’s kind of like the Wizard of Oz. The wizard is behind this screen and he is not the mighty Wizard of Oz. It is impenetrable, opaque. It’s a machine. They all refer to Strictly as a well-oiled machine. It must be. But, inside of that, I think it can get a little… unresponsive to individuals.
During her time in the Ballroom Lounge, where she partnered with professional dancer Johannes Radebe, Caroline caused an online sensation by licking her partner during their cheeky Cha Cha routine.
‘Institutionalized’: The actress, 60, described the experience as the ‘strangest’ thing she has ever done, as she explained that she accepted the offer due to his journal clear in the midst of the pandemic.
Clearly unfazed by the criticism of the ‘overexualized’ gesture, Caroline said: ‘It was supposed to be funny, so have a sense of humor or f ** k off. Either. I do not care.
Caroline revealed that the ‘consensual’ moment was carefully planned between her and Johannes and that he gave permission during rehearsals.
While fans loved the performance, many were stunned by Caroline’s choice to lick her partner, with one viewer asking, ‘Did I imagine this? ”
Ooh I say! Caroline made a lot of noise on Saturday night as she appeared to lick the arm of her professional partner Johannes Radebe
Fun moments: The actress was keen to impress with her cha cha routine for Fontella Bass’s Rescue Me, featuring her role as Damsel in Distress while dancer Johannes, 33, was a muscular firefighter
Watching home, Strictly fans were shocked at what they saw and took to Twitter to comment on the cheeky moment.
“Let’s face it, we would all lick Johannes if we had the chance,” commented one spectator.
While a second asked, ‘Is this the very first choreography in Strictly History that involved a celebrity trying to lick her partner? ”
Reaction: Watching at home, fans were shocked at what they saw and took to Twitter to comment on the cheeky moment
“What a fun routine. In all fairness, I’d lick Johannes too, ”a third joked.
‘Did Caroline just lick Johannes in mid-routine ????? Mood ‘asked a fourth.
A disbelieving fifth observer said: ‘Did Caroline just lick Johannes’ arm ?? Or did I imagine that ??