Strictly’s Katie McGlynn ‘warned’ against partying ways ahead of show launch

Strictly’s Katie McGlynn ‘warned’ against partying ways ahead of show launch


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Katie McGlynn has been "warned" against her partying ways ahead of her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, it has been reported.

The 28 year old was pictured sat on the street after a night out last month, but is now said to have packed in the partying to focus on the BBC dance show.

Former Coronation Street star Katie is said to have ditched the drink to spend time in the gym making sure she's in the best possible state ahead of taking to the ballroom.

A source told The Sun of the Hollyoaks actress: "Katie is a young woman and loves going out with her pals.

"But those pictures weren't great for her look and she was warned against doing anything which could hamper her chances on Strictly.

"She is totally focused on the show. Instead of partying, Katie has become a gym junkie and is working out three times a week. Katie knows how physically taxing Strictly can be.

"She saw the success of EastEnders' Maisie Smith last year when she got to the final.

"She wants to continue to fly the flag for soap stars on Strictly."

Reports of Katie's tee-total new ways come after it was claimed bosses had decided not to pair her with Giovanni Pernice, who she was romantically linked to in 2017.

A source once again told The Sun: "There's always speculation about the pairings and how they will impact on relationships. The bosses do not want to stoke flames."

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Katie and Giovanni, 30, set the rumour mill into full swing as they were spotted at an award ceremony shortly after Giovanni's split from Georgia May Foote, also 30.

However, Katie insisted the pair only met briefly as she previously said: "We weren't dating."

Giovanni is now in a relationship with Love Island star Maura Higgins, who was said to be "apprehensive" at reports he would be paired with Katie.

A source told new magazine: "Maura was understandably apprehensive at the reports that Giovanni could be put with Katie, given their history.

"Not because she doesn't trust Giovanni, but because she knows rumours could swirl about the Strictly curse striking – and she knows viewers will be keeping a close eye on Giovanni and Katie's chemistry and how close they seem.

"Strictly couples are always close as they have to dance so intimately, but Giovanni is also a notorious flirt."

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