Meet Ranvir Singh – Strictly Come Dancing 2020 contestant and Good Morning Britain presenter
Everything you need to know about Ranvir Singh, the Good Morning Britain presenter putting on her dancing shoes for Strictly 2020.
The Good Morning Britain presenter managed to bag an impressive 27 points from the Strictly Come Dancing judges for her Viennese Waltz to She Used To Be Mine from Waitress in Musicals Week.
And she'll be hoping to do the same this weekend when she returns to the ballroom with her professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.
The Strictly Come Dancing songs and dances have been revealed for the semi-final, and the duo will be performing two routines.
First, they'll Waltz onto the dance floor to Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban, which they'll follow up with a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera.
Here's everything you need to know about the semi-finalist.
Who is Ranvir Singh?
Job: TV presenter
Partnered with: Giovanni Pernice
Ranvir is one of ITV's most recognised presenters, not only regularly fronting Good Morning Britain but also working as a relief newsreader on ITV News and serving as an anchor for ITV’s Tonight.
In addition, she has hosted a range of primetime factual shows, including Real Stories with Ranvir Singh, The Martin Lewis Money Show and Eat, Shop, Save while she has recently appeared as a panel member on Loose Women.
She is the latest in a long line of Good Morning Britain' presenters to take part in the series, following the lead of colleagues such as Susanna Reid and Richard Arnold - who she says she'll turn to for advice.
Ranvir's Strictly journey so far
Week One: Paso Doble (7 + 7 + 7) = 21
Week Two: Quickstep (6 + 7 + 8) = 21
Week Three: Foxtrot (9 + 9 + 9) = 27
Week Four: Cha Cha (5+7+8) = 20
Week Five: Argentine Tango (8+9+10) = 27
Week Six: American Smooth (8 + 8+ 8) = 24
Week Seven: Viennese Waltz (9 + 9 + 9) = 27
Ranvir's Strictly journey got off to a pretty smooth start when she scored 21 points in Week One for her Paso Doble to End Of Time by Beyoncé, and 21 again with the Quickstep to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder the following week.
The journalist also received a pretty high score for her Foxtrot to Love You I Do from Dreamgirls during Movie Week.
Sadly, however, Ranvir's Cha Cha in Week Four just couldn't quite keep up with her Foxtrot, knocking her back down, but she was back on form in Week Five, scoring 27 points for her Argentine Tango to go joint second on the leaderboard.
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She managed to redeem herself in Week Seven, however, as she bagged a healthy 27 points for her Viennese Waltz and climbed up to third place on the leaderboard.
The presenter has also gone on record to say that the "very intimate" dances have "taken a bit of getting used to", saying she was initially rather embarrassed about performing some of the routines.
The presenter was previously warned by her GMB co-stars about how tough the competition can get, especially Susanna Reid.
Speaking to press including RadioTimes.com, Ranvir said: “Susanna keeps saying to me in like a really sensible tone, ‘Ranvir you have no idea what’s about to happen.’ She’s like, ‘You have no idea and it’s like a whirlwind.'”
Back in September, Ranvir announced the news of her participation on Strictly while presenting GMB.
She said: "The initial feeling of being confirmed for Strictly is one of complete terror – feels like embarking on a rollercoaster, where you really want to do it but you are equally scared. Hopefully after the first dance I will feel exhilarated rather than sick!”
Referring to her colleagues who have previously taken to the Strictly dance floor, she added, "I’m going to need to pick your brains. I’m worried about energy levels.“I’ve been working throughout the whole pandemic, so I feel like I should have all the answers.”
Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 7:30pm. You can see the full celebrity Strictly Come Dancing line-up here. To find out what else is on in the mean time, check out our TV Guide.