“I”m really upset, I don”t know what to do”: Chelsee Healey is “lost” without Strictly Come Dancing
She thought she”d be knocked out in the first week, but instead wowed the Strictly Come Dancing judges to come second.
Now Chelsee Healey says she feels so gloomy about the end of the show she doesn”t know what to do.
The 23-year-old admitted she was “really upset” about the competition being over first on ITV”s Daybreak and then Lorraine this morning.
Strictly lost: Strictly Come Dancing runner up Chelsee Healey took to the sofas of Daybreak and Lorraine today to lament the passing of the dancing competition
Interesting outfit: Chelsee teamed a salmon pink jacket with tight satin leggings and Gucci wellies for the TV appearance
“I don”t know what to do,” she told Nadia Sawalha, who was standing in for Lorraine Kelly.
“Strictly becomes a big part of your life and to wake up and not think about it and not to go to training – it”s really upset me.”
The Waterloo Road actress was the clear winner in the wardrobe stakes for the Strictly after-party in Blackpool yesterday, after donning a chic black dress with a flash of green sparkle.
Outfit change: To avoid a horrendous clash, Chelsee swapped her salmon pink jacket for a black number with studded shoulders for the Daybreak sofa
OK, it goes better with purple… sort of: The pink jacket was back on for the actress”s spot on Lorraine
But the garish salmon-pink jacket she chose to wear for her TV appearance this morning clashed with her slightly orange complexion.
She teamed it with skin-tight satin leggings and Gucci wellies that did nothing to add to the look.
She, or perhaps a stylist, had swapped the salmon jacket for a black one for her Daybreak appearance, perhaps to avoid a hideous clash with the show”s red sofa.
Glamour: Chelsee had channelled some serious old Hollywood glamour into her Strictly after-party outfit
But by the time she hit Lorraine, the salmon was back, faring slightly better against a purple backdrop.
Modest Chelsee had told Daybreak”s Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway that to get to the Strictly final had been “an amazing achievement in itself.”
“It would have been nice to win don”t getme wrong,” she added. “But I”m really happy even to have come second because that”s amazing for me. I”m just dead grateful”
Chelsee also revealed her gruelling schedule while she was on the show.
She would be on the Waterloo Road set for 7am, work through until 7pm before going off to train with Strictly partner Pasha Kovalev until 10pm.
Wow! Chelsee and partner Pasha Kovalev danced their way to second place in the final show at the weekend
Even with such focus, she never expected to win.
“I always prepared myself that I was going to go first, that”s just me. I always think the worst,” she said.
“I never expect, I just kind of go with it and then if I did stay on it was an amazing surprise for me.”
And, after joking that judge Craig Revel Horwood was “tight” after only giving her a nine for one of her performances in the final, she admitted to Sawalha her new found fame was “weird.”
“I”m only getting to grips with it now. I”m still me but a lot more people know my name,” she said before adding: “It”s lovely, it”s so nice… it”s weird though”