Ben Cohen to wow Strictly audience with backflip

He wowed audiences with his topless paso doble last weekend – and now Strictly Come Dancing’s Ben Cohen is set to perform an even more audacious stunt.

The rugby ace – who is partnering Kristina Rihanoff on the BBC One show – will reportedly attempt a daring backflip from a trampoline during his jive on Saturday night’s show.

And he has reportedly been receiving guidance from Louis Smith for the tricky move, after he pulled similar stunts during the 2012 series.

Ben left many viewers a tad hot under the collar on last weekend’s show, when he whipped his shirt off for his performance – but has since insisted that he didn’t originally intend to perform topless.

“It wasn’t necessary to go topless, but the bolero jacket looked like I’d borrowed one of my kids jackets,” he said on spin-off show It Takes Two.

“I was like ‘There’s absolutely no way I’m wearing that bolero jacket’ and there was a big discussion over whether I’d do it or not. It happened…and it worked.”

Last weekend’s Strictly also saw the first perfect tens of the series as Natalie Gumede performed a near-perfect Viennese Waltz with partner Artem Chigvintsev.

The former Coronation Street actress will also tackle the jive on Saturday’s show, which kicks off at 6.30pm/




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