A step in the right direction for Sawtry’s dancing star Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman with her partnerAJ Pritchard

Lauren Steadman with her partnerAJ Pritchard - Credit: Archant

Sawtry star Lauren Steadman has managed to secure her spot for another week after dancing the Quickstep on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The 25-year-old double world champion paratriathlete and six-time European champion danced to If You’re Over Me by Years and Years with her partner AJ Pritchard on Saturday’s show.

The pair scored 25 out of a possible 40, placing them 11th on the leaderboard above Kate Silverton and Aljaž Škorjanec.

The duo were given sixes by judges Shirley Ballas, Darcy Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood, and a seven by Bruno Tonioli.

Katie Piper being the third star to leave the competition.


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Steadman, who was born without a complete right arm, won a silver medal at the Rio 2016 games in the paratriathlon.

She has competed in three Paralympics, in both swimming and the paratriathlon. She competed at both the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and the 2012 Paralympics in London as a swimmer.

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