Radio host and TV presenter Nikita Kanda is one among the 15 celebrity contestants who are leaving no stone unturned to become ruler of the ballroom on the latest edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
During Wednesday’s episode, Kanda opened up about her upcoming Week 2 performance to Beyoncé’s song “Single Ladies”. The 28-year-old, who is known for being the current host of the BBC Asian Network’s Breakfast Show, revealed that her upcoming performance is dedicated to single parents, including her own mother.
“I am dedicating this one to my mum. She is the single woman in my life. She brought me and my sister up on her own. So, this one is going out to all the single parents out there that have done everything for their kids. I feel like this is the perfect tribute to my mum,” she said.
Kanda also heaped praise on her dance partner Gorka Marquez for his support in training her.
“I am so glad that I have got Gorka. He has got so much patience with me. I feel like I am his third child. He has got another kid now,” Kanda said.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday nights on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights from September 25 on BBC Two.
Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.