Fleur East says late dad sent good luck message ahead of 'Strictly Come Dancing' debut

Fleur East - Strictly Come Dancing 2022. (BBC)
Fleur East is a Strictly 2022 contestant. (BBC)

Fleur East has said she had a "comforting" good luck message from her late dad ahead of her Strictly Come Dancing debut.

The singer said that a psychic medium gave the message from her late father Malcolm – who died two years ago – to her cousin.

According to reports she opened up on her Hits Radio show, telling listeners: "On Sunday I had a message from one of my cousins who had been to see a medium – people that speak to the spirit world.

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"I've never gone to a medium because I do believe in it and I'm quite scared about going because I never wanted to test it. But my cousin went and this happened."

She went on: "So my Dad passed away in 2020, his name was Malcolm and apparently he came through and wished me good luck ahead of Strictly."

East played a message from her cousin where the psychic said they were in contact with someone from the other side called Malcolm who had a daughter who was a performer.

They said the daughter was "about to start an adventure", adding: "He says to tell her I'm so proud of her and give her all the luck in the world."

Fleur East arriving at the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Picture date: Tuesday November 23, 2021. Photo credit should read:
The star said she received a good luck message from her late dad. (PA)

Former X Factor star East said it was "eerie" but also "comforting" to get the message before she takes to the dancefloor on the BBC show.

The 34-year-old will be up against the likes of Bros star Matt Goss, actor Kym Marsh and Loose Women's Kaye Adams on the programme.

Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return as judges on the show.

X Factor finalist Fleur East arrives at her homecoming at Walthamstow Town Hall, London, who is in Cowell's over-25s category, received high praise from the music mogul who described her performance last Saturday as
Fleur East found fame on X Factor. (PA)

However, former judge Bruno Tonioli will not be back as he continues to focus on his US commitments with Dancing With The Stars.

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Strictly starts on 23 September.

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