Tuesday 20 March 2018

Anita Dobson returning to her Albert Square roots for Strictly

Anita Dobson. Photo: Getty Images
Anita Dobson. Photo: Getty Images

Anthony Barnes

ANITA Dobson looks to be lining up a Square dance as she takes her Strictly partner to her old Walford stomping ground.

The actress - who played Queen Vic landlady Angie Watts for many years - headed back to the EastEnders' set as she prepared for this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing show.

Dobson, 62, took her professional partner Robin Windsor to E20 to recapture the tough spirit of her screen persona.

The duo finished in the bottom two last week so she is aiming to find some extra strength to see her through as the competition gets tougher.

In a film to be screened tomorrow night, Dobson reminisces about times gone by, before dancing in Albert Square.

The pair will be joining the other contestants as they perform to a packed Wembley Arena tomorrow night as the show leaves its normal studio at BBC TV Centre.

Dobson said of her trip down memory lane: "It was such a nice experience. Very comforting. It felt a bit like going back to a place where I used to live."

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