Amanda Holden may not have competed on Strictly Come Dancing, but she has had a ‘strange’ encounter with a professional dancer.
The 52-year-old acquired some new dancing steps from Strictly winner Pasha Kovalev while filming her new documentary series Sex: A Bonkers History.
Pasha and Amanda performed The Volta, a Tudor dance that was formerly considered immoral because it permitted married people to touch each other on the dance floor.
After Amanda mastered the steps, she reminisced on her experience with Pasha, 43, who is married to Rachel Riley, 37, and discussed how dancing may lead to feelings.
‘You weren’t even allowed to hold hands and then being allowed to be that intimate, it was weird having that moment with Pasha,’ Amanda, who is married to record producer Chris Hughes, admitted.
‘I felt the feeling just in that afternoon, so I can’t imagine how people felt touching like that centuries ago.’
She then went on to praise Pasha for being a good teacher, in clips obtained by The Sun.
‘But Pasha, he was so patient. It really took me ages to learn that step, hop and kick.’
Amanda has also stripped naked for the next Sky History series to educate us all about sex – you can’t say she does things half-heartedly!
In a teaser trailer, she sat in a bathtub while lecturing about the Egyptian queen.
‘Every sexual relationship was about gaining a strategic advance because, underneath that full face of makeup, which was actually made of crocodile dung, she was an intellectual heavyweight,’ she explained.
While casually leaning over the bathtub Amanda continued: ‘On the whole, history has been written by men so sorry Cleopatra, despite all your accomplishments, your savvy political manoeuvering, and incredible intellect you’ll forever be remembered as the woman who bonked her way to the top.’
Amanda dressed up like an angel to commemorate the show’s imminent release, which she will co-host with historian Dan Jones, a style popular among Victoria’s Secret models.
Sex: A Bonkers History on Sky History, starts on September 18 at 9pm.