Jodie in Let’s Dance final

Jodie Prenger during Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2013.
Jodie Prenger during Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2013.
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SINGING sensation Jodie Prenger has wowed judges to get into the final of a TV charity dancing contest.

Blackpool girl Jodie strutted her way into the final of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief with a flamboyant performance to Cameo’s ‘80s classic Word Up.

The 33-year-old, who rose to fame winning Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s BBC One talent show ‘I’d do Anything’ in 2008 returned to the channel on Saturday with the triumphant performance seeing her through to the competition’s grand final.

She sported a leather jacket, black leggings, a moustache and wig during the show, which saw her win the public vote on the night.

Afterwards she said: “Oh, what have I done?”

Judge Arlene Phillips said: “I have to tell you, Jodie, I have seen 1,001 dances, but none sexier than you in your codpiece.”

Radio 1 presenter Greg James added: “You know what, that was incredible.”

In recent months Jodie, who splits her time between the resort and London, has appeared in television shows including Waterloo Road and Hustle, as well as on the West End stage in Spamalot.

Meanwhile, Blackpool actor Ashley Luke Lloyd is dancing for joy after winning a place on the prime time Saturday night TV show.

The 21-year-old, who recently finished a four-month run in the West End in musical Loserville, has joined the dancing team on the BBC’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

He is part of a group of dancers performing live with the celebrities every week.

The final of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief will be held at 7pm on Saturday.

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