Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Scanlon has revealed the reason why she’s shunning one of the show’s biggest traditions – getting a spray tan.
The presenter, 39, said she proudly showed off her naturally pale skin while taking part in the show in a bid to set a positive example for her two daughters.
Appearing on Lorraine on Thursday with her dance partner Carlos Gu, Angela referred to her alabaster skin tone, saying: “I’m transparent, I’m almost blue.
‘I have two daughters and I tell them to feel good about themselves, so I have to embody that myself.’
Angela previously admitted it took her 15 years to accept her skin color, adding that “she doesn’t need fake tan to feel confident.”
Revelation: Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Scanlon has revealed the reason why she shuns one of the show’s biggest traditions: getting a spray tan
Insight: The presenter said that while taking part in the show, she proudly showed off her naturally pale skin in an attempt to set a positive example for her two daughters
During her appearance on Lorraine, Angela admitted she was struggling to get to grips with her American Smooth this week.
She said: ‘I like it, I hated it on Monday and I wanted to crawl away, but now I like it.’
After ditching the fake tan for her TV appearance, Angela previously revealed she has become a role model for other fans with flaming hair.
She said The sun last month: ‘I feel really touched when I receive a message from someone saying that their daughter suddenly thinks it’s okay not to wear fake tan because she saw me on television with my white legs out.
‘I never felt that when I was young. I’ve never seen anyone so pale on television, and obviously there are varying levels of that in so many minorities.
‘There has been absolutely no backlash from Strictly. If you want to wear brown, you wear it. If you don’t do it, you don’t do it.’
Last week, Angela and Carlos scored just 28 out of 40 points for their Viennese waltz, with head judge Shirley Ballas scolding her for dancing on the tips of her ballet toes.
The star was left feeling embarrassed after accidentally making an inappropriate joke on Thursday’s episode of It Takes Two.
Admission: Angela appeared on Lorraine on Thursday with her dance partner Carlos Gu and said: ‘I have two daughters and I tell them to feel comfortable’
No! Angela previously admitted it took her 15 years to accept her skin color, adding that ‘she doesn’t need fake tan to feel confident’
Tough: During her appearance on Lorraine, Angela admitted she was struggling to get to grips with her American Smooth this week
While Janette welcomed the head from the wardrobe department, Vicky, to the show she revealed that Angela is a bright green dress with a dramatic skirt with a hidden surprise.
While the dress appears mainly green and turquoise, the stylist revealed a bright pink color under the skirt underskirt, which will be revealed when she kicks her leg in the air.
The added pop of color surprised Angela and Janette, as the participant joked: “I love it, and the theme is: we’re in the woods, it’s warm and romantic, and then you flash a little pink!”
The star realized her mistake at the crude innuendos was mortified and took back the embarrassing comment, mumbling “I’m sorry” under her breath.
Angela couldn’t contain her laughter as she and Vicky shared the joke and Janette finished the segment.