‘Dead camp’: Strictly’s Jayde Adams reviews first Bristol City visit and invites Nigel Pearson to dance
Strictly star Jayde Adams went to watch Bristol City for the first time last weekend and is planning on dancing a paso with manger Nigel Pearson in the near future.
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Comedian and Strictly Come Dancing star Jayde Adams took a 'dead camp' first trip to watch Bristol City play last weekend and shared her desire to cut some moves with Nigel Pearson.
The Bristolian was in attendance at Ashton Gate to watch City win 1-0 over Hull in the Championship and shared a message on social media on Thursday morning claiming that the manager had "been in touch and said he would like to ballroom dance".
Pearson turned heads at the weekend as he enjoyed a little touchline jig to celebrate the result and later admitted that he used to be an award-winning ballroom dancer as a youngster in the 1970s.
The City boss told The Telegraph this week: “I used to be a decent ballroom dancer. It was when I was young, back in the ‘70s when I was at school.
“I’ve actually still got some medals. I can’t give you any tips! I think I shocked the players when I did the splits once at Leicester.”
The manager’s silky moves didn’t go unnoticed by the comedian on her debut visit to the ground, who gushed over her first ever trip to a sporting event in Bristol.
Adams wrote: "Joe Sims, who plays Tom in #RubySpeaking and I went to watch Bristol City t’other day with me Dad, as I have never been to any Bristol sporting event except for the ones in which I was picked last for at school.
"Loved it! Won’t lie, have had a few messages from Rovers' fans who liked me, calling me names but I’ll go there at some point and wear an all blue outfit, don’t worry lads - haven’t made my mind up yet.
"Thought it was dead camp, all the singing, chest bumps and little shorts. The manager has been in touch and said he would like to ballroom dance with me, so I reckon I’ll be back for a Paso at some point."
Adams danced with partner Karen Hauer on Strictly Come Dancing last year and earnt plaudits for her enthusaism for the competition and body positive messaging.
The pair were booted off the hit BBC show after five weeks and the star labelled her time on the series as “the best thing I’ve ever done”.
The 38-year-old was born in Bedminster and attended local theatre groups before moving to Wales in 2004 to study at the University of Glamorgan.
The star has been working on a new ITVX sitcom called Ruby Speaking which has been shot in Bristol. The series follows life in a local call centre and the shenanigans of the "ragtag bunch of colleagues".
Ruby Speaking is set for release this year.