Actress Fiona Fullerton doesn’t believe the public are voting for her in ballroom battle Strictly Come Dancing.
Fullerton, best known for her role as KGB spy Pola Ivanova in the 1985 movie James Bond: A View to a Kill, says that viewers to the weekend BBC One spectacular are voting for her professional dancing partner Anton du Beke not her.
Public support has been extraordinary and it is lovely they believe in us. I have to say the vast majority are voting for Anton and that is absolutely lovely.
Everyone is being so sweet that Anton has a partner that can dance and then I keep goofing up. I really feel I am letting him down and I know I have the capability to do so much better. – Fullerton in The Sun newspaper
Fullerton added that the show hasn’t been all excitement and fun. She told the newspaper that she’s been dealing with self doubt over her performances and has been struggling with her nerves over the weekly live contest.
I’ve been looking on the internet about how to focus and lose the nerves; it’s interesting how psychologically your mind can play all sorts of tricks on you even though you tell yourself otherwise. I feel like I’m in control but then my self-belief evaporates as if I’ve got a voice in my head that goes, ‘You can’t do this’.
In training it doesn’t happen at all. It’s the same in the dress rehearsal; it’s as if someone’s flicking that insecurity switch as soon as we get live.
Fullerton first became a personality aged sixteen as Alice in the 1972 film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland later starring in BBC One serial Angels from 1975. In the 1980s she was praised for her stage work including with Richard Harris in the West End on musical Camelot and with ATV founding star Noele Gordon in a national tour of Gypsy.
Strictly Come Dancing, Saturday and Sunday on BBC One