Angela Rippon’s Inspiring Fitness and Strictly Come Dancing Challenge

Angela Rippon’s Fitness Regimen: Staying in Shape at 78

Age-Defying Angela Rippon

At the remarkable age of 78, Angela Rippon is set to make history as the oldest contestant ever on Strictly Come Dancing.

Despite her age, Angela’s fitness and flexibility stand as a testament to her commitment to staying in excellent shape.

A Lifelong Commitment to Fitness

Angela, renowned as a TV presenter and former host of Come Dancing, attributes her enduring fitness to a lifelong dedication to staying active.

She reveals that her demanding career has kept her in constant motion, eliminating the need for desperate gym sessions to prepare for the dance floor.

She explains, “For the job that I do, you need to be fit because you never know what you’re going to be asked to do next.”

Her television career has often entailed physically demanding tasks, including diving with great white sharks and swimming with killer whales in the Arctic Circle, demonstrating her agility and endurance.

Physical Challenges and Adventures

Angela’s television journey has been marked by thrilling physical challenges. She recalls, “Nobody thought twice about asking me to go diving with great white sharks or swim with killer whales in the Arctic Circle or abseil down Table Mountain.”

Such daring escapades have contributed to her continued fitness and vitality.

Embracing the Strictly Challenge

While Angela Rippon acknowledges the daunting nature of participating in Strictly Come Dancing at her age, she eagerly anticipates the challenge.

She looks forward to mastering dances like the Argentine Tango. Impressively, she’s already garnered praise for her flexibility, with judge Shirley Ballas noting her ability to perform the splits.

A Fitness Advocate

Angela Rippon’s commitment to fitness extends beyond herself. She has authored keep-fit guides tailored for older individuals, including titles like “Stay Active, Stay Supple, Stay Healthy.”

As Strictly Come Dancing returns to screens, Angela Rippon’s journey promises to inspire viewers with her enduring dedication to fitness and her fearlessness in taking on new challenges.

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Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday, September 16, on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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