Strictly Come Dancing star likes to go down the pub

She jets back and forth between LA and the UK with husband Rod, but Penny Stewart reveals she’s still proud of her Essex roots.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 36, insists her life is very ordinary.

‘We do regular things like go to the pub, watch the footie on Sunday, get an Indian takeaway, that sort of thing,’ she says.

‘I’m very proud to be from Essex. We’re real “salt of the earth” people, and there’s been such support for me there.’