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Dancing With the Stars – Heather Mills’ Pogo Feet

by | 3rd, April 2007

dancing-heather.jpgIS Heather Mills Playing Fair On Dancing With The Stars?

THREE weeks into Dancing With The Stars, the American version of Strictly Come Dancing, and Heather Mills is mired in controversy.

According to Tabloid Baby, “many are saying that the combination of judges’ sympathy and state-of-the-art bionic prosthetics…are giving Heather Mills an unfair leg up on the competition.”

Can Dancing With The Stars enable Mills help Mills settle in The United States. Many in Britain hope so.

“From the beginning, she’s played along with the producers’ crass promotion, expressing fears that her fake leg will fly off on live television, and playing up her disability by walking down the stage stairway like Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella,” says TB.

But see those backflips. Heather lands hard on the prosthetic limb. No splintering. No flying leg. How does she do it?

TB says the “controversial secret was revealed in the video package that preceded her dance”.

Mills was having a hard time of it in rehearsals. She complained that she’d be unable to dance the Jive because, “You try and hop on a leg that’s like concrete and the other leg bounces up and down like a trampoline.” Pro-celebrity ballroom continues to push at the television envelope.

Heather needed help. So she decided to go and see the prosthestist for relief.

Cameras followed Heather to the leg shop. Heather was seen being fitted with a new, “special” leg. There were adjustments and tightening. This leg would now allow her to dance and bounce with ease.

Now see Heather cartwheel like a besequinned Long John Silver. And hear Judge Bruno Tonioli called her “the incredible Heather Mills”: “One, two, three legs, I don’t care how many – you did a fantastic job”, says he.

Like TB, we wonder if Heather’s legs are playing within the rules. Can other dancers on the show get refitted for limbs? Can a pogo stick be used?

Can you get a replacement for two left feet…

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