Kara Tointon has told the Daily Star that she was devastated when she found out Dawn was to be axed from Eastenders. She told the newspaper: “I was heartbroken when they told me and I have to admit I did cry. I’ve already told them that if they do plan to kill Dawn I will refuse to close my eyes in the dying scenes!”
But on a more positive note she added: “I’ve just got to dust myself down and get back out there.” Possibly, if rumours are to be beleived, Kara could be crying all the way to the Strictly dancefloor. She danced her way to success previously on the Sport Relief Does Strictly Come Dancing special last year, but has been unable to take part in the actual show as Eastenders bosses have banned cast members due to the strain it puts on their schedule. But now she’s free as a bird!
The BBC are to shake up Strictly this year, to try and draw in some of The X Factor’s 16-23 year old viewers by adding some sexier and higher profile celebrities. A source also told The Sun: “Kara has made it no secret that she has wanted to do Strictly for years. Hopefully we can make it happen. She’s exactly the kind of contestant that we want on the show.”