Strictly Ceilidh in the Uists

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STRICTLY Come Dancing star Matt Baker took to the floor in North Uist last week.

The Countryfile presenter was in the Western Isles for the BBC programme, but also found the time to rehearse for the Saturday night show with this dance partner Aliona Vilani.

The couple practised their routine for last weekend’s show in the Carinish Hall and Matt also made time for a ceilidh dance with the local community.

Matt is one of the favourites to clinch the Strictly Come Dancing title and is rumoured to be the permanent replacement for Jason Manford on the One Show.

He has been filling in since the departure of Jason Manford.

Last Saturday’s Strictly showed Matt and Aliona in the Carinish Hall and in Benbecula Airport.

Aliona posted a picture of the snow covered Uist landscape on her Twitter site.

Matt also tweeted about his adventures in the islands:

“Been out of range Aliona and I are in the Outer Hebrides! Totally crazy in this weather but Countryfile calls.”