Kate Middleton and Mom Carole Are Huge Fans of This Competition Show

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It seems Kate Middleton is a total sucker for reality shows.

Her husband, Prince William, previously revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge is a “huge fan” of Strictly Come Dancing, which is the U.K. version of Dancing with the Stars. It all started when the prince ran into judge Shirley Ballas and host Claudia Winkleman at a 2019 charity gala, which prompted him to share his wife’s obsession.

“I have watched the show [Strictly] a couple of times,” Prince William said, according to Hello! magazine. “Catherine is a huge fan.”

The Duke of Cambridge also confirmed that Middleton’s mom, Carole, watches it with her. “And my mother-in-law loves it,” he added.

Strictly Come Dancing is a British competition show that follows a group of celebrities, who partner with professional dancers. (Sound familiar?) They must choreograph a dance to their assigned genre and perform for a live studio audience and judges, who eliminate one pair each week until there’s one remaining.  

Although Middleton enjoys non-scripted, Prince William previously confirmed that he’s a Netflix subscriber. During another outing, the royal admitted that he’s a big fan of BBC’s show Killing Eve. He even met with producer Sally Woodward Gentle and costume designer Phoebe de Gaye.

“Apparently he has watched it all,” Gentile said of her conversation with William. “We didn't test him, but he did say it was quite a final ending to series two. So at least he watched the last three minutes of the last episode! He said he loved it. He talked about the dark humor of it, and Jodie [Comer] and Sandra [Oh], how amazing they both are. And he talked about the humor you can get through the costumes, which is what Phoebe is so clever at.”

Royals, they’re just like us.

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