Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams

American R&B and soul singer
Four-octave soprano and Grammy-winning soul and gospel legend whose hits include "Free," "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," and "Let's Hear It for the Boy."
BornJune 3, 1950
HometownGary, Indiana, United States of America
Net worth$3 million
SpouseChristopher Joy , Ken Williams , Brad Westering
ChildrenForrest Westering , Logan Westering , Kenderick Williams , Kevin Williams


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Strictly viewers accuse judges of undermarking fan favourite

  • Strictly Come Dancing viewers were shocked on Saturday night after fan favourite Kelvin Fletcher and his professional partner scored 35 points for their racing-themed Salsa. The routine, which they performed to Let’s Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams, featured plenty of Kelvin's signature hip action, as well as some adventurous lifts, and many people watching at home thought the Emmerdale star had been undermarked by judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Motsi Mabuse.Kelvin was a last-minute addition to the show after Jamie Laing sustained an injuryFans took to Twitter to make their views clear, with one writing: "It’s so clear Kelvin is by far the best in this competition yet if he’s been top of the leaderboard at all it can only have been once. Which is clear nonsense from the judges," "Really thought Oti and Kelvin would be a 40!" "AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGG 10.10.10," and: "I would just give Kelvin a 10 for his hips alone." Regardless of the score, another viewer summed up the feelings of many viewers by posting: "They are SO much fun to watch!!! Best partnership on this show hands down."RELATED: X-Men's Famke Janssen makes a surprise appearance in Strictly front rowThe Emmerdale star performed a lively racing-themed SalsaIt was the eighth week of the series, and the last one before the pivotal weekend in Blackpool next Saturday. There was excitement with Hollywood star Famke Janssen in the audience, as well as a controversial comment from Motsi that hinted at an affair between footballer Alex Scott and her temporary partner for the previous two weeks, Kevin Clifton.READ: Motsi Mabuse shocks Strictly audience talking 'affair' with Neil, Alex and KevinIt was also a night of mixed fortunes, as we saw EastEnders' Emma Barton and partner Anton du Beke bounce back from last week's rumba, which the judges heavily criticised, to earn 33 points for their classy Fosse-inspired number. Presenter Karim Zeroual, however, was in tears after he made some mistakes during his Viennese Waltz and failed to set the dancefloor alight, scoring 30 after topping the leaderboard last week.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.