Strictly unsteady comeback performance for Winehouse

Amy Winehouse made her TV comeback tonight with an uncertain performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Amy Winehouse made her TV comeback tonight with an uncertain performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

The troubled singer, a big fan of the BBC1 show, provided backing vocals for her 13-year-old god-daughter Dionne Bromfield.

Winehouse has battled drug problems and a failed marriage since her rise to fame and looked frail and unsteady as she took her position between two male backing singers.

Bromfield, who is signed to the 'Rehab' singer’s own label, Lioness Records, gave a polished performance of her single 'Mama Said', taken from the forthcoming album Introducing Dionne Bromfield.

And Winehouse, 26, embraced her god-daughter after the song.

Actress Lynda Bellingham became the fourth celebrity to be voted off the show after facing Coronation Street favourite Craig Kelly in the dance-off.

The 61-year-old, known for her role as the “Oxo mum”, and her partner Darren Bennett lost out after head judge Len Goodman gave his deciding vote to Kelly.

“It’s been absolutely fantastic,” said Bellingham.

The BBC1 show has been tackling its own problems this week.

Attention has been focused on Anton du Beke after it was revealed that he had used the term “Paki” in a conversation with actress and partner Laila Rouass, whose mother is Indian.

Du Beke has apologised for the incident and there was no mention of the race row tonight.

Rouass kissed her partner on the cheek as they were introduced and in a pre-recorded sequence she described the dancer as “patient and gracious”.

Presenter Bruce Forsyth was also tight-lipped on the programme.

He became involved in the row himself after saying the nation should get a “sense of humour”.

Just hours later he issued a statement to clarify his views, saying du Beke’s comment was “wrong” and he did not “excuse or condone the use of such language”.

Rouass and du Beke were in top spot after the judges’ votes with 34 out of 40.

Judge Bruno Tonioli described the couple’s foxtrot as “smooth as silk”.

ITV’s 'X Factor' is fielding its own musical big gun tomorrow, when Robbie Williams promotes new single Bodies.

It will be his first UK appearance for three years.

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