Heather Mills has been praised for her dance routines on the US version of STRICTLY COME DANCING, after performing an energetic jive routine on the programme.

The DANCING WITH THE STARS series runs along the same lines as the hit BBC show, with celebrities performing routines with professional dancers. And despite being "terrified" of performing the vigorous routine thanks to her false leg, Mills seemed to win the approval of the judges.

The 39-year-old, partnered by JONATHAN ROBERTS, admitted before that performing with a prosthetic leg was very difficult. She said: "You try and hop on a leg that's like concrete and the other leg bounces up and down like a trampoline."

But the estranged wife of former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney was equipped with a new, more flexible leg to cope with the rigours of the dance, which she apparently paid for herself.

And the judges were wowed by her performance, which included a cartwheel and plenty of flinging around the dancefloor.

Bruno Tonioli who called her "the incredible Heather Mills", said: "One, two, three legs, I don't care how many - you did a fantastic job."

03/04/2007 14:55:40