Inside Strictly star Jacqui Smith's family home with impressive teacup collection and paintings of her dogs

FORMER Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is one of the celebs who will be trying their luck on Strictly Come Dancing this year.

The 57-year-old ex Labour MP will be showing off her fancy footwork, competing against the likes of Maisie Smith, Clara Amfo, and Max George.

But when she isn't practicing her moves or debating political affairs, Jacqui lives a quiet life in her family home with her sons James and Michael – and her beloved pet dogs.

Jacqui split from husband of 33 years Richard Timney in January of this year.

The Strictly star regularly shares an insight into her home life on her Twitter page, sharing glimpses inside her cosy house with followers.

During lockdown, her pooches has been front and centre in several household snaps – with paintings of the pets decorating her kitchen, as well as her impressive crockery collection.

With a wooden theme throughout the house, Jacqui previously shared a snapshot of some shelves, adorned with various knick-knacks.

In addition to colourful teacups and saucers, there are three paintings of her dogs as well as family photos, books, and various jugs.

A separate section of her kitchen showed even more teacups on display, with the politician's love of fresh flowers also shining through.

Pretty blooms also adorn her working-from-home desk, with Jacqui setting up her laptop and tablet in front of a large window in order to feel the benefits of natural light.

Other eye-catching details in her home include an ornate gold mirror, a large patterned rug, and chic polished wooden floors.

The dogs are evidently the apple of Jacqui's eye, with the star sharing snaps of them snoozing in one of the rooms – with one cuddling up to a Union Jack pillow on a quirky blue sofa.

A second cushion can also be seen on the floor, highlighting Jacqui's British pride.

The pets appear to have the run of the house as they are also allowed to sleep on their owner's bed, with Jacqui showing off her simple white bedding with leave and flower detailing in one snap.

Another picture shows off Jacqui's quirky bamboo-look chairs, adorned with blue cushions, pillows, and complete with a matching bench.

The reality star keeps her energy up with her home coffee machine, and also showed off her slick black granite counter tops as she shared a picture of a bright green smoothie she was downing for a health kick.

She is an avid reader and regularly posts pictures of the books on her to-read list to share with Twitter followers.

Jacqui also made good use of her leafy garden during lockdown, sharing a snap of herself enjoying quality outdoor time with neighbours as they relaxed on garden furniture.

A birdcage appeared to be hanging in the foreground of the shot, with potted flowers brightening up the space.

Cocktails and treats were served from a sophisticated drinks trolley, with a pretty green garden shed visible in the distance.

The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this month that Strictly is set to return to our screens on October 24, 2020.

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