'There's A Punk In The Tuckshop!': Claudia Karvan's Punk Parents Shocked Her Schoolmates
During 'back to school' week on Dancing With The Stars, Claudia Karvan showed off her stylish parents and revealed what it was like growing up loving rules in a house full of punks.
"I loved rules," Claudia told Aric, "my mother found it unbearable. My mother was a rulebreaker."
Showing off a handful of photos of her mum's incredible punk styling, Claudia explained she was like the daughter in Absolutely Fabulous -- Saffy -- while her mum more resembled Joanna Lumley's character of Patsy.
"I was like quite law-abiding but then I would have rebellious streaks where if a rule didn't make sense I'd be happy to ditch it," she added.
Claudia's mum and stepfather ran Arthurs, an iconic King's Cross club which she explained had an abundance of "vanity and alcohol and extracurricular activity".
"Not always fantastic for a family, but I'm sure they were having a great old time," Claudia said back in 2011.
Attending SCEGGS, the two sides of Claudia's life, loving rules and order versus her wild home life, came to a crashing point when her mum decided to volunteer at the school canteen.
"I could just hear all these girls running past going ‘quick, there’s a punk in the tuck shop, there’s a punk in the tuck shop!'"
Later, Claudia told Amanda, "She did come back that day saying, 'The tuck shop is very popular, there were queues. It was like a mosh pit there today!'"
Dancing the tango to the Beastie Boys' "You've Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party" inspired by her mum's punk aesthetic, Claudia and Aric's routine divided the judges with Sharna and Tristan unsure about the unconventional take on the ballroom style.
"I loved your authenticity in this," Sharna said to the pair after their dance, "but for me, what it lacked was balance".
"You never got out of the mosh pit. Your actual tango was too erratic. You are a fantastic dancer and yet I didn't see fantastic dancing," the judge said before scoring them a 6.
In a shock twist, it was Craig Revel Horwood who heaped praise on the dance calling the dance "brilliant".
"I love it when people break tradition," Craig said (???? shocking, we know!).
"We thought you'd hate it," a proud Claudia beamed back at the judge, "but we did it anyway!"
Ever the punk.