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Linford Christie turns down Strictly Come Dancing

By Catherine Wylie

Linford Christie turned down Strictly Come Dancing, claiming he is "the only black guy you'll meet with two left feet".

The former British sprinter also said there were "far too many" reality TV shows and said people "want their 15 minutes of fame".

Asked about the last show he turned down, Christie told Radio Times magazine: "Strictly. I didn't fancy it because I'm not a good dancer.

"I'm the only black guy you'll meet with two left feet. I spent so much time training in my youth that I missed out on dancing. I'd love to be able to dance."

Asked what makes him turn off the TV, the Olympic gold medallist said: "Reality shows. There are far too many."

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