Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Darcey wants to be 'hands-on' judge

Darcey Bussell has said she finds it odd to sit behind a desk on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing's Darcey Bussell has told how she finds it frustrating to be stuck behind a desk and that she would prefer to be more "hands-on" as a judge.

The former ballerina also said in an interview with Hello! magazine that contrary to some reports, she has still to sign for a further series, but is keen to do so.

In a photoshoot for the magazine she is transformed from a dancing queen to a snow queen ahead of the final of the BBC One show, which takes place on Saturday.

Darcey, 43, said she has been enjoying a "fabulous" time on the dance hit but even though she has become renowned for giving constructive tips to the dancers since joining the show, she wishes she could do more to help.

"There is so much I can say from my own experience," she said. "But it's being able to get it out quick and sharp. I would do it in a much friendlier, hands-on sort of way, so it's very odd sitting behind a desk."

The mother-of-two uprooted her family from Australia, where she had settled after her dancing career ended, to join the TV show. And she said she had to think about every detail before agreeing to sign up.

"I didn't want to say yes and then go 'hang on a minute' - I wanted to make sure I hadn't forgotten about every single detail that goes into being in live television.

"It's very daunting. I've been on stage and done lots of live shows, but I've never had to open my mouth."

The full interview is in the new edition of Hello! magazine, which is out now.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

You're extremely attractive. Take this opportunity to ask for some favours. It will be difficult to resist your charms. Taking some courses can improve your professional prospects. Don't be afraid to pursue a career in the arts. Friends may tell you it's impossible to make a living in the creative field, but they underestimate your ability. Your combination of imagination and pragmatism will help you make a good living. Anything that involves working with your hands is sure to appeal to you.More