Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Rachel de Thame 'adores' Strictly

Rachel de Thame wants to compete on Strictly Come Dancing

TV presenter Rachel de Thame wants to compete on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Gardeners' World star, 51, said that she had to turn down a request to appear on a previous series of the hit BBC One show because she was pregnant.

The mother-of-four told the Radio Times: "I hate things like I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, which bring out the worst in people - that bear-baiting.

"The exception is Strictly, which I adore."

Asked whether she would be tempted to join the show, the former model said: "I have been asked, but I was about to have a baby so it was very bad timing.

"But it is something that I might find very tempting, having been a dancer in another life - as a teenager I attended the Royal Ballet School."

She admitted she does dust off her dancing shoes but added: "Only in private!"

The eleventh series of the dancing competition, hosted by Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, returns to TV screens in the autumn.

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith lifted the Strictly trophy alongside partner Flavia Cacace last year.

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