Belfast Telegraph

Troubled Henson glad of distraction

Spray tan fan Gavin Henson said taking to the dancefloor will help distract him from his troubles on and off the pitch.

The Welsh rugby player split from singer Charlotte Church earlier this year and has not played for his club Ospreys since March last year.

He said: "Obviously a lot of personal things are going on in my life at the moment so that's tough and also career-wise with the Ospreys."

He continued: "It's all in the hands of solicitors on both counts so that's pretty stressful. I'm not sleeping so well so I just needed to take my mind off all that and I thought Strictly would be great and I can learn a new skill."

But the sportsman admitted to a few nerves after being put through his paces for the first time in tonight's show.

He said: "I'm so nervous, I'm so self-conscious. Its going out in front of millions, it's quite embarrassing if you can't dance.

"I've never danced - not unless I'm absolutely hammered."

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