Belfast Telegraph

Grayson Perry longs to do Strictly

Transvestite potter Grayson Perry could be foxtrotting on to Strictly Come Dancing after declaring that he would love to compete on the show.

The Turner Prize-winning artist - known for wearing women's clothes - said that he wanted to learn to dance on the hit BBC1 programme.

Perry told the Radio Times: "I keep getting asked to do all those reality shows but I always say no.

"But I would love to do Strictly."

Asked whether he would appear in trousers or a frock on the show, won last year by Abbey Clancy, he replied: "Oh, I'd do it as a man, obviously."

Perry, who picked up his CBE at Buckingham Palace this year dressed as his female alter-ego Claire, was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003.

He rose to prominence with his classically-shaped vases, marked with images of death and sex abuse.

Perry, who delivered the BBC Reith Lectures last year, recently criticised Damien Hirst's work as 'hackneyed'' and ''tatty'' and said the ''phenomenally successful'' artist was playing ''a good game''.


From Belfast Telegraph