Belfast Telegraph

Jeremy Vine reveals awkward Strictly encounter with Kirsty Gallacher

Strictly Come Dancing's Jeremy Vine has told how he was left blushing after accidentally touching Kirsty Gallacher's breast during rehearsals.

The Radio 2 DJ is the new Strictly diarist for the Radio Times and in his first column for the magazine recalled his awkward encounter with the TV presenter while rehearsing the first group dance.

Vine revealed: "At one point my left hand flew out and landed on Kirsty Gallacher's right breast, like that moment with the Australian woman in Fawlty Towers.

"She gasped and I apologised. We've put it behind us."

Meanwhile, fellow contestant Kellie Bright named and shamed her EastEnders co-star Danny Dyer as being a closet fake tan user.

The 39-year-old actress, who plays Queen Vic landlady Linda Carter in the BBC show, revealed soap bosses had told her not to have a spray tan for the dance competition as it would interfere with filming continuity.

But she said Dyer, who plays her on-screen husband Mick Carter, secretly wears it anyway.

Bright said of having a professional spray tan: "The EastEnders producers told me I couldn't, but Danny Dyer puts fake tan on every day!

"Sometimes he goes too far, so I'll just match his mahogany head."

Former Strictly stars are set to discuss Life After Strictly at the Radio Times Festival this weekend.

The full interview with this year's Strictly contestants appears in this week's Radio Times, on sale now.


From Belfast Telegraph