Strictly Come Dancing newcomer Les Dennis has revealed he has a really particular aim in thoughts that he hopes to get out of this yr’s sequence.
The previous Household Fortunes host is one in every of 15 stars competing on the present season of Strictly, and shall be making his dance flooring debut with skilled companion Nancy Xu in Saturday night time’s reside present.
Opening up in a brand new interview with The Instances, the newspaper claimed an incident wherein he walked in on his mother and father having intercourse as a teen turned him right into a “a little bit of a prude”, which he hopes Strictly can assist him overcome.
“Seeing what I noticed and the way it affected me is one thing I’ve to observe,” he defined. “Claire [his wife of 14 years] will get annoyed strolling down the road as a result of I’ll drop her hand and he or she’ll say, ‘Oh no you don’t.’
“Or, if she asks me to bounce, I received’t. I’ll simply say, ‘I’m doing a bit of father dancing.’”
Les continued: “I’m genuinely hoping that studying intimacy with a stranger will imply I’ll achieve the arrogance to bounce with my spouse. [Nancy] says I’ve actually obtained to embrace that aim.
“She says I’ve obtained to cease saying ‘after I’m voted off in week two’ as a result of she reckons I’ll manifest that and it’ll occur. So what I’m manifesting as a substitute is ‘after we get to Blackpool’ and ‘after we win’.”
He added: “I actually don’t need individuals to say, ‘Oh Les was humorous this week, let’s hold him in.’ I would like them to vote for me as a result of I’m getting higher at dancing. Good dancing is horny and who doesn’t need to be good at that?”
Les and his spouse Claire Nicholson have been married since 2009, and share two youngsters, 15-year-old Ellie and 12-year-old Tom.
He additionally has a 43-year-old son, Philip, from his first marriage to Lynne Webster. After they divorced in 1990, Les was married to TV persona Amanda Holden between 1995 and 2003.
This yr’s pre-recorded Strictly launch present aired on Saturday night time, wherein viewers came upon all the 2023 pairings for the primary time.
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