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'Springwatch' Star Kate Humble Explains Why She Gave 'Strictly Come Dancing' The Brush-Off

'The more talk there was of sequins and make-up, the more I could feel myself pouring with sweat.'

06/04/2017 08:23

Former ‘Springwatch’ host Kate Humble has explained why she declined the opportunity to take part in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The nature presenter revealed she was offered the chance to swap her wellies and waterproof coat for the glitz and glamour of ‘Strictly’, but ultimately chose to turn it down.

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However, Kate added that after agreeing to a meeting, she began to have second thoughts about whether the show would be right for her, concluding she was probably more happy “being mucky”.

She isn’t the only star to give ‘Strictly’ the brush-off, though, with Lorraine Kelly admitting this week she had no desire to throw on her dancing shoes.

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While interviewing professionals Karen and Kevin Clifton on her ITV daytime show, Lorraine joked: “Even you couldn’t teach me [how to dance].”

‘Strictly’ will return for its 15th series later this year, with rumoured contestants including ‘Gogglebox’ stars Steph and Dom Parker, Paralympian Ellie Simmonds and former ‘EastEnders’ star Samantha Womack.

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