02/02/2021 10:55 GMT

Alan Carr Reveals What It Will Take To Get Him To Finally Sign Up For Strictly Come Dancing

BBC bosses have been trying to sign up the comedian for the ballroom show for years.

Alan Carr has long been asked to participate on Strictly Come Dancing, and after years of saying no, he’s now set out his terms. 

The comedian has said he would want to be treated as a serious competitor if he were to sign up for the BBC ballroom show. 

He has insisted he would not want to be seen as the joke after watching fellow comedian Bill Bailey storm to victory on last year’s series of Strictly.

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Alan Carr

Speaking to Radio Times, he said: “I’m a big fan of Bill Bailey anyway, and I was like, ‘He’s funny and talented’.

“They always ask me to do Strictly and I say no because I want to be sexy doing the Argentine tango; I don’t want to be a joke.”

Asked if he’d sign up, Alan said: “Well, you lose weight doing it. I want to be treated as a serious artiste if I do.

“There’d be no mucking about. I’d be hot to trot, like Fred Astaire.”

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Strictly 2020 champ Bill Bailey with dance partner Oti Mabuse

In 2018, Alan claimed he would do the show in the future, but failed to appear on the line-up in the last two series. 

Appearing on Loose Women, he said: “Oh my listen. Listen, I will do it but next year I’ve got a busy year.

“They cornered me and asked me to do it. But I hate those VTs. They go to Chester Zoo. I want to be in the studio now doing an Argentine Tango.”

Strictly Come Dancing is due to return to BBC One in the autumn. 

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