Gregg Wallace Blames His Early ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Exit On Dance Partner Aliona Vilani For Not Liking Him

Nothing to do with the fact he simply couldn't dance, apparently.

Gregg Wallace might have looked like he had two left feet when he took to the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ dancefloor in 2014, but that wasn’t the reason he was voted off the show after just two weeks, according to the ‘Masterchef’ presenter.

The 51-year-old reckons his early exit from the BBC dance show was actually down to his professional dance partner, Aliona Vilani.

Gregg says the the 32-year-old Russian didn’t “like” him, and if they’d actually hit it off then he’d have got a lot further in the competition.


<strong>Gregg Wallace</strong>
Gregg Wallace
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Gregg then went on to tell the mag that despite his love of puddings, he reckons he’s in the best shape of his life.

<strong>Gregg was paired up with Aliona on the 2014 series of 'Strictly'.</strong>
Gregg was paired up with Aliona on the 2014 series of 'Strictly'.

Despite not having the greatest experience on ‘Strictly’, Gregg hasn’t ruled out appearing on more reality shows - including ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’

"If they want to give me a sack of treasure, I'd go into the jungle," he revealed.

Gregg previously revealed he “absolutely hated” his time on ‘Strictly’ - so much so that he was reduced to tears in rehearsals.

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