The former ‘Strictly’ judge told HuffPost UK that one role he’s turned down is a spot on ‘Have I Got News For You’, admitting that he doesn’t think he’d be very good on the programme.
He said: “I was asked to do ‘Have I News For You’. Who’d go on that? They’re so clever.
“I love the programme, I think it’s brilliant but you’d make yourself look an absolute… They’re so quick and I’d be sitting there umming.
“I know someone - I can’t say who - who went on it and they didn’t say a word.
“Then right at the end they had to go back and say ‘well, say this or that’ and I would hate that. No.”
Len will return to our screens with ‘Partners In Rhyme’ - an all-new Saturday evening quiz show - this weekend and the star also explained why the programme appealed to him.
“I made a New Year’s resolution a couple of years ago: I don’t want to do anything I don’t want to do,” Len said. “And you can’t exactly do that because things crop up, you know, you have to go to Sainsbury’s, but I try.
“When they phoned me up and said do you want to be the host, I was excited because I’ve never done it before.
“I love quizzes, I love Ben Shephard and Bradley Walsh. I did ‘The Chase’ and failed on the last question.”
‘Partners In Rhyme’ sees contestants take on a number of rhyme-based rounds, with the help of two celebrities.
If they manage to win, they’ll take home a luxury holiday but it’s the losing people who get the best consolation prize: A pen from Len.
‘Partners In Rhyme’ airs on Saturday 19 August at 6.45pm.