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has compared to an electric shock, explaining his opposition to dancing.
The iconic actor, writer and comedian admitted he's horrified by dancing in general - not just on primetime TV. "I hate dancing more than I can possibly explain," he told.
Why? "I think I kind of missed the lessons. I always feel that everybody else had dancing lessons and I must've had a dental appointment that day," he explained.
"From the early stage I can remember dance floors, discos and I just felt like an alien. I had no place there, I didn't know how to move, where the foot goes. Do you look down? Do you look up? Do you twist your body?"
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He gets a bit embarrassed when he sees other people moving to music, too.
"I just get that sort of blush in my face and I think: 'Oh stop it!'" Stephen said.
But as for Strictly, in truth, he's never actually sat through an episode, the joker - and his feelings come from a place of love.
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"I've never seen Strictly, ever. I can't watch it. I've seen the odd trailer for it and I immediately go 'Argh!' as if I've been given an electric shock. I'm sure it's charming, I know everybody loves it."
In other Strictly news, we know that this weekend (31 October),and Katya Jones will be dancing the first couples' choice of the series to the song Shine by Years & Years.
Shirley Ballas Has A Warning For The Early Strictly Come Dancing Favourite
Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas has given a warning to contestant Maisie Smith after emerging as this year’s early favourite. The EastEnders star and her partner Gorka Marquez have been marked out as ones to watch with bookies and viewers alike, after Maisie won last year’s Strictly Children In Need special. However, Shirley has told Maisie that she should not think that having previous experience on the BBC ballroom show will count for anything in this year’s competition.
Elsewhere in week two, Caroline and Johannes will dance the Paso Doble, Clara and Aljaz will take on the Viennese Waltz and Jacqui and Anton will do the Samba.
Find out what all the couples are dancing to.
Strictly Come Dancing airs this Saturday night at 7.15pm on BBC One.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Songs And Dances Revealed Ahead Of First Elimination .
With the first elimination of the series looming, Strictly Come Dancing bosses have announced the songs and dances that each of the 12 couples will be performing in this week’s live show. Fresh from topping the leaderboard last week, pop singer HRVY will be dancing a Viennese Waltz to Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s lockdown anthem Stuck With U, while Maisie Smith will tackle a Tango to Miley Cyrus’ recent hit Midnight Sky. This week will seeFresh from topping the leaderboard last week, pop singer HRVY will be dancing a Viennese Waltz to Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s lockdown anthem Stuck With U, while Maisie Smith will tackle a Tango to Miley Cyrus’ recent hit Midnight Sky.