Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley on her dancing: "I actually think I’m magnificent"
Airs September 8th on BBC One
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What made you want to take part in Strictly this year?
I know it’s a bit of a cliché but I have always loved the show. I think it’s brilliant that it’s something the whole family can be involved with and also you’re learning a genuine skill. My work is so heavy and it’s quite hard-core and it can be quite harrowing at times, Strictly is total escapism. A real treat in that sense, dancing and enjoying myself and not have to be too earnest or too straight and just celebrate that side of me.
How would you rate your dancing?
The thing about my dancing is, I actually think I’m magnificent. I think I really look the part. Everyone else around me is like ‘You’ve got to be joking. You’re so erratic, really over the top and you’ve got no rhythm whatsoever’ so it’s a bit of a split jury. We’ll soon see.
What will be your biggest challenge during Strictly?
There are a couple of things, the nerves. I think everyone thinks because work is quite rock and roll that I’m quite brave but I am quite nervous, so dealing with those nerves. Also, I’ve got so much work in September I think it’s going to be tricky juggling the dancing, the training and the work.
How do you feel about being the Strictly makeover?
You have to jump in with both feet I think. Normally I’m quite reserved and quite stripped back, I don’t really wear make-up to work and I never look particularly fancy but watch this space.
Which would take centre stage on your mantelpiece, your MBE or the Glitterball trophy?
The Glitterball of course! Must you ask…
Source BBC One
September 6, 2018 8:00am ET by BBC One