Strictly Come Dancing's Vick Hope on dancing: "I like to move to music and I’ve broken chairs"

Airs September 8th on BBC One



What made you want to take part in Strictly this year?

I love dancing, it makes me really happy. I’m not professionally trained or anything, I did a bit of contemporary when I was younger which has nothing to do with latin or ballroom. I used to pretend to be a tree or a rock and express myself experimentally. When I go to a club I don’t think there’s a happier place than when you’re dancing and feeling the music.

When you’re younger you are constantly learning and then you grow up and you stop learning because you have a job and a routine. Learning is so stimulating and exciting and it’s a real privilege to learn something and get my teeth stuck into this.

How would you rate your dancing?

I love dancing although it doesn’t mean that I’m particularly very good at it. At Capital whenever we’re playing songs I literally throw myself around the studio, I like to move to music and I’ve broken chairs, a bit of the wall, spilt coffee everywhere!

What will be your biggest challenge during Strictly?

Ballroom styles, the techniques and the technicalities. I literally don’t have a clue, I’m going to start watching ballroom dances and Fred Astaire to get to grips with it, I have no picture in my mind of what it’s supposed to look like. I’ve seen it on Strictly but I think you need to back to the very beginning and watch them to know what it’s supposed to be.

Source BBC One

September 6, 2018 9:00am ET by BBC One  

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