Strictly’s Jeremy Vine: “I’m not prepared for the injuries…but bring on the tan and sequins!”

He's left the dad-dancing well behind (sort of)


by Selina Maycock |
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In an attempt to leave the dad-dancing behind, BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine is set to take to the dancefloor in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

With game face on and dance shoes donned, Jeremy wants to be real competition for the likes of fellow celeb dancers Iwan Thomas, Peter Andre and Kirsty Gallacher.

“I’m not prepared for the injuries, they haven’t said anything about that, but I am ready to embrace the tan and the sequins,” Jeremy told heat as he prepared for the glitziest show on TV.


Jeremy’s luck came in when he was paired with Venezuelan beauty Karen Clifton, who danced all the way to the final last year with former TOWIE boy Mark Wright. No pressure there, then...

The pair have since renamed themselves 'diVINE and Hot Lips' and are busy sweating, stumbling and, er, dancing around the training room in time for their first routine.

Jeremy confessed to us all about his desire to learn a few real moves. “I was at a wedding a few years back doing my speciality embarrassing dance,, like I’m trapped in a lift, then this guy and his wife danced the place down and I just thought, 'I’d love to do that',” he said.

Aww, we know that feeling, Jez!

With that life-affirming moment in mind, Jeremy has his heart set on showing the bookies that beneath the serious egghead exterior is one sexy samba-er!

Additional reporting by Chloe Rest

Strictly Come Dancing official pictures and outfits


Strictly Come Dancing official pictures and outfits

Peter Andre1 of 20

Peter Andre

Kirsty Gallacher2 of 20

Kirsty Gallacher

Ainsley Harriott3 of 20

Ainsley Harriott

Anita Rani4 of 20

Anita Rani

Anthony Ogogo5 of 20

Anthony Ogogo

Carol Kirkwood6 of 20

Carol Kirkwood

Daniel O'Donnell7 of 20

Daniel O'Donnell

Georgia May Foote8 of 20

Georgia May Foote

Helen George9 of 20

Helen George

Iwan Thomas10 of 20

Iwan Thomas

Jamelia11 of 20


Jay McGuinness12 of 20

Jay McGuinness

Jeremy Vine13 of 20

Jeremy Vine

Katie Derham14 of 20

Katie Derham

Kellie Bright15 of 20

Kellie Bright

Bruno and Craig16 of 20

Bruno and Craig

Kristina Rihanoff17 of 20

Kristina Rihanoff

Darcey Bussell and Len Goodman18 of 20

Darcey Bussell and Len Goodman

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly19 of 20

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Peter Andre and the dancing ladies20 of 20

Peter Andre and the dancing ladies

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