Bill Bailey 'looked like he'd been hit by a tranquilliser' during training

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 December 2020
Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

According to Bill Bailey, he looked like he'd been "hit by a tranquilliser dart" during training for 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Bill Bailey looked like he'd been "hit by a tranquilliser dart" during a 'Strictly Come Dancing' training session.

The 55-year-old comedian has been busily preparing for the 'Strictly' final, but Bill admits the physical demands of the show have taken a toll on his body.

Bill shared: "I did have a bit of a mishap in training the other day. At one point in the routine, I am down on one knee. I am of course wearing a protective kneepad but this doesn’t help with balance.

"I have to get up quickly from a kneeling position. This is not usually a problem in daily life, but this is the final of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. You can’t just get up off the floor, you have to dance up.

"The long days training must have taken it out of me, and the result was, as I started to rise, stylishly, not domestically, my legs just stopped working. I froze in mid-air, and slowly toppled over onto one side. It looked like I’d been hit by a tranquilliser dart, in order to be put on a flatbed truck and moved to a different part of the game reserve.

"Hopefully the legs will have woken up a bit for the big night."

Bill and his partner Oti Mabuse are set to perform a couple's choice routine to the sound of 'Rapper’s Delight' by The Sugarhill Gang.

The comedy star thinks the dance will be the one that will define his 'Strictly' experience.

He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Our first version had fun and a bit of swagger, but we’ve worked on refining some of the moves, sharpening up the steps.

"This routine was such a joy to perform and prompted such a great reaction that, whatever else happens in this competition, I feel that this dance will be the one I remember above all the others."

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