Strictly Speedo-wearing Scott Maslen

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 October 2010
Scott Maslen

Scott Maslen

'EastEnders' actor Scott Maslen admits he plans to wear a tiny pair of Speedos to gain extra votes while he competes in 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Scott Maslen plans to wear a tiny pair of Speedos to gain extra votes on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'EastEnders' actor - who portrays hunky Jack Branning in the BBC One soap - admits he plans to strip off during one week on the show to make his fans go "weak at the knees".

He said: "I've got a little Speedo number on the show - I'm sure it's going to make my female fans weak at the knees. I won't wax, but I will trim - I have to tame the beast!"

The 39-year-old star has been paired with pretty Australian dancer Natalie Lowe in the show.

However, Scott admits her "high standards" mean he is being pushed to the limit in training.

He explained to Closer magazine: "I've nicknamed her The Military Dictator. But that's what I need. She shows me exactly what she wants and she's got very high standards. Natalie's phenomenal, awesome and stunning. I try to copy what she does but I can't quite pull off her graceful moves. I hate looking at myself in the big mirrors - I was doing the salsa a few days ago and I looked so ridiculous. But once you start getting it, you feel like screaming: 'Woo-hoo!' "

Despite being awe of Natalie's moves, Scott - who has son Benjamin, nine, and daughter Lily Rose, five, with his wife Estelle Rubio - admits his spouse needn't be concerned about him spending so much time with his dance partner.

He added: "I'm lucky I already have a very beautiful wife, so she doesn't have to worry about me flirting with Natalie. She came to my house recently and met my whole family. I didn't go into the job to meet someone and have an affair - I went on to learn to dance. Affairs do happen though, obviously."

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