John Barrowman wants to host 'Strictly Come Dancing'

TV star John Barrowman has confessed he would love to host BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' when current presenter Bruce Forsyth retires

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John Barrowman

John Barrowman is keen to host 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Torchwood' actor - who has already signed up to star in the Christmas special of the BBC One dance contest - has admitted he would jump at the chance to front the show when veteran TV host Bruce Forsyth eventually decides to retire.

John said: "Brucie is a TV icon, we all know him and I grew up with him before I went to the states. If he were to offer those dancing shoes to me, I would gladly take them. It would be an incredible gig."

In the meantime, the dashing star - who has appeared in a string of West End musicals - has confessed while he is nervous about appearing in the one-off 'Strictly...' episode as a dancer, he can't wait to don the flamboyant costumes associated with the show.

He told ITV1's 'This Morning': "After this interview, I'm going to get fitted for costumes - I can't wait! People say to me well you sing, dance and you act, but I sing, I can act, but I can't really dance. I'm a mover! This kind of dancing is different from any kind of dancing that I have done. You have to really focus on the steps and the footwork, everything.

"But I don't know who I'm partnered with yet. I'm quite nervous. And I don't know what dance I'm doing yet."

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