John Barrowman wants to host 'Strictly Come Dancing'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 November 2010

John Barrowman

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

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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