Rory Bremner: Strictly is a tough challenge

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Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Impressionist Rory Bremner admits 'Strictly Come Dancing' is a tough ''challenge'' as it's something that is completely different to what he's done before.

Rory Bremner admits 'Strictly Come Dancing' is a tough "challenge".

The impressionist is competing in the latest series of the BBC One show and says he wanted to take part because it's something completely different to what he's done before, and gives him the opportunity to be disciplined.

The comedian - who has battled eating disorders in the past - said: "It's a discipline. You're thinking about what you're eating and when you need to be eating and keeping your blood sugar steady.

"It's a challenge. a tremendous experience and in my mind I have cast it as being the best party on television."

Although his debut on the show went well last week - with he and his partner Erin Boag scoring an impressive 27 out of 40 - Rory's joy was short-lived because he lost his phone soon after with all his congratulatory texts stored on it.

He added in an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "It was awful because the day had gone really well and I was really happy about that. All these texts were coming through every 30 seconds from my friends, and I've lost all of them."

Rory also explained he'd like to perform to classic song 'Let's Face the Music and Dance' because it's very appropriate at the moment.

He said: "That would be in the spirit of things because I think there's something very ironic about that fact that while the world around us is collapsing, we're dancing. But I'm in a happy place.

"It may be a very pressurised production, but as another contestant said to me the other day 'It'll all be over by Christmas, and we'll have had a giggle.' "

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