Jason Donovan's wife against Strictly appearance
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 October 2011
Jason Donovan's wife was opposed to him appearing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' because she is ''protective'' of him
Jason Donovan's wife didn't want him to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The former 'Neighbours' actor - who is partnered with Kristina Rihanoff in the BBC One show - admitted while his spouse is very "protective" of him, he is pleased he went against her decision.
He said: "I actually thought about it for two months before saying yes. My wife didn't want me to go on the show because she is very protective of me and she was worried about how I would come across.
"But I liked the fact it was learning a skill - and I won't lie, doing something like this and being on TV every Saturday night is good."
While Jason admits Kristina - who is dating former contestant Joe Calzaghe - is a "hard taskmaster" with her gruelling training regime, the pair do have "chemistry".
He added in an interview with new! magazine: "She is a hard taskmaster, but we get on well. She has had a challenging few years on the show and I think she is happy that she can paste me into form!
"It's a contact sport and there needs to be chemistry between two people. But as much as I respect her, that is where it begins and ends. I can see why people question everything, you spend hours together, but I am a dad and a family man."