Paul Gascoigne wants to do Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 October 2011
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne wants to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing' after winning his battle against alcohol addiction

Paul Gascoigne wants to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 44-year-old former footballer would love to compete in the celebrity dance contest and says he is fitter than ever after winning his battle against alcohol addiction.

He said: "I'd love to do it. I'm up for any challenge now - and I think I would win hands down.

"I'm skilful at anything. I would take it full-on just like my football. It would be a piece of p**s."

Paul admits he is not a natural on the dancefloor but is willing to give it a go and says people's doubts about his abilities would only spur him on to do better.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I could dance when I was drunk. But I wasn't one of those who went to nightclubs and wanted to dance.

"However, if people say I can't do something, I try to prove them wrong."

The former sportsman is enjoying watching this year's contest and is backing his friend Robbie Savage to scoop the crown.

He said: "He's doing really well. He's an ex-footballer and good on him."

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