Rik Makarem wants to go on Strictly?

'Emmerdale' star Rik Makarem is keen to take part in BBC reality TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing' and has been preparing in case he is asked

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Rik Makarem

Rik Makarem

'Emmerdale''s Rik Makarem wants to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The actor - who plays Gennie's love interest Nikil Sharma on the popular ITV1 soap - has revealed he's been practicing his dance moves in his bedroom in case producers come knocking on his door because he thinks he's a "great mover".

Rik told Inside Soap magazine: "There's been talk about it, and I'd never say never. I always saw myself on 'Strictly' - I've got no qualifications other than the fact that I think, from practicing in my bedroom, that I'm a great mover!

"I'll leave it up to the ladies to decide if I'm right..."

The soap star - who also appeared on sci-fi drama 'Torchwood' in 2009 - also admitted he has ambitions to break the music industry, and is currently working on several tracks.

He said: "I'm writing mainstream material with a couple of different artists. And most recently I've been working on a track that I'm trying to get published in time for the Olympics. Watch this space!"

Rik, 30, added that he would like to see his explosive on-screen relationship with Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) continue to be just as tumultuous. He explained: "I think those two are at their best when there's something wrong and they have some kind of obstacle or hurdle to overcome.

"That's not to say that I want them to be unhappy, but conflict seems to bring out the best in them. And it makes for fun viewing too!"

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