Lisa Riley: 'Strictly Come Dancing' was better than sex

Actress Lisa Riley says being on 'Strictly Come Dancing' was better than sex, and despite being voted off, she's proud to have represented plus-size women

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Lisa Riley

Lisa Riley says being on 'Strictly Come Dancing' was better than sex.

The former 'Emmerdale' actress - who was voted off the BBC dancing competition at the semi-final stage last night (16.12.12) - gained a new-found confidence after going from a size 26 to an 18 because of the challenging dance routines, but admits she hasn't had time for love.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "Dancing has been better than sex for me. It's had to be. I'm too busy for anything else at the moment.

"We've been dancing 11-hour days then having physio - we're so busy."

Although she was voted off the programme, Lisa, 36, added she feels a sense of accomplishment for "giving a voice" to plus-size women.

She said: "I was devastated to leave. Never before on 'Strictly' had the entire gallery been in tears. Everyone knows I wear my heart on my sleeve. I did cry but I'm not sad. I've had the best outcome in the world.

"The main reason is that I've given big girls a voice for the first time ever - we're not unfit. I rode that staircase faster than my dance partner Robin Windsor did. Big girls don't just eat curry."

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