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

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 December 2012
Lisa Riley

Lisa Riley

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

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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