Rebecca Adlington wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 April 2013
Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington

Retired Olympian Rebecca Adlington is keen to appear on this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' after hanging up her goggles earlier this year, but insists she is a hopeless dancer

Rebecca Adlington wants to star in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The retired swimmer - who won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - is desperate to take part in the BBC One reality show after hanging up her goggles earlier this year, but she doesn't expect to do very well on the programme because she dances "like a mum".

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'd definitely love to do it, oh my God. I'd be rubbish though - I can't dance! I don't want people to get the impression that I can because I really can't but I think it looks so much fun doesn't it?

"It's nice to do something where you can learn something new, without a doubt. But I can't dance now, everyone takes the mickey out of how I dance because I dance like a mum."

The 24-year-old sportswoman is aiming to follow in the footsteps of fellow Olympian Louis Smith, who won the Glitterball Trophy on the show last year, and she knew he already hand both hands on the silverware from the moment he recreated the iconic lift from 1987 musical movie 'Dirty Dancing' in the final.

She added: "Louis was amazing, absolutely amazing. He won me over as soon as he did the 'Dirty Dancing' dance, because 'Dirty Dancing' is my favourite film. As soon as he did that I was like, 'Louis, you've got it in the bag. You don't even have to turn up. You've won this.' "

Rebecca is encouraging the nation to eat healthily by taking the Quorn Make One Change Challenge. To find out how Quorn can help reduce calories and fat in some of your favourite meals, visit

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