Ashley Taylor Dawson's Strictly schedule worries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 November 2013
Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan

Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan

Ashley Taylor Dawson is concerned he won't be able to keep up with the gruelling 'Strictly Come Dancing' schedule in the coming weeks as well as his 'Hollyoaks' filming commitments

Ashley Taylor Dawson is worried he won't be able to cope with the 'Strictly Come Dancing' schedule if he doesn't get voted off.

The 'Hollyoaks' hunk is concerned he won't be able to juggle his time between rehearsing for the programme and appearing as Darren Osborne in the Channel 4 soap if he remains on the reality show as the stars have to perform two dances a night in the coming weeks.

He said: "I'm worried, I don't know how I'm going to cope.

"It's been mental. We know storylines six months ahead and mine was always going to be pretty strong this year.

"My producer's [Bryan Kirkwood] biggest worry was taking me out of things, especially when my storyline has been going on for a while.

"He was at EastEnders last year when Scott Maslen did it. He said, 'You're going to come to me in two months' time, your eyes will be bleeding, you'll be crying and asking for time off. You won't get it.'

"I was like, 'OK, then.' "

However, the 31-year-old actor - who is partnered by professional dancer Ola Jordan - insists he is going to try to remain in the competition for as long as possible because he will be "absolutely gutted" when it finishes.

He added to SoapSquawk: "I know as soon as it over I'll be absolutely gutted, so I just have to enjoy it while it's here.

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