Ashley Taylor Dawson didn't want to do 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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Ashley Taylor Dawson

Ashley Taylor Dawson on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Ashley Taylor Dawson has confessed he never wanted to do reality TV and didn't want to do 'Strictly Come Dancing' because the idea of it "scared the hell" out of him.

Ashley Taylor Dawson didn't want to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Hollyoaks' actor came in fifth place when he took part in the BBC One celebrity dance contest last year but he's revealed he never planned to take part in any reality TV because the idea "scared the hell" out of him.

Quizzed on whether he would do anymore reality shows, he told BANG Showbiz: "Never say never. I mean, I never wanted to do any reality, it's something I was scared of, to be fair.

"When Strictly rang me it was like, 'Wow, they're ringing me'. It was an honour to be asked and sort of a no brainer to do it but it scared the hell out of me. I didn't want to do it.

"It was a long running joke in my family about doing it. But I thought that with the kids and everything, you've got to do these things and I don't regret one minute of it."

He added: "I just wish the circumstances were different, i.e. Having sleep, not having a baby, not being in work full time."

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old hunk wishes this years' contestants - who include 'MasterChef' judge Gregg Wallace, former 'Xtra Factor' presenter Caroline Flack and ex-rugby pro Thom Evans - good luck, but refused to comment on who he thinks will take home the coveted glitterball trophy.

Ashley said: "There are a lot of contestants I don't think will win it. I will never say. I'd say there's three people I think will be in the final ... It's going to be fun. I can watch it this year with a whole new understanding of the show. I just say good luck to them all."

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