Steve Backshall prefers dogs to women

Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant Steve Backshall has revealed he would rather have a loyal pet dog than a girlfriend.

Steve Backshall would rather have a loyal pet dog to a girlfriend.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant has joked that he would prefer to have some loveable mutts instead of a girlfriend, but admitted that there are two actresses who he might choose over a canine friend.

When asked whether he is more of a cat or dog lover, the 'Deadly 60' star exclaimed: "Dog all the way. I'd rather have a couple of hounds than a girlfriend."

However, the 41-year-old singleton hinted that he does have his eye on two famous women in particular, revealing that 'The Devil Wears Prada' actress Emily Blunt and 'Gone Girl' star Rosamund Pike would be his "dream dinner dates."

When he was later questioned about whether he has any recurring dreams, the pair were once again mentioned, as he quipped: "Mostly Emily Blunt or Rosamund Pike!"

The naturalist and wildlife expert - who received 26 points for his Charleston with Ola Jordan last weekend - also revealed that he once had an unlikely snog with a furry friend.

Far from the stunning stars he dreams about, when asked about his most memorable kiss, he told You magazine: "I had a baby chimp go in for a pash once, does that count?"


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