Jake Canuso wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 January 2015
Jake Canuso

Jake Canuso

Jake Canuso has confessed he would love to star on BBC One show 'Strictly Come Dancing' because he could "learn something"

Jake Canuso wants to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Benidorm' star - who appeared on ITV diving competition 'Splash!' in 2013 - has confessed he would love to compete on the BBC One ballroom dance contest as it would give him the chance to "learn something" and insisted his previous dance experience wouldn't give him an upper hand.

However, the 45-year-old actor - whose new 'Benidorm' co-star Nadia Sawalha is currently appearing on 'Celebrity Big Brother' - admitted he wouldn't be too keen to star on the Channel 5 reality series.

He said: "I've watched a bit of 'Big Brother'... But I can't watch it because of all the horrible stuff that goes on. Would I do it? I prefer to do stuff like Splash! that I did where I learn something. I'd love to do Strictly and people always go that you can't do it because you were a dancer - but that was two hundred and fifty years ago!"

Jake - who has played lothario Matteo Castellanos on the ITV comedy since 2007 - also shared his excitement at Johnny Vegas, who plays Geoff Maltby, returning to the show for the first time since 2009.

He said: "I adore him. He's brilliant."

The star also gushed over cast mate Joan Collins, who stars as Crystal Hennessey-Vas.

He told ITV's 'This Morning': "She is such good fun and she does bring a bit of glamour to the set and she's a great storyteller - there's a lot of juice she likes to tell of!"

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