Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen won't do Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 February 2015
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen claims he'll never take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' because he doesn't want to dance with someone he "doesn't love"

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will never go on 'Strictly Come Dancing' because he doesn't want to dance with anyone other than his wife.

The 49-year-old television personality and homestyle consultant claims learning to dance is too "personal" of an experience to share with someone he "barely" knows and therefore he has no plans to take part in the BBC One celebrity dance contest.

Quizzed on whether he'd ever be persuaded by offers of reality TV, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don't get excited about the idea of doing those shows unless it's a completely new idea and certainly something like 'Strictly' - I don't really want to be dancing with someone that I don't love. I think it's a very personal experience."

The former 'Changing Rooms' presenter - who has children Cecile and Hermione with wife Jackie - went on to reveal he isn't much of a dancer and usually turns to Dutch courage before taking to the dancefloor.

He added: "I'm very bad at dancing, certainly after half a bottle of gin I'll give it a go but I'm not going to do it with someone that I barely know."

Meanwhile, Laurence - who took part in ITV dance contest 'Stepping Out' with wife Jackie two years ago - insists he's too busy running his businesses and working on other projects to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

He added: "As for all the others, they're interesting but the thing is ... They're quite interesting celebrity devices for sorting out the wheat from the chaff really.

"I'm kind of a bit too busy. I couldn't really take three weeks out to go into the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house ... I've kind of got a day job and quite a demanding day job so there's no real need for those."

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is the interiors expert at this year's Ideal Home Show, returning to their original venue, Olympia London on March 20, 2015. For tickets visit or call 08448586763

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