Louise Redknapp's husband is 'mortified' about Strictly Come Dancing signing
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 August 2016
Louise Redknapp has been confirmed for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' but she has admitted her husband Jamie is "mortified" about it
Louise Redknapp's husband Jamie is "mortified" she's agreed to take part in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 41-year-old television personality has become the latest celebrity confirmed to hit the dance floor for the forthcoming series of the Ballroom and Latin show but she has admitted her retired footballer spouse is so embarrassed about it.
Speaking on BBC's Radio Two's 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon' on Monday (15.08.16), Louise said: "I've always loved the programme, it's great family viewing. I never thought I'd do it, I'm not sure how I'm here...
"My husband is laughing at me he's mortified. He's like, 'Whoever you get as a partner I feel sorry for them.' When I met Jamie I was out there in music singing and dancing, so I'm hoping he's just going to be proud.
" I just don't want to embarrass myself and my family. I've just got to get out there and do my best and I'm hoping he'll be proud. "
And, although she's got plenty of experience under her belt, the blonde beauty is worried about having to learn the routines.
She explained: "I went to stage school I did tap and ballet until I was 16, and then I went into Eternal where we did lots of hand clapping and lots of running man.
"And you don't really have to remember the whole routine because if you forget something you can walk off and be like 'come on cheer'. I've not been in a dance studio since I recorded 'Naked' 20 years ago."
Louise is the second female to be confirmed for this year's series after Laura Whitmore was announced last week.
Ed Balls, Melvin Odoom and Will Young are also set to grace the dance floor later this year in the hope of lifting the glitterball trophy, while the rest of the line-up will be announced in due course.