Danny Mac turned down Strictly Come Dancing 'a few times'

Danny Mac has admitted he's rejected offers to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing' numerous times before but finally accepted the chance earlier this year

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Danny Mac has turned down 'Strictly Come Dancing' "a few times."

The 28-year-old actor is taking part in the current series of the Ballroom and Latin show but he has admitted this year wasn't the first time he was approached by bosses as he's been on the hit list for a few years running.

Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he said: "I've actually turned it ['Strictly Come Dancing'] a few times, I've been so scared of doing it. But I thought it was time to face my fear. So despite my better judgement, I'm going to attempt to be myself on camera while learning to dance wearing blue sequins."

And, although it was only announced he had joined the line up for this year's show a few weeks ago, the handsome star signed the contract quite a while ago.

When asked how long ago he sealed the deal, he said: "Oh, a few months now. It's been a well-kept secret for a long time."

He may be joining a show that is notorious for splitting couples up due to the nature of some of the dances but he's adamant he won't let the programme come between him and his fiancée Carley Stenson, whom he's been dating for five years, despite being paired with glamorous professional Oti Mabuse.

He explained: "I've been fortunate to work with lots of beautiful women, so I'm not nervous about getting close and personal with Oti.

"I want to have that level of attraction, make it intimate. Fortunately my fiancée completely understands because she's an actress too."

Danny met Carley on the set of 'Hollyoaks' back in 2011 - when he joined the Channel 4 soap as the lovable Mark 'Dodger' Savage and she was playing Steph Cunningham - and they finally got engaged in March this year.

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