Judge Rinder to dress as Fred Flintstone for Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2016
Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero

Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero

Judge Rinder has revealed he is to dress up as Fred Flintstone for his routine on this week's Hollywood theme on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Judge Rinder is to dress as Fred Flintstone for his next dance routine on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The TV legal eagle - full name Robert Rinder - is going to don the cartoon caveman's famous orange animal skin loincloth and blue tie for this week's Hollywood theme.

During an interview with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning' he was asked what was next for him on the BBC ballroom show, and he revealed: "I'm going to be dressing as Fred Flintstone."

Rinder also revealed his professional partner Oksana Platero - who only joined 'Strictly' this series - makes him stick to a "brutal" rehearsal schedule.

The qualified criminal law barrister - known for his acerbic tongue on his daytime ITV show - also joked that Oksana is the only person he knows who is stricter than himself.

He said: "Realistically I'm only going to have a day-and-a-half to rehearse and frankly I don't want to get it wrong. I'm terribly nervous but more so, I'm nervous about upsetting my dance partner Oksana Platero.

"She's the only person I've met who is more terrifying than me to be honest with you."

Rinder has received some less than impressed comments from 'Strictly' judge Craig Revel Horwood about his dancing but he insists he isn't going to let his critiques get to him because he just wants to have fun on the dancefloor.

He said: "When they provide really good constructive advice, like Darcey Bussell, that's great. Poor Craig he doesn't like people having fun. It must be hard for him."

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