Rev. Richard Coles trains for Strictly in underwear

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2017
Reverend Richard Coles

Rev. Richard Coles

Rev. Richard Coles has started rehearsing for his 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance in his underwear

Rev. Richard Coles trains for 'Strictly Come Dancing' in his underwear.

The pop star-turned-cleric accidentally forgot his kit one day, so had to strip to his vest and pants, and his performance impressed his professional partner Dianne Buswell so much, she's suggested he make it a regular thing.

Dianne said: "He was as free as a bird and loved it. It was the best he ever danced so I said he can dance like that once a week - but not on TV."

The 27-year-old dancer has forged a great bond with Richard and always enjoys their sessions together.

She said: "I can't stop smiling when I'm dancing with him.

"And his stories are incredible. He's really good friends with Princess Diana's family. He was showing me where he stays when he goes to the house, Princess Diana's old room, and I just think, 'Wow'. "

However, Diane admitted Richard isn't a natural dancer and takes a while to pick up their routines, but she believes he'll be popular with the public.

She told HELLO! magazine: "I wouldn't say he's quick at picking routines up. And it can be a little awkward when he's doing it. But he can count music, which is great. But I think the public will get behind him because he is such a great character - and he's loving it."

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