The previous Tottenham Hotspur supervisor stated he determined in opposition to Strictly amid fears he could be the comedy act of the present and “simply somebody to chuckle at”. Describing his audition, he stated: “I stated to the programme I am unable to dance, so that they introduced a dancer spherical for me and she or he was improbable. However after I trod on her toes about 5 instances I realised I wasn’t an excellent dancer.

“So, yeah, I selected the jungle. I see them dancing individuals on there and so they’re improbable. Half of them are doing reveals within the West Finish. What likelihood have I bought?”

He added: “There’s all the time somebody who’s there for enjoyable worth. Ed Balls was nice. When he did the Gangnam Model I liked that. That is all I may have been, somebody to chuckle at. However it wasn’t for me. I thought of it and thought ‘no I am unable to dance’.”

Harry additionally stated that even when he had gone on the present he wouldn’t have been struck by the Strictly curse, as he has not checked out one other lady after 50 years of marriage to spouse Sandra.

He stated: “I really like her a lot, I have been very fortunate. Jamie and Michael my sons say I’ve received the lottery. I feel they’re proper.”

The TV pundit stated he had hardly ever been out of contact with Sandra since they met on the age of 17.

“It will likely be troublesome with out her. However life goes so shortly – this subsequent three or 4 weeks will fly by as a result of it does,” he stated.

At 71 he’s the oldest contestant on the present. However he stated he was match and wholesome and truly “trying ahead to the journey”.

He stated: “You get to my age and also you assume ‘cling on, that is nice’. Hundreds of thousands of individuals at residence would love the chance to do that programme.

“I am not a drinker, I am not a smoker. I benefit from the occasional glass of wine with dinner.

“Your well being is your most necessary factor. With out that, we have got nothing.

“I am in all probability as match as half the individuals stepping into there. I did not all the time dwell in a giant home.

“I used to be introduced up within the East Finish and I’ve in all probability had extra of a lot of these experiences than most of these stepping into.”

Regardless of the consequence, one of many first issues Harry intends to do when he returns is to go to his pal Glenn Hoddle, 61, who’s recovering from a coronary heart assault.

The pair had been collectively when the previous England supervisor collapsed in a TV studio final month. Harry stated: “On the time it did not look good. However he is on the mend, thank God.

“It did not make me have second ideas. Issues occur anyplace. You simply by no means know.”

In the meantime, I am A Movie star presenters Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby have been seen basking within the solar as they start filming for this 12 months’s present.

Common host Ant McPartlin is taking day out from presenting following his divorce and a courtroom look for drink-driving. 

I am A Movie star begins on ITV at 9pm tomorrow.

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