Which former child star has lifted the lid on his time on Strictly Come Dancing?
Aled Jones Strictly sensation reveals all….
Ex Strictly Come Dancing star Aled Jones has told how he sympathises with this year’s celebs as he exclusively reveals he found his 2004 experience terrifying.
The 45-year-old competed in the second series of Strictly Come Dancing but despite finishing in forth place,
Aled, formerly a world famous boy chorister, says he much prefers being a spectator.
‘It’s fun watching Strictly now because I don’t get the sweats or the heart palpitations thinking,
‘God, I’ve now got to go and do a Foxtrot in front of 12 million people.’
Speaking to Woman, Aled said viewers often have no concept of how tough Strictly can be for celebrities.
‘It’s mad because if like me you can’t dance at all, you’re totally out of your comfort zone.
Come Monday morning you’re in that rehearsal room and your partner tells you,
it’s time to learn a dance you’ve never heard of before.
Then on Friday you’ve got to perform it in a dress rehearsal in front of everyone and you’ve only had four days to learn it before you do it on live telly!
It’s crazy but massively exhilarating when it goes to plan and utterly deflating when it doesn’t.’
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Aled also revealed that one of the hardest parts was performing the dance in front of his peers.
He said: ‘I hated the Friday nights when you see everyone’s dances for the first time and you think, ‘Oh my god we haven’t worked hard enough or, I think we’ll be ok.’
And Aled believes the standard of this year’s men is higher than it’s ever been.
‘My god the men now are amazing,’ he says.
‘Danny Mac is fantastic, but I think they all have something to offer and Ed Balls is just hilarious!’
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