The Birds Of A Feather actress decided against signing up for the new series over fears she would become a national laughing stock.
Linda said she "could not remember the routine" she had to perform for Let's Dance for Sport Relief in 2010, and wouldn't want a repeat performance of that.
She told the Daily Star: "I would be the joke one if I went on the show and I don't want that. I don't mind people laughing with me but my kids would be traumantised.
One person who Linda reckons would be suited to Strictly, however, is her BOAF co-star Lesley Joseph.
"Lesley would be good," said Linda. "She would be fantastic."
The new series of Strictly is expected to hit our screens next month.
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