Linda Robson turns down offer to star on Strictly Come Dancing

Published Wednesday, Jul 29 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Linda Robson turned down an offer to compete in Strictly Come Dancing because she didn't want to come across as a "joke".

The Birds Of A Feather actress decided against signing up for the new series over fears she would become a national laughing stock.

Linda Robson at Nicky Clarke's party at his salon in Carlos Place - 27 July 2015.

© Joe Alvarez

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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