Alan Carr turns down Strictly same-sex partnership over sensual dancing fears

Alan Carr says he refuses to take part in Strictly Come Dancing despite being asked every year over fears he’d be paired up with a sexy man.

The Chatty Man star joked that he wouldn’t be able to hide his excitement during sensual dances with hunky professional stars like Aljaz Skorjanec and Gorka Marquez.

The 44-year-old comedian and presenter explained on his podcast, Life’s A Beach, that he did not want to compete on the BBC dancing show, as getting that close to a sexy man could mean his performances weren’t suitable for a pre-watershed audience.

Alan, who married long-term partner Paul Drayton in 2018, said: “I get asked to do Strictly every year.

“The show has to move forward and viewers loved last year’s series.”

Show bosses said in a statement that they were delighted when Olympian Nicola asked to be in the show’s first same-sex couple.

They said: “Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and is proud to have featured same-sex dancing amongst the professional dancers in group numbers in previous series.

“We have stated, in the past, that we are open to the prospect of including same-sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers, should the opportunity arise.

“Nicola Adams requested an all-female pairing, which we are happy to facilitate.

“The show is first and foremost about dance, the sex of each partner within a coupling should have no bearing on their routine.”

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