It has been officially been confirmed that popular Irish country singer Daniel O’Donnell will dance the waltz so to speak on the latest series of BBC’s hit ballroom dancing series Strictly Come
O’Donnell (53) a hit with the ladies both here and aboard confirmed the news that he will indeed be taking part, when he appeared on Steve Wright’s afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 recently. The ever popular crooner O’Donnell told host Steve Wright: “It’s exciting and quite an honour to be asked, because there’s so many people that could be asked. I don’t know if I’m as good as I need to be but I’m going to try. There’s a lot of rehearsals and physical work which I’m not used to.” “I can dance but don’t ask me to be in a certain place at a certain time, this is going to be very hard for me. God help whoever gets me!”
O’Donnell also revealed that he is a huge fan of the show and is avid viewer of the programme. He also told the radio show host that he has been indeed asked to take part in the Christmas special a number of times, but has always regretfully refuse the invitation because he was too busy touring. O’Donnell becomes the eight contestant to bee confirmed to take part in the series, along with star Peter Andre, BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, broadcaster Jeremy Vine, former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote, EastEnders actress Kellie Bright and newsreader Katie Derham.
The new series of Strictly Come Dancing begins on BBC One in September.