Davina McCall reveals she WILL take part in Strictly Come Dancing - but on one condition

Davina McCall
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As one of Britain's best-loved TV personalities, Davina McCall is a no-brainer to compete on Strictly Come Dancing.

However, the star has previously shut down any rumours that she might appear on the BBC show. Her reason? Davina reckoned that getting close to the professional dancers would make her then-husband Matthew Robertson 'uncomfortable'.

Speaking to New magazine in January 2017, Davina said: 'Matthew would not like me being with all those sexy men in their tight trousers with their pert bottoms either. Not on your nelly.'

However, Davina and Matthew announced their split in November - and now it seems the TV fave has changed her tune about getting her foxtrot on.

Speaking to The Sun's TV magazine, Davina revealed she WOULD be up for taking part in Strictly - but on one condition.

Davina and Matthew announced their split in November 2017

Davina and Matthew announced their split in November 2017

She said: 'Strictly Come Dancing kept asking me for quite a long time, but I think they have given up asking now.

'I would like to do it, though – just not until all my kids [Holly, 16, Tilly, 14, and Chester, 11] have left home. If Strictly still want me when I’m 60 years old, then I’ll do it.'

So we might have a bit of a wait!

The 40 year old went on to reveal the show she'd love to host.

She said: 'I’m never retiring. You’ll have to prise the microphone out of my dead hand! The one TV programme I would love to present – and I do give Ben Shephard a hard time about this – is Ninja Warrior UK. I just think it’s very me.'

The physical obstacle assault course game show airs on ITV, and is presented by GMB's Ben along with Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes.

Davina is back on our screens next week as host of Channel 4's The £100k Drop.

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Formerly The Million Pound Drop, the show's return has caused outrage due to the main prize falling by a massive £900k.

Speaking about the change, Davina has previously said: 'I was a bit worried about it going from the The Million Pound Drop to The £100K Drop because I thought is it still going to feel like as much money, is it still going to have that excitement?' 

'And it really, really does. When you think about it two and half grand bundles, it's so much money.'

Insisting that the gameshow was 'still the same', she said: 'It still has that same excitement, same thrill.'

The £100k Drop begins on Channel 4, Monday 7th May at 4pm

Stephanie Wood