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Strictly’s Gleb Savchenko: ‘I refuse to wear pink!’

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He’s a newcomer to Strictly Come Dancing, but it seems handsome professional dancer Gleb Savchenko is already making demands.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 31-year-old Russian hunk has told BBC bosses that he will not wear pink.

Gleb, who’s the professional partner of TV presenter Anita Rani, says: “I’m not being a diva. It’s just that pink doesn’t suit me.

Those pink see-through tight shirts are yuck. I don’t see myself in one. I don’t want to be cheesy.”

Anita, meanwhile, says that getting dolled up for the BBC1 show has gone down well with her husband and family.

“I think they’ve been waiting to see the girly side of me for a long time,” says the Countryfile presenter, 37.

"When I was getting ready to do the cha cha cha I warned my mum that the outfits were going to be revealing.

“She said: ‘Do it, do it! You have the body’.”