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Shaun Ryder: 'I wanted to do Strictly'

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Shaun Ryder has revealed that he was planning to appear on Strictly Come Dancing before I'm A Celebrity.

The Happy Mondays frontman, who finished runner-up in the jungle on Saturday, said that the BBC decided at the last minute to rule him out of the show because of his reputation for bad language.

"Producers wanted me to do Strictly and I said yes, but the head of the BBC ruled that I couldn't be trusted live on Saturday primetime," he told The Sun.

"I have got a naughty mouth but I wouldn't have sworn on the live shows."

Meanwhile, Ryder also claimed that he was planning a reunion with jungle campmate Nigel Havers when he gets back to the UK.

"Nigel is a great bloke," he said. "All this class b*llocks means d**k to me. I have some ridiculous nights planned with Nigel. He is a rocker."

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