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Barrowman flattered by 'Strictly' rumours

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John Barrowman

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John Barrowman has claimed that he is flattered by rumours linking him to the hosting job on Strictly Come Dancing.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Torchwood star had been lined up as a future replacement for Bruce Forsyth.

Speaking on This Morning about the claims, he said: "It is all a rumour and I don't have any information more... but I'm flattered. I think that Brucie is a TV icon, we all know him and I grew up with him before I went to the States... and if they were to ask me, and if Bruce were to offer those dancing shoes to me, I would gladly take them. It's an incredible thing.

"I'm telling you the truth, I know nothing about it. But it would be an incredible gig and it's an amazing show."

Of dancing on the upcoming Strictly Christmas special, he said: "After this interview, I'm going to get fitted for costumes - I can't wait! It'll be something understated, plain black, no bling... nothing outrageous, no sequins at all!

"People say to me, 'Well you sing, dance and you act, but I sing, I can act, but I can't really dance'. I'm a mover! This kind of dancing is different from any kind of dancing that I have done. You have to really focus on the steps and the footwork, everything.

"And I don't know who I'm partnered with yet... I'm quite nervous. And I don't know what dance I'm doing yet."

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