Strictly Savage: Robbie scared off dance show by lycra loathing
Published 15:49 21/06/11 By MirrorFootball
Robbie Savage says talk of him starring in Strictly Come Dancing is premature - as he hates lycra.
The MirrorFootball columnist is tipped to follow in the dance steps of Peter Schmeichel by appearing in the hit TV show later this year.
But Savage said: "I have heard the rumours though there is nothing to them apart from speculation at the moment.
"My mum Val would be chuffed because it is her favourite show but then there's the fact that I don't look good in lycra.
"After seeing me posing in my pants in the current William Hill ad campaign I think the British public might have suffered enough without having that spoiling their tea on a Saturday night.
"But my mates have told me I would be the first Strictly contestant who would be able to supply his own wardrobe."
Savage is contracted to extend his football broadcasting duties with the BBC next season although bosses are understood to be prepared to accommodate any additional showbiz workload
Others lined up for the show are said to include former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson, Chris Tarrant and Fern Britton.