- Bang Showbiz
- 15 September 2017
Dame Joan Collins thinks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses should ban people over 45 taking part in the show
Dame Joan Collins doesn’t think “anyone over 45 should do” ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
The 84-year-old legendary actress was shocked to hear that more mature people such as Debbie McGee, Ruth Langsford and Reverend Richard Coles had signed up to the current series of the ballroom and latin show because of the pressure it puts on joints.
Speaking on ‘Lorraine’ on Friday (15.09.17), she said: “Two people I know have done it. George Hamilton did the American version, ‘Dancing With The Stars’. And he is STILL limping.”
The ‘This Morning’ host, 57, only started training for the show with her partner Anton du Beke at the beginning of this week but has already suffered a nasty injury while rehearsing.
Taking to her Twitter account, Ruth said in a short video: “I had great fun with Anton but I am aching in places I didn’t know ached.
“I’ve got a big bruise on my ankle but I think I kicked myself. That’s a good trick, isn’t it. So yeah, day 1, hopefully it can only get better, not worse!”
The blonde beauty is also struggling with swollen toes because she’s not used to prancing around in heels all day, but has decided to end every session with an ice bath after hearing that the professional dancers use that trick to cool down their feet.
She said: “So I’m told this is what the pro dancers do when their feet are hot and sore. Iced water for five minutes… it’s so cold but good!”
And, although she’s giving the rehearsals her all, her husband Eamonn Holmes doesn’t think she’s got what it takes to win the show.
He said: “She’s not going to win it, absolutely not, so save your money, folks.
“But you know what, it’s a great thing that programme means so much to people.”
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