Danny John-Jules

I’m a fan of dance full stop. I started dancing in nightclubs and did a few dance classes to be better than the guys in the clubs.Danny John-Jules
Date: 04.09.2018     Last updated: 04.09.2018 at 00.01

Are you a Strictly fan?

I’m a fan of dance full stop. I started dancing in nightclubs and did a few dance classes to be better than the guys in the clubs. A lot of club dancers did that and went on to be professional dancers.

How would you rate your dancing?

When I was in a local drama group in a church hall I was in the world disco dancing championships in the Hammersmith Apollo. That was the only competition I ever did and I came second or third.

Are you nervous about taking part in Strictly?

I’m not really nervous; I don’t have a fear of losing.

How do you feel about being Strictlified? (Hair, make up, costumes, spray tans)

It’s a bit like my career has been in the past really - dressing up, spangly clothes, diamantes, big earrings, and more makeup than Tina Turner.

Who’s the first person you told? How have people reacted?

My other half who was loving it! They watch it with the kids so they’re all over the moon and so is everyone who knows me pretty much.

Who’s on the list to come watch you dance?

Pretty much everyone who knows me thinks they’re on the wish list!