Dr Ranj Singh

Strictly is one of those shows that is loved by so many people and it has a special place in everyone’s lives, it IS Saturday night and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it.Dr Ranj Singh
Date: 04.09.2018     Last updated: 04.09.2018 at 00.01

What made you want to take part in Strictly this year?

Gosh - it’s always been a dream. Strictly is one of those shows that is loved by so many people and it has a special place in everyone’s lives, it IS Saturday night and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it.

What are you looking for in a dance partner?

I would say someone who is patient because it takes me time to pick stuff up. Somebody who is direct and is able to be honest with me and just say it like it is because I won’t take it the wrong way. And above all that somebody who’s fun really, who can have a laugh with me.

What will be your biggest challenge during Strictly?

Trying not to get in my own head. I’m a perfectionist and I want to do everything perfectly and it’s good to try and get out of that mind set and think sometimes you just have to be good enough. There’s only a limited time to do this so I’ve just go to lower my expectations a bit.

What are you most nervous about for Strictly?

Two things: going out in week one, I just don’t want that but someone has to but I don’t want to! And falling over… oh and three, splitting my trousers!

You got your first GCSE when you were only eight years old, which proves you’re a quick learner! Will that come in handy when learning the dances?

I am a geek. I like to study and study things until I get it right and I’m hoping that attention to detail in learning will help me pick stuff up but what I’ve learned is that learning movement is totally different to learning information so I don’t know what it’s going to be like, I really don’t.