Anyone else feel like there’s a big, glittery Strictly Come Dancing-shaped hole in their lives since Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice lifted the trophy last weekend? Well, there’s not too much longer to wait until we get to watch celebrities prance around the dancefloor again.
The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special will be hitting our screens on Christmas Day, featuring First Dates‘ Fred Sirieix, Jay Blades from The Repair Shop, Mel Giedroyc, Moira Stuart, singer Anne-Marie and Adrian Chiles.
Writing for The Sun, Adrian shed some light into what training for the show has been like, including an embarrassing incident that occurred while practising with professional dancer Jowita Przysta.
While rehearsing their American Smooth to a rendition of ‘White Christmas’ by Otis Redding, the former One Show host let out a rather inelegant fart.
Adrian explained just how the incident occurred: ‘Soon my motivation was as much about being the best I could be for her [Jowita] as avoiding looking a complete clown myself. The following morning we began with the big lift she’d planned for us.
‘Given my significant weight advantage, this was the one bit I was confident about. Such was my enthusiasm, the first time I executed the lift I’m afraid I inadvertently broke wind very loudly. I’d eaten breakfast too quickly.’
Eek. Although, considering how much time Strictly contestants and their pro dancers spend together, we’re sure it’s not the first time an accidental bodily function has let slip in a training room.
So what was Jowita’s reaction? ‘Being a pro, she pretended not to notice,’ Adrian said.
The broadcaster finished his account of Strictly training by writing: ‘As for whether I walk tall off the dance floor or slink off in shame like a wounded silverback, you’ll have to watch.’
You can watch Adrian Chiles compete against the other celebrities for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas trophy on Christmas Day at 5.10pm on BBC One. Let’s hope he didn’t have a big breakfast on performance day!