Following years of significant injuries, Roman Kemp admitted that his prospects of going on Strictly Come Dancing are slim.
The Capital FM DJ, 30, is no stranger to competition, having competed in series 19 of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
While this year’s lineup has been finalised, including Les Dennis, Adam Thomas, and Angela Rippon, Roman has some bad news for those wanting to see him in future seasons.
The presenter claimed he’s had ‘two knee operations’ and suffered with ‘a slipped disc.’
He told OK!: I would almost bet that I would end up getting injured,” he said. “I’ve had two knee operations, and a slipped disc. And I don’t think it’s really built for me.’
This follows the radio personality’s prior insistence that if he signed up for the show, he must be partnered with a male partner–and that person must be Johannes Radebe.
‘The only way I’d do Strictly is if I was teamed up with Johannes [Radebe],’ the Capital Radio DJ told OK!.
‘I think sometimes the show takes away from the skill of the dancers and it becomes like a soap opera of who’s dating who.’
It seems that Roman was referencing to the famed ‘Strictly curse,’ in which celebrities have deserted their real-life relationships in favour of their dance partners after concocting some electrifying energy in rehearsals and on stage.
The presenter would rather focus on the dancing, which is why Roman, who is straight, should be paired with a same-sex partner to avoid any scandalous rumours.
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Paralympic champion Jody Cundy, former British number one tennis player Annabel Croft, BBC Asian Network Breakfast Show anchor Nikita Kanda, and Bad Education actor Layton Williams are also on the Strictly 2023 lineup.
Journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy, comedian Eddie Kadi, Irish TV personality Angela Scanlon, and Love Island star Zara McDermott will join them.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, together with judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Anton Du Beke, will return to host the programme when it returns to television in the autumn.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One and iPlayer later this year.
Source My Celebrity Life.