Tom Hiddleston may be a Shakespearean actor with his own Marvel Cinematic Universe show, but the Loki Star has also admitted to being a Be sure to come dance Great fan.
The British actor, who is known for showing off his own dance moves on set, spoke about his “love” for the BBC competition series during a recent visit to Radio 2.
Published on The Zoe Ball Breakfast show On Monday (November 20), Hiddleston explained that he had not yet seen this weekend’s (November 18) Blackpool spectacle. The episode saw Strictly Moving north for the week, Angela Rippon faced the dance-off and was eliminated from the show.
Of that series, Hiddleston said, “It’s been difficult to determine who will make it all the way this year, and Ball agreed, “It really is! There are so many good ones.”
Ball then asked Hiddleston to name his favorites. He emphasized that he “didn’t know anything about ballroom dancing” and that his dance experience came from his “wasted youth in the 1990s”, initially citing the former Coronation Street Star Ellie Leach.
“I think Ellie has perhaps improved the most. She’s extraordinary, pretty amazing,” Hiddleston said, and Ball agreed: “There’s something special about this partnership. Vito [Coppola]I adore.”
The night manager Star then listed musical theater actors Layton Williams and Nigel Harman, noting that they had shown strong dancing skills from the start of the series.
“It’s really interesting because obviously Layton and Nigel came out of the starting blocks very quickly and were very impressive. It was like, “Wow, these guys can dance.”
“But I think the judges may have been a little harder on them because it’s more about the technique, about the ballroom. Maybe you have rhythm, but that’s a ballroom thing. Which I respect – I don’t know anything about it.”
Only six pairs are left Strictly 2023, with Leach and Williams topping the leaderboard last week with 39 points each. No pair have achieved a perfect 40 so far this year, with Craig Revel Horwood refusing to get out his 10 paddle.
According to bookmakers, Leach is the favorite to win the show, having risen up the rankings since week one and has now been in the top two of the rankings for five weeks in a row.
Coral has odds of winning at 4/11, followed by Harman at 8/1 and Williams at 16/1. Many viewers argued that Harman and Williams had an advantage in the show because of their experience in musical theater. Harman is an Olivier Award winner and created the role of Lord Farquaad in the West End production of Shrek the musicalwhile Williams played the lead role Billy Elliot as a child and played the main role Everyone is talking about Jamie.
On Saturday (November 25th) all six couples dance again before Musicals Week takes place the following week. The Strictly The final will take place on December 16 this year, with only three couples competing for the Glitterball Trophy instead of the usual four after Amanda Abbington left the series.
Be sure to come dance Continues Saturday November 25th at 7.30pm on BBC One.