LES Dennis almost revealed he was part of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing cast before it was announced.
The Coronation Street star revealed on Good Morning Britain today that he was the fifteenth candidate but almost revealed it a week ago.
Les, 69, told Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh that he accidentally tweeted a playlist he intended to send to BBC bosses on the programme.
The Apple playlist was entitled “Strictly by Les Dennis”.
He joked that his “fat fingers” were to blame, and realizing his mistake, he was quick to erase it.
“What happened was the Strictly producers asked me to send a playlist of songs you might like,” he told the moderators.
“I’m completely hopeless about social media and all of that so my daughter put this together for me to email to my agent, but I must have made a huge mistake and posted it on Twitter instead have.”
The Good Morning Britain team had indeed spotted the tweet and shared it on screen.
The playlist contained more than 100 songs and was labeled with the letter “V” which is part of a keyboard shortcut to paste something online.
Les said he had planned to slow down after his knee surgery, but when the show bosses’ offer was sent through to him, he said he couldn’t say no.
“I am so excited to be performing this iconic, wonderful show to celebrate my 70th birthday! Throughout my career I have always faced challenges that are outside of my comfort zone and this is the ultimate! I can barely wait for it.”
While most fans loved the idea of Les joining the show, some claimed he had an unfair advantage due to his stage career.
The veteran actor has starred in “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” and “High School Musical,” among others, but says his dancing skills are limited.
He told Ben and Ranvir, “I do these shows, but when it comes to these things, what I do is movement.”
“I do a little bit of soft shoe shuffle with Michael Ball in Hairspray, but when it comes to that… I’m not trained at all, and certainly not when it comes to ballroom dancing and Latin.” I don’t know anything about Cha Cha Cha.” .”
Fans of the show have also mentioned Les’s stage credentials after it was revealed he was the final star of this year’s series.