Tuesday 28 February 2017

Daniel O'Donnell: 'I've never had a spray tan, but I'll try anything once'

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Daniel O'Donnell has revealed that he is enjoying the whole process of rehearsals and hype surrounding Strictly Come Dancing.

The Donegal native (53) was innocently unaware that he may have to get the tango treatment when he appears on the live shows.

"I have never had a spray tan. Will I have to have spray tans? I suppose I'll try anything once."

"I've worn a few jackets with sequins on them through the years. In moderation, I'm game," he told the Irish Daily Star.

Meanwhile, O'Donnell, Peter Andre and Iwan Thomas have become the unlikely 'three best friends'.

The trio have bonded as they undergo preparations to take part in the popular entertainment show.

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell
Daniel and Majella O’Donnell

Crooner O'Donnell struck a pose with the British singer and the champion sprinter, in a picture posted by his wife Majella on social media.

"Daniel with his new pals @MrPeterAndre & @Iwanrunner at rehearsals for Strictly! His enjoying every minute of it," she wrote.

Daniel O'Donnell
Daniel O'Donnell

Read more: 'I'll miss mum's feedback on Strictly', says Daniel O'Donnell as he prepares to strut his stuff

The launch of Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One at 7.15pm on September 5th, three weeks before the live shows kick off.

Other contestants include Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham and Carol Kirkwood.

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