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Anita Dobson admits she is consumed by 'Strictly'

File photo dated 07/11/04 of Brian May and his wife Anita Dobson. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 25, 2011. Queen rocker Brian May has been shocked to see his wife become all-consumed by her passion for the ballroom, the Strictly Come Dancing star has revealed. Former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson, 62, said the TV show had become 'my life'. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
File photo dated 07/11/04 of Brian May and his wife Anita Dobson. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 25, 2011. Queen rocker Brian May has been shocked to see his wife become all-consumed by her passion for the ballroom, the Strictly Come Dancing star has revealed. Former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson, 62, said the TV show had become 'my life'. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Embargoed to 2015 Saturday October 15For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. Robin Windsor (left) and Anita Dobson during dress rehearsals for the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 15, 2011. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

Queen rocker Brian May has been shocked to see his wife become all-consumed by her passion for the ballroom, the Strictly Come Dancing star has revealed.





Former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson, 62, said the TV show had become "my life".



She told TV Times magazine: "Brian's a very kind, gentle and supportive man.



"He knows how much this means to me so he's giving me 100%, but he's quite shocked at the way it's taken over me.



"I eat, sleep and drink it. It's my life. He said he's never seen me like this.



"It's true, I don't think anything else has ever brought me such joy. It's a complete revelation."



Dobson, who turned down requests to appear in previous series because she feared humiliating herself, said the experience had been "liberating".



She said she will be pursuing her new-found hobby after her time ends on the BBC1 show, but not with the Queen guitarist.



"Brian's not a dancer ... I'm going to have to find myself someone else to dance with, I fear," she said.



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