Wednesday 7 December 2016

Downton star Bond is a Strictly fan

Published 28/04/2015 | 00:06

Samantha Bond says she would never compete on Strictly Come Dancing
Samantha Bond says she would never compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Downton Abbey star Samantha Bond has revealed that even though she is a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing, she would never compete in it.

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Bond said: "I'm a huge fan of Strictly. What they undertake is colossal. But it would not be a good idea. I'm so competitive, it would be hideously unattractive, plus the middle-aged women get bumped off first."

Bond, speaking to the Radio Times, also revealed who made her star-struck.

She said: "Most recently on Downton, when I met Shirley MacLaine. I'd watched her all my life and all of a sudden here she was in my working environment!

"She was funny and warm.

"I met Lauren Bacall when she came to see me with her son Stephen while I was on Broadway.

"I remember thinking 'Gosh, I'm looking at Humphrey Bogart's son...".

Bond starred as Lady Rosamund, Lord Grantham's sister, on Downton Abbey.

She is to star in a new six-part ITV series titled Home Fires, which is set to be broadcast in mid-May.

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