Mike Bushell: I am a rank outsider on Strictly
The BBC sports presenter does not fancy his chances.
Mike Bushell has said he is a dad-dancing “rank outsider” on Strictly Come Dancing.
The BBC sports presenter has said he understands why he is the bookies’ favourite to be knocked out of the dance competition first.
Bushell has described himself as an overweight dad in his 50s, but is excited about the challenge of taking part in what he sees as an “extreme sport”.
Speaking at the Strictly launch in London, he said his experience consisted of “dad dancing at weddings and discos, jump up a down to a bit of trance music”.
“I’m going to make up for a lack of technical ability with energy,” he added.
Aw look who’s popped in to settle the pre red carpet nerves. The wonderful @Joe_Sugg soon to be starring in @WaitressMusical @bbcstrictly ready to give it my best “Cotton Eye Joe” pic.twitter.com/J06YJVg3Vw— Mike Bushell (@mikebreakfast) August 26, 2019
“I’m the bookies’ favourite to go out first, but that’s great, because I can’t really go down, I can only go up.
“I’ve made myself a rank outsider as well. I’m a 53-year-old dad dancer.
“Probably slightly overweight. I can totally understand being a rank outsider and favourite to go out first. But who knows?
“Look at Leicester City in the league. Upsets do happen.”