Gok Wan lined up for I'm A Celeb 2021 AND Strictly – but is too terrified to get on the dancefloor

Gok Wan lined up for I'm A Celeb 2021 AND Strictly – but is too terrified to get on the dancefloor

06/01/2021

GOK Wan has revealed he’s been asked to star on both Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celeb.

The This Morning fashion guru, 46, famous for fronting How To Look Good Naked, said he has been head-hunted by reality bosses.

But he insists that despite his on-screen confidence, he would be a gibbering wreck in the dance show’s ballroom.

Gok said: “I have been asked to do both and, quite often, I’ll see whether I would do it or not.

“Believe it or not, I just don’t have the confidence to do it. I know that I would be terrified before I went onto the dance floor and I just don’t think I’ve got it in me.

“I really enjoy doing my job and I really enjoy being on camera, but I like being on camera with stuff that I know about so I would find it really intimidating.”


I’m A Celeb is expected to return to Australia this year after being switched to Gwrych Castle in Wales due to tough restrictions on international travel.

Gok will have been given the inside track on the show by his best friend, EastEnders star Brian Conley, who was forced to pull out  after just 10 days on medical grounds in 2012.

Talking about their closeness, he said: “On paper we shouldn’t be friends – we couldn’t be more different and we are Yin and Yang.

"But we were in pantomime together seven years ago. He’s one of my closest friends.”


Gok is a huge fan of Strictly and has long campaigned for the show to admit same-sex couples, a move that came last year when boxer Nicola Adams was paired with Katya Jones.

However, there has never been an all-male couple, something many believe will come when the BBC series returns this autumn.

Both the BBC and ITV declined to comment.

Gok Wan is supporting McCain and Family Fund through a new social campaign ‘Teatime Takeover’, as part of their new partnership following a pledge from McCain to help Family Fund achieve its goal of supporting 150,000 families raising disabled or seriously ill children. For more information and to donate, visit www.mccainfamilyfund.co.uk

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