Noel Edmonds claims he has been repeatedly invited to take part in Strictly, but has declined so as not to upset his wife.
Noel's wife Liz used to be a dancer, and had offered to help him train, but he told The Sun he's still not interested: "I said [to Liz], ‘Do you really want to see me spending eight hours a day for four months draped over some half-naked woman?’And she had a think about it and went, ‘Hmm . . . I can see your point!’”
I'm not sure what to make of this comment. Is it just an excuse not to do it? Does he think it would be embarrassing for her to see him in this way? Or can he not trust himself with the gorgeous professionals, which would make him a bit pervy? Or does he think that he is so irresistible, that the 'Strictly curse' would take over and it would be the end of their relationship?
It doesn't have to be weird. Ed Balls was totally classy throughout. There was nothing seedy about his relationship with Katya.
Perhaps it says more about Noel than about the show... Frankly, I think we can live without his participation.