Labour's Diane Abbott reveals she TURNED DOWN a spot on Strictly

Labour's Diane Abbott reveals she TURNED DOWN a spot on Strictly Come Dancing because she 'doesn't have natural rhythm' Diane Abbott has revealed she turned down a spot on Strictly Come Dancing Former shadow home secretary said she did not have the skill to go on the show Ex-Labour MP Jacqui Smith is among the celebrities taking party this year 

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 09:12 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 10:24 BST, 6 September 2020

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Labour's Diane Abbott has revealed she turned down a slot on Strictly Come Dancing because she does not have 'natural rhythm'.

The former shadow home secretary, 66, praised former Cabinet minister Jaqui Smith for taking the plunge and agreeing to appear on the hit show.

But the MP insisted she personally would never want to put her dancing skills to the test before a massive audience.

Asked on Sky News if she had been approached, Ms Abbott said: ‘They have and I turned them down. I couldn’t possibly do it.

Strictly Come Dancing is going ahead this year but with changes to account for the ongoing coronavirus crisis

Strictly Come Dancing is going ahead this year but with changes to account for the ongoing coronavirus crisis

Former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, 66, praised former Cabinet minister Jaqui Smith for taking the plunge and agreeing to appear on the hit show. But the MP insisted she personally would never want to put her dancing skills to the test

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