Neil Dudgeon, 59, has opened up about whether he would consider signing up to Strictly Come Dancing in the future. The Midsomer Murders star admitted he has no confidence in his dancing ability and even went as far as saying he would “spoil” the show for “everyone” if he took part.
He explained: “I am a terrible dancer so I might spoil it for everyone. I am really bad at being told what to do or taught to do anything.”
The actor revealed he doesn’t do well when it comes to taking directions.
He added: “I had an awful time learning to drive because when they would say ‘mirror, signal, manoeuvre’ I would think ‘but what happens if I don’t…’ and what happens is I nearly hit a bus.
“Whenever someone tells me to do something in a specific way my instinctive reaction is to think ‘but what if I did it like this…’ I always had a terrible time taking direction in the theatre for this reason.
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Neil Dudgeon in Strictly revelation (Image: GETTY•WENN)
Neil Dudgeon revealed whether he would appear on Strictly (Image: GETTY)
“I would get bored and think ‘Ok, I’m going to do it like this now’ which obviously you cannot do when you are ballroom dancing because you’ve got to rely on your feet.”
“I’d be the worst contestant they’ve ever had,” Neil quipped.
In spite of his insistence that he wouldn’t succeed on Strictly, the DCI John Barnaby star admitted he is an “enormous fan” of the BBC show.
Neil gushed about the series while reflecting on an upcoming episode in the 21st series of Midsomer Murders, where stars from the dance competition made an appearance.
Neil Dudgeon plays DCI John Barnaby in Midsomer Murders (Image: GETTY)
Neil Dudgeon admitted he 'might spoil Strictly for everyone' (Image: