"I'd love another tan(go) at
Strictly" says Daniel
COUNTRY star Daniel
O'Donnell has revealed he would love to be part of
Strictly Come Dancing again despite the stage fright
he suffered on last yearís show.
The Donegal singer (54) watched the recent launch
show for the new series and said he could barely
believe he was one of last year's 15 competitors.
"I still canít believe that I got to be part of it
last year. It sure is something Iíll never forget. I
never thought I would say it, but even with the
nerves, part of me would love to be back starting it
all over again," he said.
Daniel was the last celebrity partner of Strictly
Come Dancing stalwart Kristina Rihanoff who has quit
the hit BBC show after eight years.
Daniel O'Donnell and his dance
partner Kristina Rihanoff. Photo: BBC Strictly Come
She and the Donegal
crooner, who tackled a waltz, foxtrot and jive on
the live shows, were the third couple to be voted
off last time.
Daniel later admitted he was blindsided by
performance anxiety that he had never before
experienced in his 30-year career.
He said that, at times, he feared his legs would
buckle under him and that his mind often went blank.
But he has been bringing some of what he learned on
Strictly to the stage during his recent comeback
Meanwhile, he sent good wishes to this year's
contestants including Wicklow-born TV star Laura
"I know exactly how they are feeling," he told fans
via his personal website. "Great memories of all the
lovely friends I made during my Strictly experience.
Good luck to them all."