Strictly Come Dancing
I had an amazing time when I was asked to be a contestant on the first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. I had a wonderful partner Camilla Dallerup, she was very patient with me and we developed a lasting friendship.
I particulary enjoyed the drama of the Tango and they had me dancing to Sex Bomb! My love of the 'Jazz Hands' look made for a few laughs and I got to dance at the fantastic Blackpool Ballroom.
I had not anticipated the level of commitment and fitness that would be required, but the upside was that it made me decide to finally stop smoking after forty odd years and I'm proud to say I've never gone back.