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Strictly’s Bill Bailey admits he is ‘surprised’ he’s so good at dancing

‘I can’t quite believe I’m able to do it’: Strictly’s Bill Bailey admits he is ‘surprised’ he’s so good at dancing after struggling to get into it as a child

He’s been wowing Strictly Come Dancing viewers on a weekly basis with his routines alongside dance partner Oti Mabuse.

And Bill Bailey has admitted he’s even surprised himself, as he reflected on his time on the show in an interview with The Guardian‘s G2 Magazine on Thursday. 

Saying he’s felt it was ‘extraordinary’ he’s done so well so far, the comedian, 55, admitted: ‘People would assume I wouldn’t be able to even keep up with the training, but I’ve surprised myself.

‘I can’t quite believe I’m able to do it’: Strictly’s Bill Bailey admitted in an interview on Thursday he is ‘surprised’ he’s so good at dancing after struggling to get into it as a child

‘I do a routine, watch it back and think: what happened there? I can’t quite believe I’m able to do it.’

Looking back at his childhood, Bill explained to the publication that his mother loved ballroom dancing and had him attend a few lessons as a pre-teen.

However things didn’t go well at the time, as Bill claimed: ‘I was a self-conscious 12-year-old boy. I thought: I can’t do this… and then a mere four and a half decades later, here I am!’

Candid: Bill said of his time on the show, 'People would assume I wouldn't be able to even keep up with the training, but I've surprised myself'

Candid: Bill said of his time on the show, ‘People would assume I wouldn’t be able to even keep up with the training, but I’ve surprised myself’

Looking back: Bill's mother loved ballroom dancing and had him attend a few lessons as a pre-teen, however he was too 'self-conscious' at the time, and said he 'thought: I can't do this'

Looking back: Bill’s mother loved ballroom dancing and had him attend a few lessons as a pre-teen, however he was too ‘self-conscious’ at the time, and said he ‘thought: I can’t do this’

Bill scored his first ten from the judges and wowed viewers with his sensational Couple’s Choice routine on Saturday night.

And Bill was still on cloud nine when he dropped by Strictly’s spin off show It Takes Two on Tuesday night.

Appearing alongside his pro partner Oti, the funnyman told host Zoe Ball it was ‘gratifying’ that Strictly fans had realised his potential on the show. 

Impressive: Bill scored his first ten from the judges and wowed viewers with his sensational Couple's Choice routine

Impressive: Bill scored his first ten from the judges and wowed viewers with his sensational Couple’s Choice routine

‘People assumed I would be a comedy addition to the show and I was going to dress up in silly costumes and be no good at it,’ the comedian, 55, pointed out.

‘It’s quite gratifying for people to realise that I am taking this seriously, I am giving it 100 percent because I want to do justice to the dance and Oti’s hard work and also to the show, this is about dance!’

Bill and Oti earned a joint second spot on the leaderboard on Saturday with their hip hop inspired routine to Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang.

The inspired routine was scored a 10 by head judge Shirley Ballas, a nine from Motsi Mabuse’s stand-in Anton DuBeke, and an 8 from the notoriously hard to please Craig Revel-Horwood.

King of pop and lock: Bill dropped by Strictly's spin off show It Takes Two on Tuesday,  and said it was 'gratifying' to do so well after 'people assumed I would be a comedy addition'

King of pop and lock: Bill dropped by Strictly’s spin off show It Takes Two on Tuesday,  and said it was ‘gratifying’ to do so well after ‘people assumed I would be a comedy addition’

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