Gyles Brandreth admits why he'll 'never' do 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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RCS Ambassador, Gyles Brandreth makes a speech during a reception for winners of The Queen's Commonwealth Essay competition 2021, hosted by The Duchess of Cornwall at St James's Palace on October 28, 2021 in London, England. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools. It was founded in 1883 by the Royal Commonwealth Society to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people throughout the Commonwealth. A record-breaking 25,648 children entered the competition in 2021 from every Commonwealth region with the competition theme being Community in the Commonwealth. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Gyles Brandreth has no desire to appear on Strictly Come Dancing. (Getty Images)

Gyles Brandreth has said that he will "never" appear on Strictly Come Dancing despite being a fan of the show.

The Celebrity Gogglebox star has said he has been approached to appear on the show several times but has always turned the offers down.

Brandreth, who was previously a Conservative MP, said on Twitter: "Yes, I have been approached about doing #Strictly (and I’m flattered because I love the show), but sadly it’s not for me for this compelling reason: I ain’t got rhythm … I REALLY ain’t got rhythm."

Read more: 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2022: Full celebrity line-up confirmed

Despite his refusal to appear on the dancing competition, Brandreth is no stranger to reality TV, appearing on several seasons of Celebrity Gogglebox alongside the likes of Carol Vorderman, Sheila Hancock and Joanna Lumley.

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Gyles Brandreth, TV and radio personality, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, on October 13, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
Gyles Brandreth, TV and radio personality. (Getty Images)

He has also appeared on Countdown more than 300 times but is best known for his reporting on The One Show and for presenting various documentaries.

The BBC recently unveiled the full line-up for the next season of Strictly Come Dancing.

Among the 15 celebrities are former Arsenal footballer Tony Adams, pop legend Matt Goss, Coronation Street star Kym Marsh and comedian Ellie Taylor.

Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, Loose Women star Kaye Adams and actor Will Mellor will also be putting on their dancing shoes later this year.

Matt Goss has moved back to the UK ahead of the series. (BBC)
Matt Goss has moved back to the UK ahead of the series. (BBC)

The cast is rounded out by Animal Park host Hamza Yassin, comedian Jayde Adams, singer Fleur East, CBBC's Molly Rainford, DJs Tyler West and Richie Anderson and finally Paralympics star Ellie Simmonds.

The 20th season of Strictly Come Dancing is set to premiere on BBC One on 10 September with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returning as hosts.

Judge Bruno Tonioli recently confirmed his permanent departure from the show after missing the last two seasons due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Watch below: The Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up so far