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Watch: Martin Roberts issues Strictly plea
The I’m A Celebrity 2016 star admitted he was annoyed that he hadn’t ‘got the call yet’ to take part on the popular dancing series.
With casting for this year’s competition now underway, Roberts took to Twitter with a video to throw his hat in the ring.
Sitting in his car, Roberts said: "Hey, Martin here, I... need your help. I’m just sitting outside a house filming in Coventry and you know what? I’m a bit cheesed off.
"It’s been a really rough few weeks, and I’ve just heard that Strictly — which is something that I would absolutely love to do — can’t, won’t even, have a phone call with me to see if I might be somebody who might be suitable for Strictly.”
“It is something that I would love to do, and not even offering me the chance to have a quick conversation and point out the fact that I haven’t got many years left in me,” he continued.
“My body is falling apart. The guarantee is falling apart on various bits and pieces, and I am running out of chances to do something that I would love to do, and my daughter would love me to do, and I think I would be really fun at."
The 57-year-old then called on his fans to launch “some kind of campaign” using the hashtag #martin4strictly to get him some kind of attention from the bosses of the show.
“This is probably totally wrong and I shouldn’t be asking, but can we get a groundswell - can anyone be bothered to actually try and do something?” he continued.
“Let’s do a hashtag, and see if we can just at least get me somewhere down the line to have a chance to do this, because loads of people seem to think they’d quite enjoy me on it, and I would certainly love to give it a chance.”
“I’ve got some ghosts to do with dancing which I’ve got to try and exorcise - all will be revealed!” he laughed. “Sorry to ask and all that, but I’m a bit hacked off really!
"So whatever you can do to help and if you happen to be from Strictly, give me a chance, just to at least tell you what I’d like to do, okay? That would be really great.”
Strictly Come Dancing declined to comment when approached by Yahoo UK.
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