Hugh Grant no longer hates dancing: "I get it now"

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Hugh Grant famously dreaded having to dance during that now-legendary scene in Love Actually - but times have certainly changed.

Anyone who's ever seen Hugh strutting his stuff all over No.10 Downing Street in the Richard Curtis classic can attest to how impressive the 57-year-old is when he's cutting loose.

Yet, in an interview on The Graham Norton Show, Hugh spoke about how it took him many years to feel comfortable enough to let his freak flag fly in front of the world.

"I've changed," he admitted. "I was reluctant to dance in the original Love Actually, but now I find that I like to express myself through movement.

"I find in old age that it brings something out in me. There's something lovely about it and I get it now."

These days, Hugh is embracing his inner-dancer in Red Nose Day's Love Actually sequel, Paddington 2 and he's even learned to rumba, cha-cha and two-step in his private life.

"If I'm having a miserable afternoon I like to put on Gypsy Kings and do a bit of dancing," he told Graham Norton. "But what I find is no one wants to dance with me. I beg my children to and they run away in tears!"

Hugh, put the Gypsy Kings on shuffle because we're coming over to dance!

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Children in Need will preempt The Graham Norton Show next week, but the chatshow continues two weeks from tonight on Friday, November 24 with a Daddy's Home 2 special featuring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow and music from Kesha.

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