Former 'Strictly' judge Darcey Bussell shuts down Piers Morgan in awkward interview moment

Deepika Rajani

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell refused to talk about the new series of the reality show during an interview on live TV.

Bussell appeared on Good Morning Britain via VT from the Royal Hospital Chelsea where she was promoting National Fitness Day.

As she spoke excitedly about her dance work out classes, GMB anchors Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid attempted to change the subject.

Darcey Bussell refused to answer any questions about Strictly Come Dancing (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Having been asked whether she was watching the new series, Bussell managed to avoid the first question by insisting that she was far too busy to watch it.

However, Morgan didn’t give up and asked her what she thought about the ratings slump the show faced following her decision to step down.

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Outrightly refusing to answer the question that had been put to her, Bussell declared: “I’m not here Piers to talk about Strictly I’m here to talk about national fitness day. And being active.”

Darcey told Piers that she didn't want to talk about Strictly (Photo: ITV)

As the interview came to an end, Morgan commented on the response Bussell gave him.

“Wow. Did not want to talk about that. Did not want to go there,” he declared before moving on with the show.

Despite her refusal to talk about the show on air, Bussell sent her well wishes to the Strictly team and new cast via social media.

Ahead of the first live show of the series, the Former Principal of The Royal Ballet said: “Big congratulations to @bbcstrictly on a FAB-U-LOUS first show - it’s going to be a fantastic series.

“Best of luck to all the team, thinking of you all. Dx #keepdancing.”

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Meanwhile, Craig Revel Horwood has revealed that he will step down from Strictly if he’s asked to tone down his comments.

Talking to The Sun, he said: “Every year I get told to tone it down and I don’t listen. Of course I won’t be toning it down this year.

“I’m going to be just like I’ve been for 16 years. I’m not changing for anyone, if that’s the case I’d rather not judge it.

“It will never work, darling, I’ve got too much of a big mouth.”