Tyler West ready to go topless on Strictly Come Dancing

Tyler West thinks it is time to take off his shirt credit:Bang Showbiz
Tyler West thinks it is time to take off his shirt credit:Bang Showbiz

Tyler West thinks it is "time" to go topless on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 26-year-old DJ - who is partnered with Dianne Buswell on the show - teased he is prepared to take off his shirt to win more fans in the competition but admitted he'd also be happy to for more practical reasons.

He told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “I think we are getting closer to getting topless. We are getting there. Maybe it’s time.

“I would do it just because I overheat, so the less the better for me.”

The KISS FM star dismissed speculation he's romancing fellow 'Strictly' star Molly Rainford after they were pictured together last month, insisting he's got no time for dating because of his "intense" training schedule.

He said: "It was just the wrong place to be waiting for our cabs,” he said.

“Mols is wicked, she’s cool. You are having lunch together, training together… it is an intense schedule but there is no romance.

“I have been so focused on myself and dance, I wouldn’t have time to date. If you see my schedule, I don’t even have time to reply to a female even if they did message me. Looking forward to after the show, though. Who knows?”

And Tyler insisted he gets more messages about his quirky torch-collecting hobby than from anyone looking to date him.

He said: “Everyone thinks my DMs are popping off but that’s not the case.

“People are more interested in talking about my torches.”

Away from the show, the only female company Tyler has is his beloved mum Debs, who he moved back in with earlier this year to save money.

He said: "Debs is living her best life on the Strictly journey. She doesn’t want me to move out. Talk about the cost-of-living crisis!

“She has been a rock in my life and on my Strictly journey. She always keeps my feet on the ground.”