Mum’s got goal for Joel

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I’M A Celebrity run­ner-up Joel Dom­mett says his mum won’t be proud of him un­til he gets on Strictly Come Danc­ing.

The pop­u­lar comic is cur­rently in the mid­dle of a 130-date stand-up tour.

His new TV se­ries launched last week and he has just signed a ma­jor book deal to be re­leased in 2018. But Joel, 32, joked: “If I don’t get on Strictly at some point in my life my mum would be very dis­ap­pointed in me.

“I can sell out a tour, travel the world in my own TV se­ries, hang out in the Aus­tralian jun­gle with Carol Vor­der­man and Larry Lamb…

“But the only thing that my mum would take no­tice of and make her proud is be­ing on Strictly.

“She’s al­ways bring­ing it up, ca­su­ally drop­ping it into con­ver­sa­tion.”

Joel fin­ished sec­ond on last year’s I’m A Celeb, nar­rowly los­ing out to Gog­gle­box star Scar­lett Mof­fatt. Putting him­self for­ward for next year’s Strictly he said: “It’s an amaz­ing show so of course I would be up for it.

“I would love to learn to dance as I’m pretty bad, plus it would keep my mummy happy.”

Joel’s new TV se­ries, Joel and Nish vs the World, goes out to­mor­row at 9pm on Com­edy Cen­tral UK.

DANCE HOPE: Joel

■ ‘DON’T JUDGE ME’: Jon­nie with Oti last night. Right, at athletics

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