‘Si­mon and I will have a waltz af­ter a few tequi­las!’

Closer (UK) - - Interviews -

His Blue band­mate Si­mon Webbe danced his way to the Strictly fi­nal in 2014 – and now Lee Ryan says that he will be sup­port­ing him all the way, and has even tried to teach him some dance moves! Lee, 35, says, “Si­mon and I were out the other night and we had one too many tequi­las. He thought that was a good time to show me how to do the waltz. We were waltz­ing around the dance floor, but it didn’t really go down well – every­one else was jam­ming to R&B! Other than that, the main advice Si­mon’s given me is to just have fun and en­joy my­self.”

Lee – who will be tak­ing to the dance floor with Nadiya By­chkova – adds that his Blue band­mates – which also in­clude Dun­can James and Antony Costa – are ec­static he’s on the show, and his big­gest sup­port­ers. “Si­mon did so well when he was on the show, but there’s no pres­sure for me to beat him or any­thing,” says Lee. “I’m happy to just be on the show – I’m not even think­ing about win­ning! The boys are all so sup­port­ive. There’s no com­pet­i­tive­ness be­tween us, we’re all as tight as broth­ers.”

But Lee says his 11-year-old daugh­ter Blue­bell (with ex Jes­sica Keevil) is more ex­cited that Youtube sen­sa­tion Joe Suggs will be tak­ing part. Lee adds, “My lit­tle girl was more ex­cited that Joe was on the show. When I told her, she went, ‘Oh my God, Joe Suggs is on the show! You’re go­ing to em­bar­rass me!’ And when I got him to Face­time her at re­hearsals, she was so ex­cited. She even said she was go­ing to vote for him, and not me!”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.