STRICTLY DAN

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY HALINA WATTS Show­biz Ed­i­tor

STRICTLY star Danny John Jules is so hun­gry for the glit­ter­ball he is eat­ing roast lamb for break­fast to power his bid for glory.

The Red Dwarf ac­tor, 58, bagged the first 10 of this se­ries with pro part­ner Amy Dow­den on last week’s show.

And he ad­mits he is now eat­ing a lot more than usual to keep his en­ergy lev­els up after faint­ing in re­hearsals.

Danny said: “Some peo­ple here have lost a stone al­ready but if I lost a stone I wouldn’t be able to do these num­bers. So I am eat­ing.

“For break­fast this morn­ing I had roast lamb, roast pota­toes, cab­bage and car­rots.

“Then I came in and had two sausages and baked beans in the stu­dio. And then lunch, and din­ner.”

The star also ruled out booze as he pre­pared to per­form the Amer­i­can smooth with Amy, 27, fol­low­ing last week’s jive.

He said: “If you do a jive like that at 58 you don’t go out drink­ing.

“You don’t go out par­ty­ing, all you do is eat, stretch and re­hearse.

“Joe Sugg is 24 and even he is not burn­ing the can­dle. That is sui­cide.”

Danny, who most re­cently played po­lice­man Dwayne My­ers in Death in Par­adise, added that he learned to dance in night­clubs.

He said: “That’s where it all started and we didn’t drink then either.” Mean­while, Danny is not the only celebrity us­ing bizarre tac­tics in a bid to win.

Pussy­cat Doll singer Ash­ley Roberts, 37, re­vealed she has “been do­ing mag­ne­sium baths ev­ery night”.

She said: “It’s a sup­ple­ment you put in a warm bath. It goes into my mus­cles and helps with in­flam­ma­tion. You just pour it in and soak it up.

“It’s not re­ally a se­cret, it’s a ne­ces­sity. I do it ev­ery night after train­ing. “It does so much but the main rea­son is it helps keep your mus­cles flex­i­ble so re­duces the chance of in­jury.

“I’ve been tak­ing a sauna as well to help with in­flam­ma­tion, to give my body some good­ness to help me out.

“I need to show it a bit of love be­cause boy, am I pun­ish­ing it right now.”

And Steps star Faye Tozer, 42, has re­vealed that her tricks in­clude bathing in ice.

She said: “I’m do­ing every­thing I can, you’ve got your ice baths, heat packs, cold packs, the lot! I’ve been do­ing a lot of yoga to stretch my­self out a lot, that seems to work.

“I’ve been hav­ing mas­sages and physio ses­sions too.

“You just do as much as you can fit in be­cause you want to stay as fit and healthy as you pos­si­bly can. I don’t want to be forced out by in­jury.” STRICTLY judge Craig Revel Hor­wood worked with Bruno To­nioli for the first time last night since he called him “an­noy­ing at­ten­tion-seeker and a tight­wad”. Craig, 53, was speak­ing at a book launch last week while Bruno, 62, was in Amer­ica.

BOL-ROOM Dan with Amy, Zoe Ball and spag bol

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