Shaun Ryder: I wanted to do Strictly Come Dancing but the BBC said no!

Shaun Ryder

Former Happy Mondays front man Shaun Ryder has revealed he had agreed to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing show - but the BBC stopped him from taking part. Speaking after finishing runner up in this year's I'm A Celebrity, Shaun said how the BBC didn't want to risk his foul mouth on primetime TV.

He told The Sun after exiting the jungle at the weekend: "Producers wanted me to do Strictly and I said yes, but the head of the BBC ruled that I couldn't be trusted live on Saturday primetime."

"I have got a naughty mouth but I wouldn't have sworn on the live shows."

Shaun instead took up a part in the rival ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity, where he lost out on being crowned winner on Saturday to former X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon.

Not doing anything to help change the BBC's impression of him, Shaun then told The Sun how he was looking forward to meeting up with Nigel Havers, who quit I'm A Celebrity in the first week. "Nigel is a great bloke," he said. "All this class b*llocks means d**k to me. I have some ridiculous nights planned with Nigel.

"He is a rocker."