Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Zoe Ball won't show favourtism to her dad!

Johnny Ball (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Johnny Ball has said that he won't be shown any favouritism by telly host daughter Zoe!

Zoe Ball returns next week with Strictly spin-off It Takes Two on BBC Two, which will throughout the week in the build up to the live shows.

But despite her very close relationship to Johnny on the line up, Zoe will at least try to stay neutral!

Speaking to the Metro, Johnny was asked if he would get any preferential treatment, and said: "Absolutely not.

"She didn't know I was doing it until two days before the lineup was announced."

He explained: "They wanted to have a camera there when they told her I was doing it but it never happened. I don't want anyone to have the idea Zoe said, 'Please have my dad', because that didn't happen."

And quizzed on whether Zoe had been giving him any lessons on the dance floor, Johnny added: "Not with the dancing. She's just told me to enjoy it and go with the flow.

"Everyone who's gone on before comes out the other end saying it's a fantastic experience."

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live shows start this Friday on BBC One.

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