Strictly Come Dancing celeb Sid Owen has described the show as the best job ever!
The Eastenders star, who achieved a standing ovation after his first performance last weekend, admitting he had been made more determined by doubters.
“Saying I can’t do something is like pressing a button with me — it makes me want to do it all the more to prove the doubters wrong," he told The Sun today. “Even so, I still expect that every time I step on the Strictly dance floor in the weeks ahead, a voice inside my head will say that I can’t do this and that I must be mad for even trying. But the better I get, the easier it will be to shut that voice up.”
Speaking to the newspaper, Sid explained that he hoped to inspire others to take up dancing, or any other new skill.
The actor told the tabloid: “I can honestly say this is best thing I’ve ever done in my career. I’ve never been happier.”
And he continued: “How brilliant that now, aged 40, I’m getting the chance to learn this amazing new skill — even if it means my feet feel like they’re permanently on fire at the moment.
“Wouldn’t it be great if some little lad watches me on the show and decides he doesn’t care whether his mates laugh at him and goes along for lessons?
“I’m having such a great time, I’d love to think that I had inspired someone else to take it up.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues this Saturday night on BBC One, with all of the celebs performing their second dance. The first results show will follow on Sunday, with one celeb getting the boot!