Tom Parker reveals he turned down Strictly Come Dancing

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The Wanted star Tom Parker has revealed he's said no to Strictly Come Dancing.

The singer, who made the final of The Jump on Channel 4 last weekend, explained he previously met with Strictly bosses but turned down the chance to appear on the BBC One series.

It's after last year's show was won last year by Tom's bandmate Jay McGuiness, partnered with pro Aliona Vilani.

In a chat with the Radio Times, Tom explained he didn't want to humiliate himself and his girlfriend rather honestly backed the decision.

"I’m literally awful at dancing,” he told the magazine. “I’ve had the meeting before and as much as I’d enjoy the show, I want to go into something knowing that I’d probably be alright at it.

"I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to being good at things.

“My girlfriend is a dancer and she was just like: ‘You should never do that show, ever. You’ve literally got two left feet, you can’t teach you in that amount of time,’”

However a stint in the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here could happen now that Tom is back from the Austrian slopes.

“The jungle maybe… the jungle would be a really good experience as well actually. Who knows? If the right thing comes up then I think I’ll be a lot more open going forward," Tom said.

As for the show's trademark eating challenges, Tom quipped: “I’ve got a really sensitive gag reflex.

“It sounds weird but I really have. That could get in the way, but I think it would probably make funny TV. Me being sick on live TV – that’d be hilarious!"

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