Sir Patrick Stewart has always wanted to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed he's always wanted to compete in Strictly Come Dancing

The actor, famous for his roles in sci-fi classics such as Star Trek and X-Men, feels it's now "too late" to have a go.

In a chat with the Metro newspaper, the 75-year-old confessed to being a fan of the series and said: "I would've done it in the first few years but it's too late now."

Sir Patrick went on to say he also wanted to appear on BBC Two's short lived celebrity talent show Maestro.

The series, hosted by Clive Anderson, only lasted a year in 2008 and saw celebrities learning how to conduct an orchestra.

"I really wanted to do the second season of conducting competition Maestro - the one that Sue Perkins won," he said.

"I had all my advisors lined up, like André Previn, and then they cancelled the show."

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