Melvin Odoom has high hopes for Strictly Come Dancing's 'curse'

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Melvin Odoom is hoping that Strictly Come Dancing's supposed curse will work in his favour.

Strictly has become known for forming and breaking relationships between its pro dancers and celeb contestants, sometimes not for the best.

But for Melvin, a relationship with one of Strictly's glamorous performers sounds like heaven.

“All the dancers are amazing and I’m a single guy,” he told the Daily Mirror this week after signing up for the show.

Former Xtra Factor host Melvin added: “If a hot, good looking professional dancer falls in love with me, I can’t stop that from happening. You can’t hold back love."

However he fears his height could get in the way, admitting: "I want to be able to lift up the young lady, so I need someone on par with me.

“I was thinking of getting some platform shoes and putting an insole inside it. But I want it to be as natural and organic as possible - I don’t want anything hindering my movements because the hips cannot lie.”

The TV presenter and Kiss FM Dj went on to reveal: "I’ve been in the gym nonstop. I went on a 10k run this week, and I did yoga. [...] I want to make sure my body is ready for what’s about to happen. Mainly because I’m going to be in spandex, and I want to give the viewers a treat.

“I want to be like a young Idris Elba by the end of the show.”

Strictly is back next month on BBC One.

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