Chris Hughes wants to do Strictly Come Dancing after turning down Dancing On Ice

Love Island star turned down offer from ITV bosses as he "can't skate"

Chris Hughes

Love Island star Chris Hughes is eager to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing - after rejecting rival show Dancing On Ice.

ITV revived its ice skating contest this year, with Chris’s best pal Kem Cetinay among the line-up for celebrity contestants.

However, Chris himself turned down an offer from show bosses - as he thinks he’d be a disaster on the rink.

Speaking to The Sun at Green Flag’s Mud & Motors event, he said: “They approached me the day that I left Love Island.

“I would rather do something fun. I have tried to ice skate and I can’t ice skate for a start – straight up.

“To be honest with you I wouldn’t have wanted to have done it. I was kind of asked to do it and there were a lot of offers around the time.”

The 25-year-old did appear in the audience to support Kem, who went on to reach the semi-final.

While Dancing On Ice may not appeal to Chris, he does fancy his chances at BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

“I would love to do Strictly, I love the show,” he commented. “I'm not a great dancer, but that is what you train.

“I used to dance the flamenco when I was younger… and on Love Island we did a bit of dancing in the villa at one stage - it was either the Tango or Salsa. I would definitely consider it.”

Chris added that he is “not going in to the jungle” for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Earlier this month, Chris appeared alongside his ex Olivia Attwood in their own ITVBe reality series, Crackin’ On.

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