Strictly Come Dancing 'harder than footie' says Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage (Strictly Come Dancing 2011)

Strictly Come Dancing 2011 contestant Robbie Savage has said that learning to dancer is harder than football, saying he has nowhere to hide when out on the dance floor. Speaking to The Sun, Robbie also complained about the amount of commitment and work the show required.

"With football you train an hour a day and can go into a corner of the pitch and hide but with this you can't hide," he explained. "My wife has been very supportive. It's been very hard for her. You don't realise how demanding this show is. This is not my lifestyle. I am not a celebrity. I don't live my life like this.

"I'm away in London, I'm going to showbiz parties. It's not me.

"It's not the life I envisaged for myself. When you finish football and you haven't got a job to go to there's no real support for you and you don't know what to do."

And [tag]Robbie Savage[/tag] admitted he would have had second thoughts about taking part in the show if he knew what he was getting himself into.

"With Strictly there's a contract with a minimum hours of training but to do that you think, 'Oh it's just a bit of training and then I'll dance on a Saturday'. But it's not. We are doing eight hours a day," he said.

"I don't know if I would have signed up if I'd realised that."

Strictly Come Dancing stars on Friday.

Copyright: BBC

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