Strictly Come Dancing: Jason Donavon is expecting praise from pal Gary Barlow!

Jason Donovan (Strictly Come Dancing 2011)

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jason Donavon has said he's expecting nothing but good words about his dancing skills from pal Gary Barlow, revealing that the Take That star is a fan of sequins himself! Speaking to The Sun, Jason joked Gary will probably avoid telling him the truth about his performances...

Jason said: "I'm very close friends with Gary and our wives are also extremely close," he said. "Gary's a massive fan of Strictly — primarily because he fancies himself in sequins on a regular basis.

"He'll be watching the show and texting me on Saturday night and I'm sure he'll probably avoid telling me the truth about my performance."

And Jason insisted that despite the two working on rival telly shows, he doesn't see them competing against one another.

"I know he's also on TV on Saturday nights but I don't see us as competing. I know who's going to last longer in a competition — and it's probably him."

Strictly Come Dancing 2011 starts tonight on BBC One.

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