Shaun Ryder turned down Strictly over swearing habit
30 October 2018 - 9:00 AM

Shaun Ryder turned down Strictly over swearing habit

Share article:

Shaun Ryder turned down "Strictly Come Dancing" because he wouldn't be allowed to swear.

The potty-mouthed Happy Mondays and Black Grape star has revealed he received an offer to compete on the BBC One ballroom and Latin contest, but he opted for "Im A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!" instead as the ITV reality show is past the watershed.

Speaking on Absolute Radio, he said: "I did get asked to do "Strictly", yes, and it was at the same time I got asked to do the Jungle...

"The absolute truth of that is "Strictly" f***** me off and the Jungle had me.

"I don't think they were going to let me go on Saturday night television live on the BBC ... I might have said "F*** off you c**** - who the f*** do you think you are you bunch of t**** talking about me?

Happy Mondays star Bez 'joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up'

Happy Mondays star Bez 'joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up'

15 January 2019 - 10:00 AM

Happy Mondays star Bez 'joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up'

"I might have done that, just might. There might have been a small chance."

The 56-year-old musician previously admitted he would love to return to the jungle if they did an all-stars style show.

Britpop Bargain Hunt ends with cheating claims

Britpop Bargain Hunt ends with cheating claims

18 September 2018 - 11:00 AM

Britpop Bargain Hunt ends with cheating claims

The "Step On" hitmaker won the 10th series of the ITV reality show in 2010 and he would love to go back should the offer come up.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "I get offers for reality television every day. With television I am lucky enough to pick the TV that I want. Game shows or whatever. We did a reality thing not long ago when we went off to the rainforest, which gets classed as a documentary, but for me it was reality television.

"I've got no problem with it if I want to do it and I've got an album coming out that I want to promote.

"If I was asked to go back in the jungle, I'd totally go back. If they every brought that show to a close and said they wanted winners and runners up I would be there."

Shaun was asked to go in "Celebrity Big Brother" the year his bandmate Bez won it in 2005, but he is adamant that he will never enter the famous abode himself.

He said: "Would I do "Big Brother"? No I wouldn't personally do "CBB" because to me it just looks like they get a load of people with mental health issues and throw a shit load of booze in a house and let them all get at it. It's not for me."

Danny Dyer says EastEnders is 'coming out of a tough couple of years'
23 January 2019

Danny Dyer says EastEnders is 'coming out of a tough couple of years'

Danny Dyer says EastEnders is 'coming out of a tough couple of years'
Shirley Ballas wants Cheryl Tweedy on Strictly Come Dancing
23 January 2019

Shirley Ballas wants Cheryl Tweedy on Strictly Come Dancing

Shirley Ballas wants Cheryl Tweedy on Strictly Come Dancing
AJ Pritchard to join Lauren Steadman for 'relaxing' holiday
23 January 2019

AJ Pritchard to join Lauren Steadman for 'relaxing' holiday

AJ Pritchard to join Lauren Steadman for 'relaxing' holiday
Ant and Dec win NTA again
22 January 2019

Ant and Dec win NTA again

Ant and Dec win NTA again
Sherrie Hewson will be available to 'rent' for partying in January
22 January 2019

Sherrie Hewson will be available to 'rent' for partying in January

Sherrie Hewson will be available to 'rent' for partying in January
Michaela Strachan says 'Winterwatch' is 'not Disney'
22 January 2019

Michaela Strachan says 'Winterwatch' is 'not Disney'

Michaela Strachan says 'Winterwatch' is 'not Disney'
Emma Atkins is proud Charity Dingle is inspiring people to come out
22 January 2019

Emma Atkins is proud Charity Dingle is inspiring people to come out

Emma Atkins is proud Charity Dingle is inspiring people to come out
Megan Barton Hanson hospitalised
22 January 2019

Megan Barton Hanson hospitalised

Megan Barton Hanson hospitalised
Tony Audenshaw slept in his car during Surrey trips to avoid hotel costs
22 January 2019

Tony Audenshaw slept in his car during Surrey trips to avoid hotel costs

Tony Audenshaw slept in his car during Surrey trips to avoid hotel costs
Gemma Collins taking social media break
22 January 2019

Gemma Collins taking social media break

Gemma Collins taking social media break
Bros to make surprise NTAs appearance
22 January 2019

Bros to make surprise NTAs appearance

Bros to make surprise NTAs appearance
Freddie Flintoff accidentally stayed at sex hotel
22 January 2019

Freddie Flintoff accidentally stayed at sex hotel

Freddie Flintoff accidentally stayed at sex hotel