BEN Shephard got a Strictly Come Dancing lesson from former professional Joanne Clifton – after admitting his WIFE doesn’t want him to sign up.
The 44-year-old star was being poached to take part in the next series of the BBC One dance show by his Good Morning Britain co-hosts, Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins, who have both appeared in the past.
Ben flat-out refused to entertain the idea, eventually confessing that wife Annie had made her own feelings clear on the issue.
“It’s my wife!”
Ben has been married to Annie since 2004 and together the pair are mum and dad to 14-year-old Jack and Sam, 12.
Kevin joined the show in 2013 and is still a pro on the series now.
Meanwhile, Joanne signed up in 2014 but left two years later after winning the 2016 series with Ore Oduba.
Speaking about Ben’s reluctance to appear on the show, Susanna told Joanne: “We need to persuade Ben Shephard that he should sign up to Strictly.
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“He loves the pasodoble, can you just throw him some steps?”
Joanne then gave the TV presenter a masterclass in the pasodoble, whizzing him around the GMB studio.
Ben scoffed: “That’s all there is to it! This lot bang on about it like it’s a PHD in physics or something.”
Although he went on to admit that he was “sore” after busting the moves.