Ben Shephard gets Strictly lesson from Joanne Clifton after admitting his WIFE doesn’t want him to sign up

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 admitted his wife doesn’t want him to do Strictly

Ben flat-out refused to entertain the idea, eventually confessing that wife Annie had made her own feelings clear on the issue.

While Susanna told viewers that she and Charlotte had “tried to persuade him”, exasperated Ben interjected: “It’s not me you have to persuade.

“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.

He has been married to wife Annie since 2004
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He danced with Joanne on this morning’s GMB

Later in the programme, Strictly siblings Joanne and Kevin Clifton joined the show to chat about their upcoming tour.

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.

Ben insisted that the moves were easy
The star hinted that he’d be keen to sign up if wife Annie let him

“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.

 

 

 

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