Dancer Neil Jones on same-sex couples on Strictly Come Dancing: “I don’t mind because it’s one of these things. It’s about dance.”

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Last week on Access All Areas, Strictly’s Neil Jones joined hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng to talk about same-sex couples on the BBC One show.

Speaking about the implementation of same-sex couples on the televised dancing competition, the 38-year-old said: “I think it’s one of these things where, for all of us as dancers, we never looked at it as anything different or special. Because through most of my time, like when my sister started dancing, she had a girl partner all of her life, you know? I think she only ever had one male partner.”

He continued: “So, you know, when everybody was talking about it, it was like, ‘Yeah if it happens, it happens. Everyone is fine with it’. If they turn around and say, ‘Neil, we want you to dance with a guy next year.’ Go for it! Like, I don’t mind because it’s one of these things. It’s about dance. And that’s what Katya and Nicola were so good at!”        


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You can listen back to the full show of Access All Areas, also featuring TOWIE’s Ferne McCann and First Dates’ Merlin Griffiths here

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