Strictly Come Dancing's Judi Love wants her partner to be 'somebody sexy'

By Molly Pike

Judi Love has spoken about taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, and said she wants a "sexy" dancing partner.

The comedian appeared on Channel 4's one-off special episode of The Big Breakfast on Friday alongside AJ Odudu, who is also taking part in Strictly this year.

She said she's not worried about the Strictly curse and even hinted she was looking to find love on the show.

"I love to shake up the hips and wind up my tings on somebody," Judi said. "I'm just here for the experience and the journey, it's gonna be fantastic."

"I'm so excited we get to share the experience together," AJ told her.

AJ's co-host Mo Gilligan said he was going to try and get free tickets and the "whole of South London's gonna be there" in the audience.

"I'm hoping to be partnered with somebody sexy," Judi added.

She went on: "Any one of them that can touch their toes I am good."

AJ told her: "They are all hot and they can all touch their toes!"

Judi said she wants her Strictly Come Dancing partner to be 'somebody sexy' (Channel 4)

When Mo asked her if she was worried about the Strictly curse, Judi said: "I'm focused on taking one of them.

"What I'm saying is I'm focused on taking one of them to the end of the show."

The original Big Breakfast ran from 1992 until 2002 and has been off air for 19 years.

It returned this week as part of Channel 4's special day of programming to celebrate black talent.

Judi also chatted to Nile Rodgers (Channel 4)

Judi also interviewed Nile Rodgers on the show, and got him to confess that he was "down with sucking toes" and loved watching Naked Attraction.

Other celebs in the Strictly 2021 line-up include Olympian Adam Peaty, former EastEnders star Nina Wadia, comedian Robert Webb, BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker and ex-Coronation Street regular Katie McGlynn.

Former rugby player Ugo Monye, actor Greg Wise and EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis are also competing.

Completing the line-up is McFly's Tom Fletcher, Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly Ramsay, Dragons' Den star Sara Davies, CBBC's Rhys Stephenson and Bake Off star John Whaite.

This year John will be make history as part of the first sever male same-sex partnership, following Nicola Adams and Katya Jones' partnership last year.

* Strictly Come Dancing starts on BBC One on September 18


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