Lacey Turner TURNED DOWN Strictly but would appear on THIS reality show…


by Emma Dodds |
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EastEnders actress Lacey Turner has revealed that she was approached by Strictly Come Dancing bosses to appear on the show - but turned it down.

Lacey, who has starred as Stacey Slater in EastEnders for nine years on and off since 2014, confessed that she has actually been asked to be a contestant on Strictly, but didn't fancy it.

The 29-year-old, who was speaking to OK! Magazine about her upcoming wedding to fiancé Matt Kay, told the publication all about it.

EastEnders Lacey Turner
Lacey and Matt got engaged last year (Credit: Instagram/ Matt Kay)

Lacey revealed that she actually doesn't like being centre of attention - hence her refusal.

She said: "I have been asked to go on Strictly but I'm rubbish at dancing and I don't really have the guts.

"I'd do it if it wasn't on telly – I just don't like being on TV!"

Er, Lacey - you do know that your actual job REQUIRES you to be on TV four nights a week!?

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But she did add that she loves the show: "I do think it's a great show to do, though, as you learn a new skill."

Her co-star Davood Ghadami is confirmed to appear on this year's show: "I'm so excited for Dav, I think he's going to be amazing. It's a great thing for him to do and he'll love the experience."

Three of Lacey's co-stars are Strictly alumni: "Kellie [Bright], Jake [Wood] and also Matt Di Angelo told me it was such hard work, especially when you're working on EastEnders.

"Maybe one day I'll grow a pair and put the shoes on."

Stacey has starred in the soap since 2004 (Credit: BBC/ EastEnders) ©BBC/ EastEnders

HA. We love your honesty, Lacey.

But the award-winning actress admitted that there IS a show she'd love to do...

She revealed: "I'd like to do I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!"

But there was also a snag with that one, too: "But it's just too far away from home and I'd be so hungry!"

Ahh, a girl after our own heart.

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