He started off as a 50-1 underdog to lift the glitter ball trophy when the BBC show debuted in October.
And it seems Bill Bailey had as little self-confidence as the bookies admitting he had prepared himself to be the “joke” of Strictly Come Dancing.
A few months later, the 55-year-old comedian prepares to make the semi-final on Saturday, with Bill saying it would be “wonderful” to reach the final.
Rank outsider: Bill Bailey had as little confidence in him as the bookies admitting he had prepared to be the “joke” of Strictly Come Dancing
In a new interview, Bill opened up about his surprise at being a natural on the dance floor, adding that he fully expected to be the opposite.
When asked if he thought he would be as good as him, Bill told the Mirror: “Not at all. I really expected not to be able to do it.
“I had the full spectrum of results I had prepared for, from the joke that comes out first, to even worse, falling in the middle of the routine, staggering, knocking over one of their judges. chair, set the studio on fire, overturn a camera, watch the scenery ignite.
To win it: Fast forward a few months and the comedian, 55, prepares to make the final on Saturday, with Bill saying it would be “wonderful” to reach the final
Favorite Never Mind The Buzzcocks has grown week by week, with audiences and judges alike in awe of his dedication, musicality, and overall commitment to improving his dance skills.
Bill is associated with defending champion Oti Mabuse and credited her exemplary teaching as the reason for her impressive performances.
He went on to say that he and the professional dancer, 30, had formed a “great friendship”, adding that his “strict” work ethic was “similar” to his and that is why they get along. so good.
This Saturday, Bill and Oti are set to perform two dances in the show’s semi-final, they go first to Metallica’s Tango to Enter Sandman before facing the Charleston at (Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey of Ottilie Patterson with Chris Barber.
Shock: In a new interview, Bill opened up about his surprise at being a natural on the dance floor, adding that he fully expected to be the opposite.
Expectations: “I had the full range of results I had been prepared for, from being the joke that comes out first, to worse, falling right in the middle of the routine.”
If they survive this week, they reach the coveted Grand Final and have a chance to compete for the Glitterball Trophy.
Discussing the prospect, Bill remarked, “Reaching the final, who knows. It would be wonderful to be able to get that last push.
Bill’s words come after claiming he was so thin he needed a whole new wardrobe and even asked for clothes for Christmas.
Speaking on Wednesday’s edition of Lorraine, he said of his recent weight loss: “I’m going to have to buy some new clothes – it’s on my Christmas list. It’s a great workout.
Hope: Discussing prospect, Bill remarked, “Reaching the final, who knows. It would be wonderful to be able to get that last push ‘
“I’m going to have to buy new clothes”: Bill revealed Wednesday in Lorraine that he lost so much weight on the show that he had to ask for thinner clothes for Christmas
“Most of my clothes don’t close now. I feel [healthier, better]. It is very demanding.
Bill also opened up about his performances throughout his Strictly journey, admitting he didn’t even expect it when he signed up for the show.
“No one is more surprised than me. The music helps to be able to pick the beat, but it really took me by surprise, ”he explained.
“I have a brilliant teacher in Oti, she’s a wonderful dancer, so of course I’m in good hands.
Thoughts: Bill, who has lost a stone and a half since the start of the series, said, “I’m going to have to buy some new clothes – it’s on my Christmas list” (pictured with pro partner Oti Mabuse)