Dame Darcey backs Prince Harry for Strictly
DARCEY Bussell became a dame today — and took the opportunity to suggest Prince Harry would make a great Strictly Come Dancing contestant.
The ballerina was honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace this morning for her services to dance, following a career spanning 30 years.
The Strictly judge compared the ceremony to getting married and expressed her ‘shock’ at receiving the damehood, before suggesting Harry would be ‘fantastic’ for the BBC dancing competition.
Darcey also revealed she had previously invited the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to sit in the Strictly audience, adding ‘that would be extraordinary’.
Asked what she would recommend for Harry and Meghan Markle’s first dance at their wedding this month, the 49-year-old said: ‘I’d love to know their first dance. I had Abba — Dancing Queen — so I can imagine they would have something fun like that, but gosh, who knows, everybody has different things.
‘I would love to see Harry… I think he would try everything.
‘He’d probably be great on Strictly, wouldn’t he? He would be fantastic,’ she added.
On today’s ceremony, Darcey said: ‘It’s kind of like getting married, and you realise you’re suddenly here and it’s nearly over.
‘It was such a shock, I wasn’t expecting it at all. I’m still supporting the dance world and for me it’s recognition for all the dance institutions I’m involved with.’
Author: Joe Nerssessian