Strictly Come Dancing: Brian Conley offers excuse for exit outburst
EJECTED Strictly Come Dancing contestant Brian Conley has revealed his outburst on the show after the verdict was announced was an attempt to lighten the situation.
The comedian denied his remarks about the judges and the show’s toilet facilities were a ‘rant’, saying: ‘I was having a laugh and that is all it was, it was a wonderful time.’
Conley came off second best in the dance-off against TV chef Simon Rimmer at the weekend and said he wanted to cheer up those viewers who might be unhappy about his departure.
‘At the end of the show there was a whole audience there, it was a funeral really and I wanted to diffuse the situation,’ the entertainer said on Lorraine earlier on today.
‘Typical me, I’m an entertainer, I wanted to make people laugh.’
He added: ‘The judges looked so miserable and upset that I said, “I want you all to know I love this man”, talking to Craig, and then Darcey was really emotional and she looked very upset, and I didn’t know what to say.
‘Just to cheer her up, I said, “Darcey, you’re very horny”, and of course everyone laughed and it was a bit of fun.
‘And then I said, “But there is one thing that really upsets me, being on this show, it’s the toilets”, because everyone thought I was going to say something profound.
‘I said “It’s the toilets, they have got to sort them out. Just buy 10 quid’s worth of bleach to get rid of that smell”. And that was that.
‘And then I thanked my brother, because my brother is the floor manager, he’s been there right from the beginning, and I said the wonderful thing about being on this show is that every single person has come up to me and said “I love your brother”, and it meant so much and made me realise how respected and loved he is.’
He added: ‘I’ve taken all this time off so if anyone needs a fete opening, I am available.’
Author: Simon Wilgress-pipe