Les Dennis has acknowledged that following his first Strictly Come Dancing practices, he found it difficult to get out of bed.
The 69-year-old actor, who had knee replacement surgery two years ago, had a difficult start to his time training for the BBC dancing competition.
As they say, it’s all in the hips, but Les has been experiencing trouble with “hip action” and has become uneasy after attempting to lift himself out from beneath the covers.
“Our opening dance has a little bit of hip movement; we performed it yesterday, but today I was unable to stand up,” he said.
But during the past few weeks, I’ve become more physically fit. It’s a really difficult task.
I made sure to get my steps in because I recently had a new knee and am unable to run.
The ex-boyfriend of Amanda Holden stated that his goal was to continue competing until he turns 70 the following month.
“I’m 70 this year, so I figured why not? It’s a big challenge,” he remarked. It falls on Angela Rippon’s birthday.
“Our birthdays fall on the same day.
We were all nervous before we got together, but those nerves have now changed to excitement.
The father of three, who is one of the most well-known faces on British television, is about to surpass Angela as the second-oldest participant in the series.
Les admitted that working on the project might be difficult, but he was prepared for it.
Following a serious health setback, the former Coronation Street star has avoided primetime television for seven years.
In 2017, while on tour with The Addams Family, Les did something he had never done in his 50-year career: he took time off to put his personal health and well-being first.
The comedian has chosen to reveal specifics about his earlier struggles as he nears 70.
“I was wearing makeup and you can’t go out, so you order pizza from Deliveroo,” Les explained.
Wagamama’s was a favorite, which meant that I was not only gaining weight but also lacking in fresh air.
The Corrie actor then said that he suffered laryngitis but was grateful for it since it had given him his “biggest wake-up call” in life.