Yes, Vine has already taken to the dance floor as part of a skit for Children in Need in 2002 – in fishnets no less.
The Radio 2 presenter played the part of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, getting his groove on to the track Sweet Transvestite alongside several high-profile newsreaders (skip to 2:50 on the video for his grand entrance). It isn’t just his outfit that’s eye-catching either: check out his hip movements. Jake Wood may very well lose his ‘snake hips’ nickname when Mr Vine takes to the dance floor…
In a blog post, Vine explained that he’s doing Strictly because “I truly, madly, deeply want to learn to dance” and for his 11 and 8-year-old daughters Martha and Anna.
“I love my girls to bits and I want to show them that life is about taking chances. Life, Bruno would say with his arms spread wide, is about the dance!”