When scouting for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC could do worse than consider two new willing applicants that have presented themselves – Doctor Who star Alex Kingston and Miranda’s Sarah Hadland, both of whom revealed a surprisingly intense desire to win the glitterball trophy, during an interview to promote their new play on the West End.
“Every year I have the same thought: ‘I really, really want to do it!’” Hadland told RadioTimes.com, with both actors hinting that in years past they had been discouraged from putting themselves forward.
“I know, me too,” agreed Kingston, adding that she has already picked out her preferred professional dance partner, Aljaž Škorjanec.
“I think let’s just do it! Break the mould. Absolutely break the mould. I’m so glad you feel the same way.”
“Cut to us doing panto in Skegness, never working again,” joked Hadland.
“We’re not allowed to talk about that,” Kingston concluded. “But yes, we want to do it.”
In the meantime the TV stars are treading some different boards together in Admissions, a new play that follows two American women as their sons receive their acceptance – or rejection – letters from university, and the effect it has on their friendship.