Iwan Thomas won’t get any more Strictly training ahead of first live show

Filming commitments in Japan take Iwan away from rehearsals, but partner Ola is said to be happy with his progress

Iwan Thomas has had three days of dance training ahead of his Strictly Come Dancing debut… and won’t get any more.


The athlete and presenter is flying to Japan to work on a project and won’t return until next Thursday – the day before this year’s first live show.

Thomas has tweeted that he’ll be sure to avoid any ‘dad dancing’ and will be running the moves over and over again in his head.

But with just three days of rehearsals, is this the point Thomas should hit the panic button? After all, the rest of the celebrities will be sweating it out in the rehearsal rooms for another 11 days, seemingly giving them more of an edge.

However, Team Thomas remains confident.

“I think he’s starting to get the hang of it,” a source close to the star told RadioTimes.com. “Ola’s pretty happy with how he’s getting on.”

“He’s a natural at most things,” they added, “So hopefully this is one of those.”

Perhaps things will get switched around so Thomas doesn’t take to the ballroom floor until Saturday’s show – giving them Friday for a bit of extra rehearsal – otherwise, erm, keeeeppp thinking about dancing.


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