Martine McCutcheon reveals the REAL reason she won’t do Strictly

Oh what a shame we'd love to see her on the show

Most stars would give their right arm to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

But one mad celeb has actually turned it down.

What the hell are they thinking, eh?

Well, apparently there’s a good reason.

According to reports, Strictly producers have been desperate for some time to bag Martine McCutcheon for the dancing show and every year she has turned it down.

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Now that she’s a fixture on Loose Women, producers have this year even tried to go the extra mile and have offered her a reported six figure sum to don a sequinned dress and be swirled around the dance floor.

But yet again she has turned them down.

And the reason, it turns out, is down to her troubled health and living with depression, ME and Lyme disease has prevented her from signing on the dotted line.

“Out of all the reality shows I would have absolutely loved to have done Strictly, but I would have struggled with my health,” she has revealed to the Daily Star on Sunday.

“Even people who are really, really fit have told me it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever done so I know it wouldn’t have been possible.

“I never felt I would be well enough to return to music after all my health problems with ME and Lyme disease.

“I am fit and well at the moment but while I am healthy I want to concentrate on the things I love the most, like music.”

And that’s what she’s doing and releases an album called Lost and Found on August 11.

In the past Martine has had money issues and was declared bankrupt in 2013 with debts of £187,000.

But even generous offers from Strictly haven’t changed her mind.

“I have been offered Strictly numerous times and a few of the others,” she said.

“I was offered so much money at one point which would have made a huge difference, but it just isn’t for me.

“I don’t want to let people in 24/7.

“I think people who do them are so brave and I love watching them, but I don’t think they are for me.”

And while we might not see her strut her stuff on the ballroom floor, she is hoping she makes it on to the show as a performer, joking, “Maybe I can go on to Strictly this year and sing. That way I can have my Strictly cake and eat it.”

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Strictly kicks off in September, and so far the rumoured line up includes:  Ruth Langsford, Alexandra Burke, Matt Goss, Joe Wicks and Samantha Womack.

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