Strictly’s Danny Mac has put his foot down over flashing the flesh

He doesn't want any more buttons being undone!

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Danny Mac is still a contender in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing but says he won’t be showing any more flesh this series.

The Hollyoaks hunk, 28, has so far been seen dancing during the programme with some of his chest – but not all – on show.

Sorry to break it to you, but he won’t be revealing the rest of his impressive physique.

Danny Mac

And he’s now explained that he had to stand up to BBC bosses about it, especially over his steamy rumba routine a few weeks ago with his professional partner Oti Mabuse.

He told the Daily Mirror: “I’m weary of just stripping my kit off – I’m there to dance. With the rumba they said it had to be quite sexy, so would I mind undoing a few buttons?

“They wanted my shirt to go completely open, but I said, ‘no, can we just keep a button done up’.”

“And I think it worked better, because I maintained that dignity, and also you’re dancing which isn’t the most comfortable feeling anyway, so the last thing you want to do is have your shirt wide open.”

The actor, who stars as Mark Savage in the soap, has discussed the nerve-wracking and uncomfortable feeling of dancing in front of millions before.

He recently appeared on Loose Women and confessed: “I can’t explain the nerves.

“As an actor, I’m performing and I manage to turn it around but I’ve never known a feeling like it. The anxiety.”

You would not be able to notice his nerves though, as he has been something of a success story since starting the show.

He impressed the judges in week one when he received a huge score of 31 from the judges for his Cha Cha.

Since then, he has not got a score less than 30 – topping the leader board three times and even scoring two perfect tens.


Danny and Oti will be attempting the most popular dance style on the BBC series this weekend, as they’ll be doing the Argentine Tango to I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.