Marcus Collins: Strictly will have same-sex dance couples eventually
Singer Marcus Collins has said it is only “a matter of time” before a same-sex dance partnership is allowed on Strictly Come Dancing.
The former X Factor star is dating Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor. The series has never had a same-sex couple compete together.
Collins told Digital Spy: “Dancing’s an expression. It’s expressing yourself and having the freedom to do that. Nobody should be there ticking boxes, saying yes [or] no and whether it should be allowed.
“These people are not even embarrassed to stand up and say, ‘I don’t like two men dancing together, I don’t like two women dancing together’.
“It’s charming. It doesn’t have to be a deviant, sexual, horrible thing, and I don’t know why people are blowing it out of proportion.
“I understand that in the public’s perception those dances are supposed to be a man and a woman, [but] it’s only a matter of time before enough people speak up and it’s gonna be changed. History speaks for itself.”
On his own chances of appearing on the show, he said: “It wouldn’t happen, as I’m from the rival show [The X Factor], so I would never, ever get booked.”