Slade’s Noddy Holder wanted for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

But 66-year-old Noddy says his age is putting him off

Noddy Holder has revealed he could appear on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Slade frontman has been asked to compete on the BBC’s celebrity dance contest and is facing pressure from his wife to swap his platform boots for dancing shoes.

He told The Sun: “I get asked to do all the reality shows but I’m in my late sixties now. I can’t be going to the North Pole and the jungle. I have been asked to do Strictly and I like the show – I’ve been down to watch it being filmed with my missus, who is a huge fan and keeps badgering me to do it.”

However, 66-year-old Holder admitted that his age is putting him off. He explained: “It’s a lot of work. I know Johnny Ball did it and he’s almost 10 years older than me, but he went out in the first week. I’m competitive and I want to think I’d have a chance of winning it.”

Holder left Slade in 1992 after fronting the glam band for 23 years. More recently, he’s starred in TV adverts for Nobby’s Nuts and made appearances on shows including Have I Got News For You and All Star Mr And Mrs. Other singers to compete on Strictly Come Dancing over the years include Lulu, Rachel Stevens, Kimberley Walsh, Emma Bunton and Jason Donovan.