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Strictly hunk Dan kicks it with Bognor footballers

Bognor’s very own TV hunk Danny Mac has emerged as favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing.

And the Hollyoaks actor might well put his extra fitness down to a punishing training regime he undertook with one of the town’s football side.

For Danny joined his mates at Rose Green-based Nyetimber Pirates to be put through his paces to build up his fitness ahead of the BBC show.

Pirates ply their trade in the West Sussex Football League and the outfit has two teams and the counts many of the players as close friends.

Danny enjoyed a Tango with partner Oti Mabuse last episode – and he has revealed that she likes him to try something stronger at the bar after the show.

He said:

“She once said that I can be boring if I don’t have a drink and it is nice to wind down after training.”

But Danny – spotted enjoying a quiet beer at the Disney Store Christmas party in London this week – added:

“She’s not telling me to get drunk, though.”

Glitterball favourite Danny, 28, who danced the Argentine Tango with Oti, 26,, said:

“Don’t bet on me. I don’t think I’m the favourite. Everyone else has upped their game and it’s a very level contest.”

“Any claim of being favourite has ­actually made things even harder. It keeps the pressure on but no one puts more on me than Oti anyway. She’s unbelievable.”

Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.