Jeremy Vine: I'll strip for Strictly Come Dancing final
Jeremy Vine will dance in his underwear if he reaches the final of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The BBC Radio 2 DJ, who is paired with professional dancer Karen Clifton, has a "stunning" idea for the finale of the ballroom dance contest.
Jeremy, 50, revealed: "My professional partner Karen Clifton told me, 'Now that you've become a Latin dancer, Jeremy, you have to think sexy, manly and attractive - and you get that by wearing smaller pants. Briefs, not boxers, please! Channel David Beckham when we're dancing!'
"I went home and rifled through some drawers. There I found a pair. There is only one problem. They say Merry Christmas across the bum.
"Strictly ends in the run up to Christmas. If I get that far, I now have a stunning idea for my final dance."
Karen pulled the 'Eggheads' presenter up on his choice of underwear after spotting his ripped and baggy boxer shorts when he was changing into tracksuit bottoms for rehearsals.
He told Radio Times magazine: "Undergarments have to be skintight. More importantly, I must get used to stripping in front of strangers, many of them female - which was never required when I presented Newsnight."