Tom Fletcher admits breaking HUGE Strictly rule – before he'd even started rehearsals

NAUGHTY Tom Fletcher has revealed how he broke a HUGE Strictly rule – before he had even began rehearsals.

When celebrities sign up to the show they have to agree not to tell anyone they are doing the glitzy series until it is officially announced.

But McFly star Tom says he broke this rule when he told fellow contestant AJ Odudu that he was also doing Strictly.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun he said: "Me and AJ told each other because we were both we have a mutual friend. Emma Willis is our mutual friend.

"I think it was Emma told me, and I think Emma probably told her, so you could blame Emma Willis.

"But yeah we were sat next to each other for about an hour and neither of us said anything but I think we both knew that we both knew and we confided in each other." 

This latest confession comes after Tom also told The Sun how he is desperate to play down his dance background after being made one of the favourites to lift the Glitterball.

The rocker is a former pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School and took the lead role in Oliver! on the West End aged just 10, but he insists that doesn’t give him any advantage as it was so long ago.

Tom said: “I can dad dance. I went to theatre school and I’m a musician, I love music and we did some dancing at theatre school but this was 25 years ago and it was like tap, and it definitely wasn’t ballroom or Latin.

“It won’t come in useful at all, unfortunately.

“Other than that, I kind of avoid all dancing. I am the last person on the dance floor at a wedding, I am the person that awkwardly hangs around the edge and says no unless they’ve had a few glasses of wine.

“The confidence to move my body is going to be the biggest thing to overcome.”

Tom has waited patiently for his turn on a TV talent show having watched his band-mates, plus wife Giovanni who won I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! last year, excel at them over the past decade.

McFly drummer Harry Judd won Strictly in 2011, the same year bassist Dougie Poynter was crowned King of the Jungle and frontman Danny Jones finished fifth on ITV series Popstar to Operastar, before becoming a coach on The Voice Kids.

Tom said: “Secretly, somewhere deep down I’ve wanted to do it since my band mate Harry did it 10 years ago.

“I watched him every week in the studio so I feel like I’ve had some sort of secret desire to do it but then life gets in the way but this year it felt right and it felt like it was time.”

However, Tom hasn’t just got his eye on the Glitterball and making it through to the show’s landmark moments such as Musicals and Halloween week.

He hopes, by the end of his Strictly journey, he’ll be able to fulfil another ambition.

Tom adds: “I am not flexible. Whenever I leave Strictly I want to be able to touch my toes.”

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