John Fashanu has been treating the ice like his “spouse” whereas coaching for ‘Dancing On Ice’.
The 60-year-old former footballer defined his skilled associate Alexandra Schauman had given him some beneficial recommendation to assist him bear in mind to be “mild” on the rink, however the three-times married star joked his former spouses would see his antics in a different way.
He stated: “Alex, my coach, she stated one thing which has stayed with me on a regular basis, ‘Deal with the ice such as you would deal with your spouse’, which means softly, gently, be affected person.
“So now once I go down I don’t act like I’m in a tantrum – I simply go down with a little bit of composure and stand up gently.
“My spouse doesn’t agree – that’s why she left me.”
John is the oldest contestant on the present however insisted he is the image of excellent well being and relishing the problem of making an attempt one thing “utterly new”.
He informed the Each day Star Sunday newspaper: “There isn’t a different sport which is like this, it is a new factor utterly.”
“They had been stringent [with the medical checks]. They needed to verify that we had been OK, and as a footballer I’m used to all these checks. Thank goodness there’s nothing incorrect with me in any respect.”
The previous ‘Gladiators’ host was among the many first contestants to be introduced for the present, and when his identify was revealed in October, he admitted he discovered the concept of competing “scary”, however he was in it to win it.
He stated: “I am so excited to be part of ‘Dancing on Ice’.
“I do not assume it will come as a shock to those who I am very aggressive – I’m positively in it to win it. And this can be one of many scariest issues I’ve ever signed up for however I could not be extra prepared for the problem!”