Piers Morgan names price to 'humiliate' himself on Dancing with the Stars

Clue: there's lots of zeros.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Piers Morgan leaves BBC Broadcasting House after appearing on Sunday Morning on January 16, 2022 in London, England. Sophie Raworth, the veteran BBC journalist, is serving as the interim host of the Sunday morning political programme after the departure of Andrew Marr. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
Piers Morgan pictured laughing outside BBC Broadcasting House in London. (Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

Ever pondered how Piers Morgan would do on Dancing with the Stars or Strictly Come Dancing?

Well, while speaking to The Sun, the controversial TalkTV presenter recently revealed just how much cash it would take to bring him to the televised dancefloor.

"Strictly asked me last year. There wasn't enough money," said Morgan.

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"If you want me to humiliate myself on a dancefloor, I was offered $150,000 by Dancing with the Stars in America when I was doing America's Got Talent. And I said, 'Come back to me if it's $1.2million'.

"They haven't come back yet."

Asked if he'd ever reconsider the BBC's proposal, the former Good Morning Britain co-host sarcastically replied: "I don't want to put the other contestants under that kind of pressure. Look at this natural dancing torso."

Zara McDermott is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2023. (BBC)
Zara McDermott is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2023. (BBC)

As for those who actually took the Beeb up on the offer, Class of 2023 star Zara McDermott has called on her fans for their support on social media ahead of performing the Quickstep with pro partner Graziano Di Prima.

"We need your support this weekend guys… we are have worked so hard this week on our quickstep and we cannot WAIT to show you all," she wrote alongside a behind-the-scenes clip.

The pairings of Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe and Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin will also do their best Quicksteps in the hope of reaching Week Three.

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Meanwhile, fellow competitors Angela Rippon, Ellie Leach and Krishnan Guru-Murthy have all opted for the Foxtrot alongside their respective choreographers.

Adam Thomas is doing the Tango; Bobby Brazier and Nikita Kanda are prepped for the Charleston, while Nigel Harman has the Viennese Waltz to do; Amanda Abbington is going down to Salsa town, and Angela Scanlon gives us the only Jive of the week.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 6.20pm on BBC One.

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