Legendary conspiracy researcher and former goalkeeper David Icke has signed up to appear on this years Strictly Come Dancing. Icke told The Times last night that he is “delighted” to be returning to the BBC after 33 years.
The author, who’s books sell in the millions, has previously turned down offers to appear on Gogglebox, Celebrity Chase and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
He did accept an invitation to appear on Celebrity Catchphrase last year, but pulled out when he was told that Roy Walker had retired years ago.
Icke’s dance partner hasn’t yet been revealed, but the former sports presenter who turns 70 later this month, told The Times that she’d have to do most of the leg work as “my knees have gone mate.”
BBC head of entertainment Michael Hunt confirmed that Icke had indeed been signed to appear on Strictly, but said there were strict conditions in the contract:
“David still has a lot of friends at the BBC. We’re delighted that he’s joined the Strictly stable. David has been told that during the live shows, his comments will be limited to his dance performances.
He will not be allowed to discuss Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, The Queen 0r the Illuminati, unless he gets to the final, but that’s down to the public vote.”
The Richie Allen Show reached out to David’s sons Gareth and Jaymie for comment. Jaymie Icke responded saying:
“We’re devastated mate. First thing this morning, we’re going to change our names by deed poll.”
Here’s hoping David reaches the final.