Strictly Come Dancing’s Robert Webb says nearly dying inspired him to join the show – and now he wants to win

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PEEP Show star Robert Webb says he wants to win Strictly Come Dancing after his brush with lack of life due to open coronary coronary coronary heart surgical course of.

The funnyman was instructed his coronary coronary coronary heart would fail in lower than a 12 months and had to have an emergency op to restore his mitral valve.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Robert Webb says nearly dying inspired him to join the showCredit: PA

And he says that seeing underdog and fellow comedian Bill Bailey, 56, win remaining 12 months with Oti Mabuse has made him decided to triumph.

He talked about: “I’ve all the time been a vast fan of the show and it’s partly my age and it’s nearly two years in the earlier I had a vast deal successfully being situation, I had a prolapsed mitral valve which resulted in open coronary coronary coronary heart surgical course of.

“Since then my perspective is principally that is no time to be cool, sitting at the edges watching fully totally different folks dancing and really in case you’ve bought one issue to current, perhaps it’s time to current it.”

He added: “It might presumably be beautiful to win. I actually really feel in the first weeks, if I get a couple of I’ll merely be hanging on for costly life.

“I did have the advantage of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, the first effectivity in that reside first warmth was the first time I bought through the dance from begin to end with out merely stopping and taking a look at the choreographer asking what to do subsequent, that’s why I used to be in all types of terror before that show show went up so it gained’t be like that this time.

“Firstly we get that little bit longer to rehearse on this and secondly I’ve bought a affiliate so I actually really feel that gained’t be fairly as horrific as I gained’t be so badly ready.

“I don’t decide up strikes any sooner or bigger than anybody else. When I do know what I’m doing it’s going to be alright.”

Bill was the rank outsider at the begin of final 12 months’s show – nonetheless he lastly triumphed beating singer HRVY, Jamie Laing and Maisie Smith.

Robert added: “I’ll be 49 at the end of this month so he’s an inspiration in that way, but the idea you can get through it without permanently injuring yourself is inspiring. I did really enjoy watching Bill and the fact he took it really seriously.”

Robert Webb was told his heart would fail in less than a year and had to have an emergency op to fix his mitral valve
Robert Webb was instructed his coronary coronary coronary heart would fail in lower than a 12 months and had to have an emergency op to restore his mitral valveCredit: Rex Features
Robert, pictured with Peep Show co-star David Mitchell, says last year's Strictly winner Bill Bailey, 56, is an 'inspiration'
Robert, pictured with Peep Show co-star David Mitchell, says remaining 12 months’s Strictly winner Bill Bailey, 56, is an ‘inspiration’Credit: Handout

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