Strictly’s Simon Rimmer unhappy over the size of Aston Merrygold’s dressing room

Strictly Come Dancing star Simon Rimmer shared his grievances over Aston Merrygold's 'massive' dressing room with his Instagram followers

Strictly Come Dancing star Simon Rimmer may be less nervous as he hits his third week in the dancing competition – but that could be because he has other things on his mind, namely the size of Aston Merrygold’s dressing room.

The Sunday Brunch star and chef shared his thoughts with his Instagram followers ahead of Saturday night’s show, jokingly slamming Aston’s star power.

While resting backstage in his dressing room, he had a quick moan that his was nowhere near as luxurious or spacious as his fellow competitor Aston’s.

As he showed his fans his dressing room in a behind-the-scenes video uploaded to Instagram, the 54-year-old said: “Hello one and all. Another performance day today. I’ve just got here in my dressing room.

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“Yeah, I know. I know what you’re thinking. You want to see Aston’s. It’s absolutely massive, it’s got a sweet jacuzzi and everything. And yeah, that’s mine.”

Simon then went on to share details of tonight’s performance, explaining: “Buzz Lightyear today, dancing the Quickstep.

“Very excited. A little but nervous but not as panicked as the other two weeks. Fingers crossed and see you later.”

Simon will be hoping tonight’s performance goes without a hitch after last week saw him fumble his steps during an emotional Waltz to You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Speaking about the routine on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, he told hosts Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin: “That song means so much to me and then I messed up the ending and along with everything else, it was a tough old day.

“I’m a Liverpool fan and I was also at Hillsborough so it has extra significance… I was blabbing all Saturday morning, I couldn’t function.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 6.35pm on BBC1, with the results show on Sunday October 8 at 7.15pm on BBC1.


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