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Steve Backshall 'can't wait' for Strictly Come Dancing to end?

20 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Steve Backshall reportedly ''can't wait'' for his stint on 'Strictly Come Dancing' to come to an end. The 41-year-old TV presenter is said to be tired of trying to impress his professional dance partner Ola Jordan and is desperate to return to his job hosting wildlife show 'Deadly 60'. A source revealed: ''Steve has been telling people he can't wait to get back to the day job, he really isn't enjoying himself and has been really troubled by the show process. ''He has spent years tackling wild animals but Ola is one tough cookie he cannot crack.'' Steve - who has remained at »

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Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

25 August 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BAFTA-winning naturalist Steve Backshall is the ninth celebrity to be confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

He made the announcement today (August 25) live on BBC Breakfast.

Backshall won two BAFTAs in 2011, including Best Children's Television Presenter, and is best known for presenting Cbbc's flagship wildlife programme Deadly 60 and spin-off Deadly Pole to Pole. He is also a published author.

His career has seen him confront some of nature's most terrifying creatures, including diving with great white sharks, catching a king cobra and being bitten by crocodiles.

Backshall said that he considers Strictly to be more of a challenge than his naturalist work, saying: "My day job filming wildlife in jungles and swamps is nothing like as scary as what is ahead.

"I think Strictly Come Dancing is going to be my wildest challenge by far!"

He joins already-confirmed celebrities Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray, Alison Hammond, Thom Evans, Simon Webbe, »

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