I am afraid it was inevitable, but my whole life is now about dancing. Saturday sees my first tentative steps on the dance floor. I am attempting a cha cha, it was going to be a cha cha cha but I don’t feel good enough, so it’s now a cha cha! I have put so much hard work into this. I have to say, it is an incredible fitness regime. I have lost another 2 lbs this week.
My respite from dancing was of course food. I had a lovely morning in the Bermondsey Square Hotel cooking with Monica. There are a couple of dishes that she makes on the upcoming Professional MasterChef that I really loved and wanted to learn how to make. She is such a great chef and the recipes were absolutely delightful. I can’t tell you what they were; it will spoil the surprise on MasterChef.
My mate Monica trades recipes for dance moves x pic.twitter.com/0jes1INcSG
— Gregg Wallace (@GreggAWallace) September 22, 2014
I also had a lovely lunch at Scotts, wonderful fish restaurant, really classy. Half a dozen great big fat oysters and then a sublime John Dory, perhaps my favourite fish ever. All very healthy, apart from the butter I poured all over it.
Nobody gets eliminated from Strictly this week, so I will still be on it next week. How much longer after that I have no idea. I know what my next dance is, I can’t tell you what I’m afraid and it’s terrifying. I am likely to have elbows and feet everywhere. Most certainly I wouldn’t want to be me seated in the front row. Bring a crash helmet! Rest assured, however bad I am, it will not be through lack of effort and practice.
Next week sees me lunching at the fabulous Bistrot Bruno, love that place, really rate Bruno as a Chef. Fingers crossed he still has his boudin blanc on the menu. So light, so delicious.
Looks like I may be with a couple of new Strictly pals on Chatty Man, love Alan Carr, such a funny man, so naughty and it’s not an act. He is exactly the same backstage or in makeup.
On Sunday, whether my dance career is ongoing or abruptly ended, I will be with my brother Biffo at Media 10’s Star Trek Convention, give it more thrust Scotty.