Jason Donovan: Avoiding the turtle neck

Heart's Jason Donovan on his Strictly Come Dancing progress (September 21st). "Another week has passed… and I’m aching in areas I didn’t even know existed. But what a great way to get fit!

I have been taking things a bit seriously though…  and I've been doing some cheeky training.

I've used a plank of wood to make sure my lines are perfect, I’ve even been seen in the street doing a fox-trot whilst pushing my baby daughter Molly to the shops. But I’ve gone a quick-step further now…

I've just bought myself a neck brace to avoid what I call, and this is my technical term… a turtle neck position.

With dancing, you can fool anyone, even if you have 2 dodgy left feet like me… you just need to smile, look good, work those straight lines and have the perfect neck line… enter… the neck brace!

It's my secret weapon… shhh, don’t tell anyone!

I'll have some more backstage gossip on the show this Sunday – make sure you’re listening to Heart from noon!


PS: Here's a quick glimpse of my training with Kristina

Jason Donovan

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