Eastender’s star Scott Maslen has said he’ll be sure to fight for his place in the Strictly Come Dancing live final this weekend, saying the competition is “anybody’s game.” The 39-year-old soap actor found himself in the bottom two alongside Ann Widdecombe in last weekend’s semi final and is now favourite for the chop.
This weekend’s three show semi final spectacular will see a double elimination, with Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson also in trouble.
Scott told The Sun: “I’m not worried about not making the finals. There are five of us left and it’s anybody’s game.
“I take each dance as it comes and do the best I can. I’m inbetween two jobs so I just keep my head down and get on with it instead of worrying about it. But it would be sad if we fell at the last hurdle.”
Scott confessed he wasn’t shocked to be in the bottom two last weekend, explaining: “I wasn’t up to my standard – you’ve got to maintain, if not get better. Because I did so well at the beginning, I lost confidence having those bad dances. I only had four days’ training, but it is what it is.
“The other couples have been more consistent over the last few weeks and it’s about me coming back now.”
Scott, who will dance the Charleston, Argentine tango and in the group swing-a-thon this weekend, continued: “I had no clue it was going to be this much work. I was totally ignorant to it, to be honest.
“I’m not a big TV watcher because I’m working in it and I go fishing at the weekends with my mates, so I don’t get to see that much telly. So when I came into it I was a bit ignorant.”
He added: “Being in the final would be the icing on the cake.”
The Strictly Come Dancing 2010 semi final kicks off tonight from 9PM on BBC One.