Tess Daly outs Charles and Camilla as Strictly fans

Tuesday December 1, 2009

In between their many public engagements, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla still find time to settle down in front of the television.

The royal couple are apparently such big fans of Strictly Come Dancing,  they phone to cast a vote for their favourite contestants each week.

Palace staff have acquired recordings of the show for the Prince, who is reportedly keen on using them to brush up on his Tango.

It was Bruce Forsyth's co-presenter Tess Daly who revealed the news this week.

"Camilla told me she and Charles were always phoning up to vote for Rachel Stevens in the last series. I love the fact that the royal family are at home not just watching but ringing up to vote,” she says.

Charles previously underwent brief dance lessons on a visit to Argentina in 1999, while Camilla recently tested her fancy footwork with Craig Revel Horwood.

"She kept rhythm, her timing was excellent, her footwork was excellent – she has the personality for it," judge Craig later revealed.

Photo: © Rex

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