Judge Rinder on Strictly same-sex couple row: ‘People need to worry about serious things’
On this morning's show, former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Robert Rinder weighed in on the same-sex couple debate surrounding the competition.
Asked by Lorraine if he thinks same-sex couples should be introduced to Strictly, Robert (who was paired with female professional Oksana) said, “It’s a perfectly reasonable question, I completely understand why people are asking it. It was the first question I was asked by everybody.”
“First of all it’s a sport,” he continued, “Nobody was asking me to get married to my partner, or to engage in any sort of… geography with her. They wanted me to dance with her!
“I don’t think it’s going to make any difference to the life of any young person - and there are a lot of young people that find it very difficult to come out in the LGBTQI community - if she (Susan Calman) dances with an almost straight woman. But there are amazing charities that do need our assistance, whether she dances with a man or not is going to make no difference to anybody.”