Colin Salmon wants to play a trumpet solo on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The James Bond actor is also an accomplished musician and has hinted that he will be performing on the dancing show, but it will have to be soon as he wants to wow judges and fellow contestants before he is eliminated.
He said on ITV's 'Daybreak': "I'm a big fan of variety, I grew up with the London Palladium, I play the trumpet.
"I've done one element, with the acting, so 'Strictly' was an opportunity to try another."
When asked about him playing the trumpet on the show he replied: "I was going to hold it off until December, but I might be eliminated by then."
The star - who made his big break playing opposite Helen Mirren in ITV's critically acclaimed 'Prime Suspect' in 1992 - may have wowed the judges last week with a cha-cha-cha routine but it's been revealed that he has asked 'Strictly' bosses to have a word with his dancing partner Kristina Rihanoff because he feels she is too tough on him.
An insider explained: "Colin is a hard worker but he is finding it tough to keep up with Kristina.
"She obviously feels that he has great potential and wants to see him improve as much as possible before they perform again this weekend.
"But Colin has spoken to show staff privately and admits he'd like to slow things down because her strict schedule is too much for him.
"He is very aware that the show is a marathon and not a sprint - and is worried that he won't be able to hack this pace for much longer."