Will Mellor has admitted that taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' doesn't get "any easier" as the weeks go on.

Will Mellor is finding Strictly life tough

Will Mellor is finding Strictly life tough

The 46-year-old actor is currently taking part in the BBC Latin and ballroom competition - which is due to take place at Blackpool Tower on Saturday (19.11.22) for a special heat of the contest - with professional partner Nancy Xu but explained that even though the journey has been "amazing", it has still been "tough."

He said: "My feet are still killing me, my knees are wrecked, we are all tired . It's an amazing experience but it's tough at the same time. All of us are improving week on week because we have a bit of experience in the competition. But it doesn’t get any easier."

On Saturday's show, the 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' star is planning to dance the samba to the song 'I Go to Rio' from the musical 'The Boy from Oz' - which is based on the life of singer and songwriter Peter Allen and traces his marriage to Liza Minnelli - and teased that he will be pulling out his "inner camp" for the performance.

He told The Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's like a fabulous Rio carnival we are bringing to Blackpool. After last week we can have some fun and celebrate. I'll be bringing out the inner camp in me. As a Northerner, performing in Blackpool is massive!"

Meanwhile, Will is also set to reprise his role as drug lord Harvey Gaskell in ITV1 soap opera 'Coronation Street' and explained that he decided to return to the street to he could share a "message" about why people like his character behave the way they do.

He said: "I wouldn’t have done it if it was going to weaken the character in any way because I think what we did with it last time was enough. But what I did like is, let's explain a little bit why these people behave the way they behave. It's interesting to dive into that. I don't want Harvey to suddenly get out of prison and be running the Rovers Return. What I want is for Harvey to be real and a message to go out there that there are people like this, grooming kids, who don’t care about them or their families."

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