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Strictly Come Dancing: How Emma Thompson convinced Greg Wise to sign up for new series

Greg Wise has revealed that it was his wife Emma Thompson who convinced him to sign up for Strictly Comes Dancing.

The actor, 55, has been in a relationship with the Oscar-winning actress, 62, since meeting on the set of film Sense and Sensibility in 1995.

He said that he initially turned the opportunity down when show bosses first came knocking, but that Thompson told him he was “mad” and should reconsider.

Obviously he did as he will now join celebrities including Tom Fletcher and Katie McGlynn when the dance competition returns this weekend.

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