Melvin Odoom says he could have stayed in Strictly Come Dancing longer

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The KISS radio breakfast show host offered advice to Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer.

EMABRGOED TO 2001 SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara leaving the competition, during the results show for BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Melvin Odoom said if he had put more hours in during his time on Strictly Come Dancing, he would have made it further in the series.

Odoom, 37, and his professional dance partner Janette Manrara were axed from the ballroom in the first public vote of last year’s Strictly series.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas Special
Melvin Odoom Celebrating after winning the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Christmas Special (BBC)

Appearing on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Odoom told presenter Simon Rimmer – who is one of this year’s Strictly celebrities – to “put in the hours”.

Odoom, who hosts KISS FM’s breakfast show, said: “I was in a funny situation and I think everyone was busy on that show. Had I given it more hours, I could have been there a bit longer.”

TV chef Rimmer and his professional partner Karen Clifton will perform the paso doble to Blur’s Song 2 next weekend during the first live Strictly show.

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