When it comes to supporting LGBT rights, British rugby star Ben Cohen isn’t just a fair-weather ally. This week, he revealed that he wanted to be one half of the first same-sex couple on Strictly Come Dancing, the UK’s version of Dancing With the Stars.
The Mirror is reporting that the sports god originally wanted to be paired with Ballroom dance professional Robin Windsor, but settled for Kristina Rihanoff instead because she’s “easier to pick up.”
“I like to break down stereotypes,” he said. “I’ve no qualms dancing with a woman or a man.”
When probed about Cohen’s wishful thinking, Windsor told reporters at last week’s National Lottery Stars awards that “He kept saying to me, ‘I hope they put me with you.’”
We’re sad to see it won’t happen because Robin Windsor would have looked pretty fine in the arms of Ben Cohen. Let’s hope Strictly Come Dancing catches on to all the buzz and sets them up with a special one-off same-sex tango.