Judge Rinder 'sorry to disappoint' but won't be giving a 'Full Monty'

Strictly Come Dancing's Judge Rinder has vowed not to give a "Full Monty" despite stealing the limelight by flashing his torso.

The TV star's energetic cha-cha with dance partner Oksana Platero has become the most popular social media clip in Strictly history.

The criminal barrister, 38 - real name Robert Rinder - told Good Morning Britain that as he does not have a dance background, he needs all the help he can get.

Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero
Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero (Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

But he said that he has his limits when it comes to stripping off.

Asked whether he enjoyed watching back his performance to the song Mercy, Rinder - who is better known for his stern judge persona - admitted: "Not really, I tend not to watch myself.

"I'm forced to do so by Oksana. I'm forced to do all sorts of things by Oksana! She's a very forceful woman."

He dismissed suggestions that he could win the BBC One series after receiving such an enthusiastic response from viewers and with head judge Len Goodman exclaiming: "You put the boy in flamboyant!"

"Probably not," Judge Rinder said of his chances of stealing the Strictly Glitterball.

But he added: "I'm just sort of enthusiastic in having a good time. I don't really have a dance background, so before I went out, with the promise of Oksana's threat, she said 'look, just have a good time'."

Asked whether he would be stripping off further, he told presenter Piers Morgan: "Not too much (but) I just need all the help I can get really. I don't think you're going to see a Full Monty. I'm sorry to disappoint you, Piers!"

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