He told Calibre of his appearance on Strictly: “The judges made such an awful mess of it, saying ‘it’s time you went’.
“You can’t say, ‘Oh well, Obama’s had four years, I don’t think it’s fair for him to have another four years’. Life just isn’t like that.
“You find out what the rules are and then play to those.
“So, I found all that very puzzling, genuinely puzzling, because for me it was perfectly obvious the more the judges attacked us, the more we would win the public vote.”
Read the full interview in this week’s Radio Times – out now.