Where Dressing room in the BBC Media City, Salford
Your hair smells lovely and flowery, Robbie.
I haven’t washed it for three days.
Yum. You’re not really a natural blond though are you?
[Incredulous] I am! But I’ve got a bit of grey in my beard now, and for the
past 10 years I’ve had highlights done every six weeks. I have two colours
put in – bleach and a high lift tint. My long hair is my thing and I’d never
get it cut short. I get layers cut in every three weeks by my friend who
only charges me £18.
Any top haircare tips?
Not really. I use free shampoo from hotel rooms. I don’t use products and let
it dry naturally. My wife Sarah  definitely takes longer to do her hair
than I do! I find it’s easier to style the day after washing as it has more
shape, and Strictly taught me that dry shampoo is brilliant.
What other beauty secrets did you pick up on the show?
I’ve learned about glitter spray and guy-liner. And I was having weekly spray
tans. They make my teeth look brighter even though I drink coffee and red
wine. But fake tan stains the sheets and smells shocking, so I’ve stopped
Who was your BFF on the show?
Harry Judd, who went on to win. He’s got great banter and he’s down-to-earth.
Nancy Dell’Olio would be driven by a chauffeur while Harry would get picked
up by his girlfriend Izzy in her Polo. He thinks he’s the better looking of
us, but he’s still a boy, not a man – although he did get voted as having
better hair than me, which I wasn’t pleased about.
What do you think about Alesha moving over to Britain’s Got Talent?
Alesha’s not irreplaceable in the way Bruno, Craig and Len are. I’m actually
playing golf with Len on Friday.
Will you keep dancing now it’s over?
No. I can’t dance and I’ve forgotten the routines.
What about the famous crotch-thrusting routine?
[Testily] People who complained about that need to get a life.
Whoops, that’s obviously off limits. You must get recognised all the time?
The other week, a group of students thought I was Richard Branson.
Oh dear. Do you prefer football or dancing?
‘I’m familiar with glitter and guy-liner’
Strictly was amazing, but I’m looking forward to seeing more of my wife and
sons, Charlie [eight] and Freddie [five].
What else are you up to?
Helping improve five-a-side football pitches in Britain – every time you buy a
can of Pepsi Max, they will donate 1cm² of land towards a pitch. I want kids
to be able to play football the way I did.
Any other reality TV plans?
I’d never do Celebrity Big Brother but I’d do I’m A Celebrity! I’d have no
problem eating a kangaroo’s testicle.
OK… do you mind if we run our fingers through your hair?
[Reluctantly agrees] That feels nice…
- Find out more about the Pepsi Max project at Transformyourpatch.com.
Hair bobbles Robbie accused Fabulous of stealing 1
Times his agent said: “Robbie isn’t used to having people running their
fingers through his hair” 1
Times Robbie said: “This is really, really daft” 5