Strictly Come Dancing: Rav Wilding Profile


Rav Wilding (Strictly Come Dancing partner is Aliona Vilani)

From PC to pin-up via BBC’s Crimewatch, TV presenter Rav Wilding has gone from catching criminals to catching the eye of the ladies in one swift move.

Previously in the army, where his career was cut short by an injury, Rav applied to join the Metropolitan Police and was posted to Peckham, South London. In 2004 he was successful in auditioning for Crimewatch, which he continues to present today. Rav took a sabbatical from the police force in 2008 to concentrate on TV work and is now a regular reporter on crime issues for The One Show.

Excited about the challenge of Strictly, Rav also has some reservations: “I’ve got massive thighs and have already burst out of three suits. My thighs are 27-inches in circumference and I’m worried about a wardrobe malfunction on Strictly Come Dancing. I’m worried that if something rips on the dance floor the viewers might see a little more than they anticipated.”

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