Coronation Street star Craig Kelly has said he’s not on Strictly Come Dancing to become more famous.

The actor told The Daily Record: “I am not doing it because I want to be ultra-famous – no way – yes, I am fairly competitive when I want to be, but I just want to have a laugh and work hard.

“I am taking the training seriously and it’s really hard mentally, but I am a willing pupil and I want to learn.”

The 38-year-old, who plays businessman Luke Strong in the soap, is partnered with professional dancer Flavia Cacace.

Although admitting that it will put him in the limelight, he said he was on the hit dancing show to have fun and experience new challenges – not to gain more fame.

“Having been in Corrie helps, but I’ve never been on anything that has so much stuff written about it as Strictly. It’s a great job to be doing though.”