Nancy Dell’Olio: ‘I’d pose for Playboy’

Nancy Dell’Olio has said that age means “virtually nothing” to her and that she would be “honoured” to pose for Playboy magazine.

The Strictly Come Dancing star – and former girlfriend of ex-England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson – was speaking at a celebrity “soapbox” event organised by website The Huffington Post UK.

Standing on a red box in the middle of the foyer at Westfield shopping centre in east London, the 50-year-old told shoppers: “I think the idea of age is a thing of the past. For me it means virtually nothing.

“Confidence, sensuality, energy, determination – these are all things that I feel now more in life than I have ever felt before.”

She said she would be “honoured” if Playboy magazine asked to photograph her.

Nancy also tipped Harry Judd to win Strictly Come Dancing.

“I want all of them to win but I think Harry will win, and he deserves to win,” she said.

The 50-year old said her life experience meant she enjoyed dancing on the BBC One show more than if she were younger, saying: “My experience on Strictly Come Dancing was one of the most incredible and extraordinary experiences I’ve had in my life.”

She added later: “The dancers come on there (Strictly) – they’re 30, they see me at 50 and they want to have my body.”

The Strictly semi-final will be broadcast this Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.