Strictly Come Dancing contestant Greg Wise revealed his wife Emma Thompson played a brilliant prank on him before sending him to do the show – by packing condoms in his suitcase in case of the ‘Strictly curse’.
The actor and producer, 55, wo is currently paired up with Karen Hauer on the show, was left red-faced when he was asked about Emma’s cheeky prank on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday.
Alastair Campbell, who was hosting alongside Susanna Reid, asked him: ‘Greg, can we talk condoms?’, as Susanna held her head in her hands and Karen cracked up.
Greg rolled his eyes and smiled as he responded: ‘If you must!’, as Alastair pressed: ‘Your wife helped you pack and put a couple of condoms in your luggage.’
Explaining why Emma, 62, had packed those for him, Greg revealed: ‘My wife, as you know, is a great gag-master. As you know, the whole “Strictly curse.”’
Alastair cheekily probed: ‘Is she going to count them out and count them in just to make sure they’re there when you go back?’
Greg explained: ‘The whole Strictly curse thing, to put it into some form of perspective, send it off with a really good gag. What’s most bizarre about it, she said it off the cuff to someone that we didn’t even know on the way into production a few weeks ago.
‘Because we are not on social media and we don’t do any of that, we’re sort of children in the forest in terms of all of this – you can’t say anything, ever, to anyone. That’s what we’ve learned!’
Emma had told The Sun: ‘I am worried about the Strictly curse, very much so. I have put a packet of Durex into Greg’s good luck card. Just two.
‘But you don’t know, do you? They haven’t got time for a lot of sh**ging, I hope, they’ll be so exhausted.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.