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We had a quickie with dancing rugby player John Mametsa

2014-09-10 06:52

Cape Town – The Strictly Come Dancing finale is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see who has the best moves!

Just missing a spot in the top 3, John Mametsa left with a humble heart and couldn’t feel more grateful for the experience.

What is a Channel24 quickie? It’s a spontaneous episode consisting of five frisky questions in which celebs and Channel24 have a brief frolic leaving all parties involved feeling satisfied and craving a cigarette.

We spoke to the former rugby player about his lifting trend, dropping Nombulelo and taking his wife dancing.

Did being a fit rugby player, help with working out dance routines in anyway?

It certainly helped with regards to having long lasting energy and the stamina needed. But I was still so surprised that my fitness had to be taken to another level because I was using different muscles that I wouldn’t normally use.

What is your arm workout routine and how often do you work out?

Well I’ve always had big arms, when I was still playing rugby it was easy.

It doesn’t take that much to work your arms out and because I was playing so much rugby it was easy to build muscle. I now have to just maintain them.

I’ve been gyming since I started playing rugby and after I stopped I just gym more. I work out 5 days a week.

Were you ever worried you would drop Nombulelo?

In the beginning Nombulelo was very worried I would drop her. She isn’t used to doing lifts with her dance partner because he is built smaller than I am. So they never do things like that. But as time went on she started trusting me more and it was all about us working together as a team and trusting one another.

Did you ever drop her or have any other accidents during practices?

There were never any bad accidents and she never touched the floor when I lifted her. There was once that I missed the mark but I made sure she didn’t fall.

Apart from a few bruises on her body, and the occasional black eye she gave me, we worked very well and there were no fatalities.

Where would you take your wife dancing?

I struggled with ballroom dancing on the show. Nombulelo’s height played a role, she is a bit shorter and so when I danced with her I had to slouch. My wife is taller though so I would love to try ballroom dancing with her, every now and then just for fun.

Strictly SA is broadcast on SABC3 every Friday at 20:00 and the results show on Saturdays at 19:00 after the 18:30 news.

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