Tony Jacklin: 'I was naive agreeing to do 'Strictly Come Dancing''

Former English golfer Tony Jacklin speaks at a press conference days ahead of the start of the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lytham, north-west England, on July 16, 2012
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Golfer Tony Jacklin says that he was "naive" to agree to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.

Golfer Tony Jacklin has admitted that he made a "naive" decision by agreeing to take part in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing reality show.

The 69-year-old finished second-last in the leaderboard following his first performance with dance partner Aliona Vilani over the weekend.

"When I said yes it was a very naive yes," the Daily Star quotes Jacklin as saying. "I grew up in golf, this is another ­discipline. It's pressure and you're rushed into another world that I haven't been in tune with.

"Never having seen the programme, it's new territory. It's all very intimidating. I want to be here and am taking one day at a time. It will get harder and I hope I get fitter."

For the last 20 years, Jacklin has lived in Florida with his wife Astrid.

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