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Strictly Come Dancing’s Robert Webb says nearly dying inspired him to join the show – and now he wants to win

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PEEP Show star Robert Webb says he wants to win Strictly Come Dancing after his brush with death due to open heart surgery. The funnyman was told his heart would fail in less than a year and had to have an emergency op to fix his mitral valve.

And he says that seeing underdog and fellow comic Bill Bailey, 56, win last year with Oti Mabuse has made him determined to triumph.

He said: “I’ve always been a big fan of the show and it’s partly my age and it’s nearly two years ago I had a big deal health thing, I had a prolapsed mitral valve which resulted in open heart surgery.

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