Ben Cohen Was Hoping for a Male Dance Partner on UK’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

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Rugby star and straight LGBT rights ally Ben Cohen, who is competing on Strictly Come Dancing, the UK's version of Dancing with the Stars, wanted to be in the show's first same-sex pairing and was hoping to be paired up with gay Latin and Ballroom dance pro Robin Windsor (right), the UK's Mirror reports.

Said Cohen: “I’ve no qualms dancing with a woman or a man. Kristina will be easier to pick up though…I like to break down stereotypes."

Said Windsor: "He kept saying to me, ‘I hope they put me with you' … He’s amazing, the things he has done for the gay ­community. I adore him."