The aspiring DJ – who is the son of Zoe Ball and Norman ‘Fatboy Slim’ Cook – has teased that he would love to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, which is due to return to screens later this month
The Circle’s Woody reveals his parents are DJ Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball
Woody Cook has hinted he would love to star on Strictly Come Dancing this year – which coincides with his mum, Zoe Ball, retiring from spin-off show It Takes Two.
The 20-year-old budding DJ – who is the son of 50-year-old presenter Zoe and her 57-year-old ex-husband Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim – also teased he would pick Strictly over rival reality show I’m A Celeb every time.
The youngster – who has co-starred on The Circle and Celebrity Gogglebox with his mum – set his sights on Strictly when asked by a fan if he would consider appearing on the show.
Woody has showed off his DJ-ing skills online, suggesting he would love to follow in the music-making footsteps of his father, would follow in the dance-steps of his mum as she was a contestant on Strictly in 2005, before becoming host of spin-off show It takes Two in 2011.
According to The Sun on Sunday, Woody revealed his desire to star on Strictly Come Dancing during an online Q&A with fans via Instagram.
The blossoming DJ reportedly shared a photo of himself wearing a t-shirt that had the slogan “unemployed” written across it.
Woody is quoted as suggesting reality contests could be the way forward for his career, writing: “I need a job, so you never know!… Way more likely to dance than eat bugs.”
If Woody were to become a contestant on Strictly – which is due to return to screens this month with the 19th series of the long-running show – it would mean he would miss out on being grilled by his own mother on It Takes Two.
Zoe hung up her microphone on the accompanying series – which airs during the week between weekend live shows of Strictly – at the beginning of the summer.
The TV presenting announced she is waltzing away from the show after 10 years as host – and will be replaced by former Strictly dance professional Janette Manrara, who will be interviewing contestants during the week instead.
Explaining her reason for quitting It Takes Two earlier this year, Zoe said: “It was such a hard decision, you know that show has been my life and 10 years on it has been such a joy.
“I’ll miss it so much but there comes a time you have to do new things.”
She added: “It was a hard decision to make but I think it was the right decision.”
And Zoe also remarked that she hoped leaving the show would mean new talent would be able to shine in her spot – highlighting that she rose to prominence herself only after other hosts quit shows on BBC Radio 1, where she worked in the 1990s.
Zoe’s retirement from It Takes Two was announced in May, with a statement by the star revealing: “Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two.
“As a massive @bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin & of course my main man Ian Waite. Time now for some new cha cha challenges.
“I will continue to support the Strictly family on the Breakfast Show & can’t wait to watch the Class Of 2021 from my sofa.
“Huge love & grateful thanks to Tess & Claude & the whole Strictly clan, the ITT fans, my Glam Squad, Eve Winstanley, Alex McLeod, the BBC2 gang, & of course the best telly crew ever. I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta would say “Friends for the life“ xx.”