The love-shy long-term partner of pop singer Tina Charles has admitted after 35 years of going steady that his aversion to ‘loving’ is not solely due to his devotion to recreational dance.
Craig Steel – the subject of Charles’ 1976 hit I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) made the shock revelation in this month’s Attitude magazine. ‘It’s true that ours has been a dancefloor-only relationship right from the get go’ explained Mr Steel (56) 'Tina – bless her – has been trying to get me to stay at home and get down to an in-depth tete-a-tete for three and a half decades. The last time I actually went into her flat, there were scented candles lit and Chicago playing on the stereo – I was out of there faster than you could say ‘Kelly Marie’.
Mr Steel went on to explain that he had attempted to make ‘our basic lack of compatibility in the boudoir department’ plain through other means; specifically the medium of dance.
‘I mean: how many times does this woman need to see her ‘baby’ dancing to It’s Raining Men and So Macho by Sinnita to get the hint?’ he mused.
Ms Charles is said to be ‘deeply distraught’ at the news, especially as ‘Craigy’ had only just agreed to come over to her place for a prawn cocktail and fondue supper ‘really soon’.
‘Our Tina is coming to terms with this as best she can’ confided a close friend ‘Thirty five years is a long time to have been spun like a top by your loved one. However she’s recently retrained as an air hostess, and apparently all of her male colleagues are being really supportive – who knows what might come of that?’