Children's Entertainer and Television Presenter
Jimmy may not be a familiar face to some but if your household has anyone under the age of five he definitely will. More commonly known as Jimmy Giggle, this 30-year-old children’s entertainer, along with a talking owl, has fronted the television series Giggle and Hoot on the ABC for a decade. Not to mention countless live gigs all around the country. Away from the stage, Jimmy has a son Lenny with wife Tori along with twin boys on the way later this year.
What does your family think of you signing up for Dancing With The Stars?
It’s going to be a journey for our family because we have two little twin boys on the way. But my family are very excited, I think they have high expectations for me which I’m trying to lower. My wife is so supportive, it is going to be a crazy time in our life and especially for her as she will be the mother of three children. But she was so encouraging for me and said this is something we have wanted to do for a while, something a bit different from Giggle and Hoot and my regular job. So we’re really looking forward to it.
Some viewers will have never heard of you yet you’d automatically be a favourite in other households, do you think you have an advantage with the parent audience?
Well I hope so. I hope it’s the same audience. You’ve got the kids who watch Giggle and Hoot in the day and then they tune in at night time and they’ll watch me, you know making a fool of myself again. That’ll be good, I’ll tap into that network!
How do you think Dancing With The Stars differs from Giggle and Hoot?
Oh well it’s sort of similar in a way, its performing, you are throwing yourself out there. It becomes easy now and not very challenging but only because I’ve done it for so long. I’ve done live television and stuff like that before but not something that I feel vulnerable. It’s a different art form that I’ve never done before and it really will be crazy.
Is there any dance style you are petrified of?
I’m not quite sure which ones they are but Jimmy Rees Children’s Entertainer And Television Presenter the super technical ones which involve quick feet. I mean there is one called the quick step right, surely that’s got to be to be quick feet? I feel like I’m a bit heavy in my legs or like I’ve got big thighs, I don’t know if that slows me down a bit.
Why is it important for you to win Dancing With The Stars?
I have only been here a few days now and this is the week where it has all kicked off and its fun, it’s a challenge and I think as you progress you will get a little bit more addicted to it. We all make sacrifices and we’ve all got different compromises. I want to do it for my family and I’m proud to be a Dad. I’m going to be a father of three and this is what we’ve devoted my time to now so may as well do it 100 percent.