Final 4 – A Chat with Luke Jackson
Coming into the final for Saturday, the workload has increased but Luke said he is fully fit and is just going to go for it. Winning the £50,000 would make all the hard work worthwhile especially since he has been learning to dance since he was a child; Luke said “it’s like I’ve finally achieved what I set out to do…be a great dancer.” With the money, Luke said he’d put a deposit down on a flat in London to have a life here as there is nothing more he’d like to do than continue as a dancer and afford to live in London; “it’s where you need to be.” If he does not win, he would like to see Katie win it despite having known Matt for so long, he says it’s more competitive between the two.
As a child, he was inspired by John Travolta and loves the old classics such as Saturday Night Fever, Staying Alive; the sequel, and Chorus Line. The ballroom dance routines in the show have really provided the biggest challenge for him and as a dancer, he is happy that he has conquered the challenges and is more able to do such routines. For the future, he would like to work with Madonna as “all of her concerts, shows and videos have always featured dance and respected it and she’s always got amazing routines.”