The latest Strictly evictee clearly loved being on the show

Lisa Riley has revealed that she found more pleasure in competing on Strictly Come Dancing over the past few weeks than she does in having sex.

The ex-Emmerdale actress became so dedicated to training for the BBC show that she wasn’t bothered about letting her personal life take a backseat.

‘Dancing has been better than sex for me,’ says Lisa, 36.

‘It’s had to be. I’m too busy for anything else at the moment. We’ve been dancing 11-hour days then having physio – we’re so busy.’

Lisa was voted off Strictly last night after losing out in the dance-off against Denise Van Outen.

She sobbed after the judges made their unanimous decision but insists she’s happy to have got as far as she did and hopes she’s made a lasting impression.

‘I did cry but I’m not sad, I’ve had the best outcome in the world. The main reason is that I’ve given big girls a voice for the first time ever – we’re not unfit,’ Lisa tells The Sun.

‘I rode that staircase faster than my dance partner Robin Windsor did. Big girls don’t just eat curry!’

SEE PICTURES Lisa Riley at the Pride Of Britain Awards 2012

SEE PICTURES Lisa Riley and the Strictly Come Dancing contestants 2012 arrive for rehearsals

SEE PICTURES Lisa Riley and the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 contestants get into their costumes

Anna Duff