WATCH: Ben Cohen's 'Strictly' Sleeveless Cha Cha

By: Brandon Voss
9.30.2013

Never thought we'd say this, but Ben Cohen might be a little too stiff.

Pulling off lycra and sequins as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, the former rugby star — who'd hoped to be half of the show's first same-sex couple — had his first official dance on the U.K. reality competition.

Sorry to report that the British gay ally and antibullying activist's cha cha with partner Kristina Rihanoff didn't score very highly.

"So I dance for the first time last night after 12 days of rehearsals," he wrote on Facebook. "I had the honour of opening the show with the first dance. It was 'TERRIFYING' lol. I have lot to work on. I'm back in the studio learning the Waltz this morning."

Check out his moves below.

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