John Torode has rejected the chance to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Lisa Faulkner and John Torode

Lisa Faulkner and John Torode

The 55-year-old TV star - who is best known for presenting 'MasterChef' - has revealed he was invited to appear on the BBC show, but he rejected the opportunity because he didn't want to deal with the pressure.

He said: "They asked me - I'd love to dance.

"But I'm not doing it. I'm not going to put myself under that sort of pressure. It's not something I want to do … definitely not!"

John - who is married to actress Lisa Faulkner - also revealed he doesn't have any ambitions to star on any reality shows in the future.

He told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "I'm very happy to be on 'MasterChef' and be part of a great production. I just don't want to be competing on a television show."

Despite this, John admitted he's a big fan of 'Strictly' and loved watching comedian Bill Bailey on the most-recent series of the show.

He said: "I love watching it.

"It's amazing what people can do on that show. Congratulations to Bill Bailey. Good on him for winning last year. I think that was great."

John's Masterchef co-star Gregg Wallace competed on 'Strictly' in 2014, but he previously admitted he "absolutely hated" his time on the show.

The TV star - who was voted off early in the series - said: "I didn’t enjoy it in any way, shape or form. Well, apart from the last day on the final.

“I really enjoyed dancing on the final and I enjoyed the practising and the physical side of it, I liked that, but performing something that I wasn’t good at? No. I hated it. Absolutely hated it."