The actress, who is currently on a break from her role as Val Pollard in order to star in a new play on Tyneside, said that she has always wanted to learn to dance because she used to be a "headbanger".
Hardwick told the Evening Chronicle: "Would I ever do a reality show? I'm a vegetarian so I can't go in the jungle. I would do Strictly. I'd like to learn how to dance. I'm a headbanger from The Mayfair in the '70s, so it's about time I upped the ante a bit. I think I'd be out in the first week!
"I certainly couldn't do Dancing on Ice but [Strictly Come Dancing] has a certain elegance."
Hardwick admitted that she has been put off ever appearing on Celebrity Big Brother after watching long-time friend Denise Welch being caught up in a row with her younger female housemates. She said: "If it was me, it would have been the first live strangulation. So I think I'd better not [do Big Brother]."
Hardwick's fellow soap stars Kara Tointon, Patsy Kensit and Tina O'Brien all took part in Strictly Come Dancing 2010. Tointon eventually won the competition.
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