Ex-Strictly star claims some execs have been sad with their movie star pairings


Strictly Come Dancing‘s movie star partnerships have proved very divisive through the years.

Though they’ve offered us with many relationships and friendships, not everyone seems to be at all times proud of who they’re paired with.

Radio presenter Scott Mills, who appeared on the present in 2014, admitted that execs usually weren’t impressed with their selections.

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“On my collection, there have been some dancers who weren’t proud of their celebrities,” he mentioned. “Nevertheless it was by no means seen on display screen.”

His outdated co-host Chris Stark added on Radio 5 Dwell: “One of many issues that will get me is when the contestant meets the dancer for the primary time they usually each must fake that they might have chosen one another.

“The possibilities that each contestant has been linked with precisely the fitting dancer and that dancer has been linked with precisely the fitting contestant is mind-boggling. You’ve got extra likelihood of profitable the lottery.

“It is the mendacity, going, ‘You’re precisely who I wished’.”

Former professional James Jordan beforehand advised Free Girls he was initially “barely gutted” when he was paired with comic Pamela Stephenson.

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“I am a dancer,” he mentioned. “I do know I do not dance like I did ten years in the past, that is a truth of life. Would I’ve wished somebody of their 20s with dance coaching? After all, it makes my job simpler.

“However in hindsight, I realised this girl was superb as I began coaching her.”

Boxer Anthony Ogogo added that he wasn’t the primary alternative for former professional Oti Mabuse after they have been paired in 2015.

“Once we bought partnered up, I mentioned to Oti, ‘Did you want me whenever you first met me?’ and he or she mentioned, ‘No, probably not, you appear like an arsehole’,” he mentioned.

“Actually, to be truthful, we did not make buddies earlier than we bought picked.”

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.

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