Okay, so we’re pretty sure 90% of the professionals and celebrities have been initially disappointed in their Strictly Come Dancing partners in the past, but it’s only in this series that those opinions have started to be voiced.
After Anton Du Beke was less than supportive of his partner Judy Murray (understatement of the century BTW), it’s Steve Backshall’s turn to voice his real thoughts on his partner.
And let’s just say we don’t think his relationship with Ola Jordan is heading for the BFF camp any time soon.
After THOSE bullying claims a few weeks ago, we kinda guessed that the course of Team #DASH never did run smooth after all.
Now, after the couple were voted out on Sunday night’s show, Steve, 41, has admitted that he had another dance partner in mind.
Not awkward AT ALL.
He told The Mirror: “You don’t get a choise. I probably would have chosen Anton because he was the only person I knew.”
We repeat: NOT AWKWARD AT ALL.
Steve did have some ice for that burn though, as he revealed that the two had put their differences aside for the sake of the competition. Sure.
He revealed: “You go through so much together as a couple and I know it’s only dancing and only an entertainment show, but you genuinely put in so much work and so many hours.
“You don’t want people thinking that it was absolute hell – that would be awful.
“My first impression was just to kind of rise above it and not say anything but actually, eventually, you just want to say ‘listen, it’s all cool’.”
So, not saying anything about it went well right? This all comes after claims the couple were given a chaperone for their training sessions after Steve accused Ola of bullying him during rehearsals.
A source told Daily Mail: “Ola’s harsh treatment has flattened [Steve] and made him lose confidence – she was very rude and impatient.” OUCH.
Ola’s husband James Jordan stirred up even more controversy when he claimed on Twitter that the BBC leaked the story about Steve’s complaint in one of his rants about the show.
It took a whole week for Steve and Ola to address the rumours, with Ola saying: “It’s not very nice and I work hard on the show and I’ve been on it a long time, but I’m a tough cookie. I’ve had a lovely reaction from the public, there’s a lot of support out there for us. I want to win so we’re working hard.”
Steve added: “We’ve been training really hard, I think we have pretty much the same work ethic and attack everything with the same sort of vigour and it’s going great. She is fierce, but in a way that we both want to achieve.”
Wowsers. It’s already been one hell of a drama-filled series, after numerous shocking dance-offs and backstage romance rumours.
Perhaps Anton and Steve could perform their own duet for the final!
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