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Strictly Come Dancing star Danny John-Jules's professional partner denies being bullied by him in TV interview

Strictly Come Dancing star Danny John-Jules and his professional partner Amy Dowden broke their silence about bullying allegations in a TV interview on Friday night (November 9).

Earlier in the day, Digital Spy reported that the two had made up after a disagreement in the ballroom but that Danny had not been warned by producers over his behaviour, in spite of tabloid reports to the contrary.

The pair got a chance to answer the rumous themselves when Gethin Jones caught up with them during ballroom rehearsals on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in the evening.

“Things did get a little bit intense the other day in rehearsals,” professional dancer Amy admitted. “Do you know what? We took a half-hour break and then got straight to it. I never felt threatened or bullied by Danny.

“I really want to get this man to Blackpool and then to the finals.”

Danny didn’t address the bullying claims directly, but did say: “The only reason I’m here this far is because of Amy. I would never bite the hand that feeds me. I am more than happy.

“It’s probably the best dancing we’ve done, the last couple days, since I’ve been on the show. I’m just happy to go along. She’s the boss. She wears the pants. Why would I argue with a Welsh woman?”

The Red Dwarf star previously admitted that he’d been “devastated” when the couple’s Quickstep was panned by judges last week, and felt that he’d “let down everybody” with a subpar performance.

They’ll get a chance to make it up to fans as they dance a Samba to ‘Feels Like Home’ when Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday night (November 10) at 7pm on BBC One, and then nine are narrowed to eight on a results show at 7.50pm on Sunday (November 11).

This week’s results show also features a performance from Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo.

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