He says: “We’ve been training really hard together, we have the same work ethic, we attack everything with the same kind of vigour andthe same goals.” Ola and Steve seem to be the only couple struggling behind the scenes.
Everyone else – including Pixie Lott, 23, Jake Wood, 42, and Caroline Flack, 35 – is loving every second.
It’s a magical place.”Wildlife presenter Steve, 41, keeps uncomfortably quiet over whether he did actually complain to bosses about Ola’s attitude.
But he’s quick to try to show they are a united force this weekend.
But folk watching at home can’t get enough of her “wooden” routines and she’s sailing through each week.
She could even do the unthinkable and ride her wave of public support all the way to the fi nal.
Those accusations came as a hammer blow to the blonde bombshell who admits she can be “fierce” in training but insists it’s only because she’s desperate to win.
And if she does, don’t expect Judy, 55, to feel guilty about knocking out better dancers.“Every week they get the leaderboard upside down,” she laughs.“We all know the judges are going to slap me and batter me before they even speak, so I’m fully aware that if I’m going to stay in the competition then it’s the public who are going to keep me in.
Still, their support has been absolutely incredible.“When I meet people in the street, they tell me that I always look like I am having so much fun.