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Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Danny John-Jules and Amy Dowden set the record straight

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Actor Danny insists "Amy's the boss" as he thanks her for keeping him in the competition.

Strictly Come Dancing's Danny John-Jules and pro-dancer Amy Dowden have set the record straight after it was claimed that the pair had been rowing during rehearsals.

During yesterday's episode of Strictly Come Dancing's  It Takes Two, the Red Dwarf actor, 58, and Welsh dancer, 27, were asked by host Gethin Jones how they wanted to respond to the recent reports.

He said: "It has been a tough week of training for Danny and Amy. Been quite a lot of press about Strictly today and I know you guys would like to say a few words about it. How would you want to respond?"

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While Amy admitted training had got a little 'intense' between them on Wednesday, she was quick to shut down claims that she had felt 'bullied' by Danny.

"Yeah, it’s our turn this time! Things did get a little intense the other day in rehearsals,' she said.

At which point, Gethin asked: "This was Wednesday?"

"Yeah, but do you know what we took a half an hour break and got straight to it,' the professional dancer continued," she responded.

 "I've never felt threatened or bullied by Danny. I really want to get this man to Blackpool, and then to the final."


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Danny couldn't help thanking his dance partner, as he joked that she's actually the "boss" out of the two of them.

He  said: "All I can tell you is the only reason why I've got this far is because of Amy and I'd never bite the hand that feeds me.

"I'm more than happy... it's probably the best dancing we've done in the last couple of days since I've been on the show and I'm just happy to go along. She's the boss. She wears the trousers."

Sounds like viewers are in treat for a great show tonight. We can't wait to see their dance!