Strictly Come Dancing: Fern Britton thankful for Artem's patience

Artem and Fern
Strictly Come Dancing: Fern Britton thankful for Artem's

Strictly Come Dancing star Fern Britton has admitted she's grateful for Artem Chigvintsev's patience!

The former This Morning presenter admitted that she's been struggling in rehearsals and was glad her professional partner had been so supportive.

She said: "It's the technical side I am getting frustrated with. I find the counts very difficult and Artem may as well be speaking in Russian to me, as it's so complicated."

Fern continued: "Artem is strict and exacting. He wants everything down to the letter. He's very patient and a kind man.

"He has immaculate manners and it's me who is doing all the swearing!"

Asked whether she though Artem was pleased with being partnered with her, Fern told New magazine this week: "I don't think he thought 'Whoppie!', as I am sure I wasn't his first choice! But we do get on and we have some lovely chats and cups of tea together."

And Fern added: "It's early goes, but, no, we haven't had any arguments. He's is a gentleman."

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 airs at 9PM on BBC One tonight (Friday) and continues at 6:30PM tomorrow (Saturday).

Browse pictures of the celebs in rehearsals below...

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