Strictly Come Dancing news: Denise Van Outen loves winding up James Jordan

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Denise Van Outen has admitted she loves winding up her pro partner James Jordan.

The duo have certainly hit off together since being paired up during September's launch show, and it seems that the partnership is working.

Last Saturday night saw James and Denise top the leaderboard with the highest score of the series so far, with all of the judges giving the pair an eight out of ten.

Speaking to Reveal magazine this week, Denise said: "I would say human-wise, he's like the male version of me and the pair of us just wind each other up something chronic."

Denise explained how the pair have become somewhat distracted during training however, as they try and out-do one another with the practical jokes.

"He hasn't got me back for stealing his trainers yet," she said. "He was planning to, but then I got this injury [whiplash], which is worse now because he's got more time to plan his revenge."

And despite all the banter between them, Denise insisted: "We haven't had any bust ups and I respect him as a teacher."

She added: "He's always right - but I hate to admit that!"

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly[/cat] continues this Saturday and Sunday as Strictly goes to Hollywood for a movie themed night!

Johnny Ball became the first celeb to be eliminated last Sunday, and this weekend will see another star get the axe!

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