Strictly Come Dancing: Denise Van Outen loving training with James Jordan and Ian Waite

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Denise Van Outen has said it's been lovely having two men for her Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals this week!

The West End beauty has been training with former Strictly pro Ian Waite, who has stepped in for James Jordan who injured his ankle last weekend.

James should be well enough to perform with Denise come Saturday, with the pair set to dance the Paso Doble to to ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes.

Speaking on It Takes Two, Denise said of the routine: “I love it but we haven’t had a chance to dance it properly because of James’ injured ankle."

She continued: “Its been lovely in training, it’s every girls dream to double up. It’s been really nice and Ian is really lovely, he’s been very helpful. But he’s [James] been barking orders at us.”

Last weekend the judges loved Denise and James’s routine and the pair topped the learderboard after being awarded three nines in their scores.

Denise topped the leaderboard last week, and admitted it was worth hurting James' ankle for!

“I loved it, it’s the first week that I’ve felt a little bit more relaxed with the dance it was great," she said.

James added: “I knew I would be able to get through it but I was worried about making it a lot worse, which unfortunately I did. ”

“It was worth it though.”

He promised: “I will dance on Saturday. I am a little bit nervous this week.”


This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 10th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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