Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Lisa Riley loving training with Artem Chigvintsev

Lisa Riley (Strictly Come Dancing)

Lisa Riley has admitted she's loving training with Artem Chigvintsev on Strictly Come Dancing 2012.

We reported yesterday that Strictly's Robin Windsor is sick and could have to miss this week's Wembley special.

The hunky dancer tweeted this fans yesterday: “Locked in the house with a nasty tummy bug…. Totally unimpressed!!!”

Bosses have called in fellow pro Artem to help out Lisa in training, after Artem's partner Fern Britton was eliminated at the weekend.

Speaking on It Takes Two last night, Lisa revealed: “He’s got a really bad tummy bug bless him, so fingers crossed he will be OK for the weekend.”

Unfortunately for Robin, Artem is making a more than adequate replacement for Lisa.

“It was brilliant, it was a completely different day but do you know what, he’s not the task master everyone says he is. He just likes things correct," the former Emmerdale actress revealed.

But she added: "Me and Robin do enjoy everything we do together!"

Artem himself revealed to It Takes Two host Zoe Ball: “It’s really really good and she has beautiful, beautiful arms and so I think it is going to be amazing.”


This week [cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] hosts a Wembley extravaganza on Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Wembley special will also feature performances from Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue.

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