Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Denise Van Outen clashes with Karen Hauer

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Denise Van Outen apparently clashed with pr dancer Karen Hauer backstage at the weekend.

According to the Daily Star, Karen, Denise and her pro partner James Jordan got into a bit of a bitching fight after the results, with Karen describing Denise as "all jazz hands, teeth and no substance".

James Jordan is quoted as hitting back: "Keep your comments to yourself."

Speaking after his exit yesterday, Nicky said: "It has been just so much fun. It is the biggest and best show in the world. To come out every Saturday night is hard, but it's playing a different character, doing a different dance - it's just been amazing.

"Karen, every week, every day has been incredible. We had a bit of a shaky start in terms of judges and stuff, but we just seemed to improve. I have to say thank you to the judges - you have been absolutely amazing with all your advice, all the people backstage - even the people that get you your coffee - I am going to miss the whole thing, it's been an amazing experience."

And defending Denise this morning, Nicky added: “Denise doesn’t deserve any stick, everyone has something.

“I’ve performed in front of thousands and thousands of people for years in Westlife, so has Kimberley in Girls Aloud. Everyone has something to bring to the table.

Browse pictures of this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing 2012 below...

Strictly Come Dancing continues this weekend with the semi-finals on Saturday 15th December at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 16th December at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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