There were reports last week that Steve had complained to producers over Ola's tough teaching.
But the Polish beauty hit back this weekend as Strictly headed North for its annual Blackpool special.
“It’s not very nice to hear things like that," she said of the reports. “I have been on the show a very long time and I have never had that kind of experience before.
“So it’s been very hard but I’m a tough cookie, I can take it and I’m staying strong. I work very hard on the show. I want us to work hard because I want to win.”
Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper, Ola added: “I’ve had a lot of support from the public, there’s a lot of love out there for us.
“So I’ve been focusing on preparing Steve for Blackpool all week. It’s a magical place.”
Steve was also quick to dismiss the reports, saying: : “We’ve been training really hard together, we have the same work ethic, we attack everything with the same kind of vigour and the same goals.”
Last night Steve and Ola danced the American Smooth, scoring 31 points to place them third from bottom on the leaderboard.
Strictly returns tonight on BBC One with the latest results show.
Browse pictures of last night's performances live from Blackpool below...