Strictly Come Dancing: 'Friction' between Jamelia and pro partner Tristan MacManus

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There’s reportedly “friction” between Strictly’s Jamelia and her pro partner Tristan MacManus.

And it’s all down to Jamelia’s late timekeeping.

The Daily Mirror newspaper today carries claims that Tristan isn’t happy with Jamelia often struggling to turn up on time to rehearsals.

The pair were in the bottom two for the second time at the weekend and this week bookies have made them favourites to get the axe.

A source said today: “They’re really feeling the pressure after finding themselves in the bottom two last week and it has caused a bit of friction.

“Jamelia has been late for rehearsals several times and doesn’t seem to be putting in as much effort as Tristan."

They added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “He’s one of the new dancers and is super-keen to win.”

A friend of Jamelia's insisted that she and Tristan were "great friends" despite the Loose Women panellist juggling rehearsals with a hectic schedule.

They explained: “Last week was ultra-busy for Jamelia – training for Strictly, travelling between Birm­ingham and the London studios, doing Loose Women and organising her daughter’s 10th birthday party.

“She’s a busy single mum but loves being on Strictly and has found a great friend and teacher in Tristan.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday and Sunday night with its annual Halloween special.