Helen George still hurt by THOSE rumours of Strictly Come Dancing bitching

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Helen George has admitted rumours of backstage feuds on Strictly Come Dancing came as a "blow" to her.

There were claims last autumn that Helen was clashing with her fellow celebrity contestants on the show, something which both she and the other celebs always denied.

Looking back on her time on Strictly this week, Helen revealed how the allegations still get to her now.

The Call The Midwife star said: “I knew the allegations that the other Strictly participants thought I was superior and bitchy were total nonsense.

“It was all made up - there wasn’t one cross word between the stars of the show."

She continued: “But it was still a blow - because they came just when I was getting into my stride on the show, and enjoying new friendships.

“I can’t say it didn’t hurt. To be honest, it was a bit of a shock - because I had been having such a lovely time getting to know everyone.”

Speaking to Waitrose Weekend (via Daily Mirror), Helen confessed she was pleased to go out when she did.

“I was so exhausted - I was pleased at the prospect of having a bit of a rest," the actress explained. “I would have had to learn two new dances if I’d stayed in, and it was a huge relief that I didn’t.”