Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Has Ore Oduba had secret dance lessons?


Strictly Come Dancing's Ore Oduba has addressed rumours that he's had 'secret dance lessons'.

It's after the sports broadcaster became a front runner for the Glitterball trophy this year, scoring the first tens of the series last week.

Ore and pro partner Joanne Clifton left the ballroom with 39 points out of 40 for their Jive, the best marks of this year's show to date.

Ore reflected today: "That was one of the best nights of my life. I'm still in a state of shock about what happened.

"Genuinely, I haven't cried as much since my wedding. I thought I cried last week! No tears this week. I've dreamt of doing the jive on Strictly but I've never dreamt it as good as I did last Saturday."

Joanne added: "It's just all a blur. In practice he's always good and he's enjoying it but when we get to the performance every week, he just steps up a gear. I can see it in his eyes before the dance starts!"

Ore was quizzed on rumours that he secretly had past experience but insisted he was a total novice.

"It's the nicest compliment because a lot of people have been asking me on social media, have you ever danced before but I've never trained ever to dance before," he said.

This week Ore and Joanne are performing the Waltz to the Claudia Streza version of 'I Will Always Love You'.

He told It Takes Two: "It's difficult because it is so different to what we did last week. We've had a couple of days to learn it. I'm making the same mistakes all the time and that's frustrating.

"I don't think there's a real pressure after last week but all I do is want to improve and to not get the steps frustrates me.

"But if it was easy, it would be boring. It has been hard, I'll be honest."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016's live shows continue this Saturday at 6:35PM on BBC One.

And the results show is on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One as another celebrity is sent home.

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