Strictly Come Dancing's Judge Rinder has a big crush on Darcey Bussell

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Strictly Come Dancing's Judge Rinder has revealed a secret crush on Darcey Bussell.

The telly judge says he even gets "tingles" when Darcey speaks to him on camera and behind the scenes.

Robert Rinder, who is partnered with new pro dancer Oksana Platero, even began to blush when the ballet performer branded him "cute".

"I felt myself going beetroot - I got the tingles," he said at the weekend.

Speaking to Closer magazine, Rinder admitted he had been a huge fan of Darcey for many years.

"I was at Darcey's last performance of Song Of The Earth at the Royal Opera House nine years ago, before she retired as a ballerina, so when she says hello to me now, I blush from head to foot," he explained. "I'm such a huge fan. Even backstage, I'm like a shy schoolboy!"

But while Darcey has been kind to Judge Rinder - real name Robert - it's a slightly different story with Craig Revel Horwood.

Craig has often complained about Judge Rinder's facial expressions but he says: "As long as he says constructive things I don't care."

Judge Rinder quipped: "The poor darling seems to be more upset with my facial expressions, but I can understand why that is.

"I've said it before and it's true - it must be very challenging to see someone with as much facial range as me. Also, it's been a while since he's had that suppleness."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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