Come Dancing’s Kelvin Fletcher says his relationship with Oti Mabuse is like ‘brother and sister’.
The pair have wowed viewers on the BBC One show with their dance routines.
“We’ve got a great friendship, sometimes like brother and sister,” the Oldham-born former Emmerdale star, 35, said.
He added that Mabuse, 29, is always there to steer him ‘when I’m going wrong, which is quite often’.
Kelvin said he was getting a better ‘frame’ thanks to the gruelling dance numbers.
“Oti tells me I’m getting more of a dancer’s body so that’s good,” he said.
The dad-of-two said family time was ‘extra special’ because the demands of Strictly mean he is away for so long. And he said he is ‘massively’ nervous during each week’s results show ‘because people have gone home you’d never expect’.
“It’s extremely nervewracking,” he said. “There’s that sense of relief when you’re saved, you want to scream out, but at the same time you’re still conscious of the people next to you.”
Kelvin and Oti