He also disclosed that Rose Ayling-Ellis, his former co-star and last year’s champion, gave him tips on how to succeed in the challenging dance competition.
“I’ve just put a line in that I’ve been down to the beach for the weekend,” he continued, referring to his tan. I have to have a spray tan because you have to be on Strictly, whether you like it or not.
She has been a light of brightness, he added about Rose. Take in every moment since it goes by so quickly, she advised.
She reported that even that time flew by because she was there every week and gave her all effort.
James, who is paired with professional dancer Amy Dowden, said when asked if he had picked up any technical advice from Rose: “I was unable to do that. My coach is Amy, correct?”
The soap star, however, claims that his wife Victoria, with whom he has three boys named Edward, Louis, and Hugo, constantly encourages him.
James reported that she told him to “go and give it everything you’ve got.”
Last night, James and Amy received a score of 24 for their tango to Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits.
His performance was described as “ploddy” by judge Craig Revel-Horwood because it lacked purpose.
Ellie Simmonds, a swimmer, earned 30 points for her waltz with Nikita Kuzmin to Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love.
The dance, according to Motsi Mabuse, caused her “the biggest goose bumps ever.”