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Wednesday 26th February 2020

Strictly's Alex Scott addresses claims she didn't want Neil Jones to return

The Strictly star has shut down the claims

Alex Scott has responded to reports claiming she didn't want her Strictly Come Dancing partner Neil Jones to return after he had to pull out due to injury.

For two weeks, Neil was replaced by last year's Strictly champ Kevin Clifton. Despite Kevin having to step in at the last minute, the pair went on to score very highly.

Neil returned to the dance floor last night after his physio gave him the all-clear and the pair danced the Jive to Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again, which earned them 31 points from the judges.

According to reports, Alex was said to be "fuming" that Neil had returned as she still wanted to dance with Kevin.

A source told The Sun: "Alex really likes Neil. She is incredibly loyal to him. But she and Kevin have amazing chemistry. He has really been bringing out the best in her."

However, the former England football player took to Twitter to shut down the claims.

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She wrote: "Just woke up to this news. Contrary to these reports and trying to get a headline this is not the case at all ha. I think you can see from the joy on our face last night as we danced our Jive, team red is very happy to be back together @Mr NJones."

Alongside a picture of the trio, Alex went on: "Got to admit it though, I do feel like the luckiest girl alive. Not everyone gets to dance with two amazing people on Strictly, who would ever want to complain about that lol. Kevin Clifton is part of team red."

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Neil also took to Twitter to address the reports, saying he laughed when he read them.

Replying to Alex's tweet, he wrote: "Yep I started laughing when I read it this morning. As we all know happiness and positivity [don't] make headlines... Anyway, who cares, we both had a great time and enjoyed every moment of that jive and that's all that matters."

It had been claimed that Alex 'made it clear' she wanted to continue in the Strictly dance competition with Kevin, who was knocked out in week three with his celeb partner Anneka Rice.

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