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Thursday 17th October 2019

Strictly Come Dancing: Mike Bushell likens partner Katya Jones to a 'camel'

Has she got the hump?

He was partnered with Katya Jones during the Strictly Come Dancing live launch show.

And now BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell has opened up about his dance training for the show is going.

However, Katya – who caused a stir last year when she kissed her celebrity partner Seann Walsh – might not like what Mike has to say.

BBC Breakfast star Mike has opened up about his SCD training (Credit: BBC)

The wannabe dancer has likened his gorgeous professional partner to a "camel".

He told OK! that training was "really hard" and then made the rather bizarre statement about Katya.

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Katya is brilliant, but she's like a camel – she doesn't really need water breaks.

He said: "It's really hard, physically and mentally. Katya is brilliant, but she's like a camel – she doesn't really need water breaks."

While we're pleased to hear Katya doesn't yet have the hump with Mike, he also opened up about being the favourite to be eliminated first from the BBC One dance show.

He has likened his professional partner Katya to a camel (Credit: BBC)

Mike said: "If I was a bookie I'd say the same! No one expects me to go very far so there's no pressure, but obviously I want to be in it for as long as possible because it's so wonderful."

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The journalist also revealed that he and wife Emily, who he married in May, have had a chat about the so-called "Strictly curse".

Mike said: "I've just got married and I'm the oldest male contestant this year so we just laughed about it. When I was partnered with Katya there were a few memes suggesting Emily would be gutted but it's not an issue."

He also said his grown-up daughters – Lucy, Izzy and Sophie – are really pleased he's taking part in the show.

It remains to be seen if his professional partner Katya will feel the same after it was revealed that 53-year-old Mike is said to be rather "gaffe-prone".

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