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Thursday 17th January 2019

Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden 'in tears' after row with Danny John-Jules

Dance pro Amy was on the verge of quitting the show this week, according to a report

Strictly star Danny John-Jules left dancing pro Amy Dowden in tears and on the verge of quitting this week, a newspaper report claims.

The Sun claims Red Dwarf actor Danny, 58, has been given a dressing down by Strictly bosses for swearing and shouting at his partner during training sessions, causing her to flee rehearsals on Wednesday.

Amy, 27, was left "in bits" by Danny’s broadside, according to an unnamed show source, with the Death In Paradise favourite reportedly insisting to her: "I’m the star, not you."

The newspaper also reports "everyone" on Strictly is hoping Danny - who crashed to the bottom of last weekend’s leaderboard after bungling his quickstep - will be sent packing from the dance floor on Sunday.

"I’m the star, not you" (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

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A source is reported to have said: "Amy’s been crying constantly at the hands of Danny. He gets very angry in the training room and he swears and shouts at her a lot.

"He also makes a lot of snide comments about him being ­famous and her not.

Things have been bubbling away for a while and it all came to a head on Wednesday

"Things have been bubbling away for a while and it all came to a head on Wednesday."

However, it is believed the pair have since resolved any problems they may have had and are back in rehearsals for this weekend’s samba.

The pair are said to have fallen out on Wednesday (Credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

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Last week Danny slammed his fellow Strictly contestants, describing the celebs' star presence as an "insult" to variety performers.

"I'm not a celebrity, I'm an entertainer. That's the difference," he told The Sun.

"I'm a different level. I'm talking about variety artists I came up working with people like Norman Wisdom, Bernie Winters, Freddie 'Parrot-Face' Davies and Vince Hill and on and on and on... They’re stars. Celebrities today are an insult to those guys."

Danny has criticised his fellow Strictly pros (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

He also said anyone can now be a celebrity by appearing on shows like Love Island.

"I tell you when you know who a star is. It’s when you’re in a room full of celebrities, because the celebrities will be looking at the star," Danny added.

The BBC declined to comment on the report this morning.

Amy and Danny will be back with a samba this weekend (Credit: Brett D Cove/

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