TV’s Eamonn Holmes has revealed that Strictly Come Dancing winner Oti Mabuse has ‘begged’ him to be her dance partner on the show, and that it could have been him instead of Kelvin Fletcher waltzing around the dancefloor.
But talking about the fact Kelvin was a late replacement for injured Jamie Laing, Eamonn said: “This woman has begged me – BEGGED me – and she promised me that I would be her partner.”
I turned it down. That could have been me sitting there.
“I turned it down. That could have been me sitting there,” he continued.
“For five years he’s said no to me!” Oti erupted into laughter.
— Jamie Laing (@JamieLaing_UK) December 14, 2019
After Kelvin and Oti’s win on Saturday night, Made In Chelsea’s Jamie took to Twitter to congratulate the man who replaced him in the line-up.
Jamie, 31, suffered a serious foot injury during rehearsals and Kelvin stepped in at the last minute.
He said: “Congratulations to @kelvin_fletcher and @OtiMabuse you guys rocked it!! Thank god for my broken foot.”
Kelvin and Oti also shared emotional tributes on Instagram after their victory.
“There are simply no words,” he captioned an image of he and Oti holding the trophy, followed by a red-hart emoji.
“This is been a dream come true,” Oti added on her Instagram feed.
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