Eastenders’ Jamie Borthwick wants Strictly judge Craig to have a go at him

EastEnders’ Jamie Borthwick pays tribute to co-star

Jamie does not have any background in dance and said that he hopes all of the judges go easy on him. In an interview with the BBC, he said: “I can’t come back and improve every week to work on my frame or footwork, and I’m sure they’ll see it’s Christmas and we’re all novices”.

“But, I feel that if I don’t get something negative from Craig, then I haven’t had a Strictly experience”.

Nancy said that seeing as it is Christmas time, the notorious villain on the BBC show “will be very merry with you”.

Speaking on learning the festive routine he said that he has “enjoyed learning a new skill” and credited his partner, saying: “Anyone can teach anyone how to do their craft, Nancy can tell me to put my right leg here, and point your toe, but she explains it in a way that I understand. For me, that’s the difference between a teacher and a great teacher, and that’s what she has done this whole experience”.

Although he joked that he is not a naturally good dancer the journey so far has been “thrilling”. In terms of his effort and preparation for the upcoming performance he admitted: “I’m a realist, but I am trying. I’d give myself a nine for effort because I have really tried”.

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“Everyone is so lovely, so to just be around everyone its magic! I’m going to be sad when it’s all over.

Jamie appeared to be blown away by the pro’s and said “it really goes to show you how good they are.

“I’m thinking about my frame, my footwork, my toe, my hand, and when you watch the pros dance they are the crème-de-la-crème! They are the best in the world, they are amazing”.

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Jamie revealed that he is loving the process and they have a laugh in training.

“When it’s time for us to work we do what we need to do,” he remarked. “But it’s so important we have a laugh. I’ve tried to absorb as much as I can while we’re together.”

“The first time we met each other, he made me laugh non-stop. He gives it his all and trusts me and tries everything.” 

Crediting the star she admitted that she has had the best time.

Adding: “I’m so glad I have him as my Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special partner.

Earlier this year he was involved in a moving storyline with I’m A Celebrity campmate Danielle Harold.

The pair wowed fans with a harrowing storyline, which saw him win best actor at the Soap Awards.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Christmas Special will air on BBC and iPlayer at 4:40pm on December 25th.

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