Strictly host interrupts Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez love fest

Strictly Come Dancing host Janette Manrara had to sashay in to stop Helen Skelton and her pro partner Gorka Marquez having a "love fest".

Helen, who recently split with Leeds Rhinos ex-husband Richie Myler, has said she came on Strictly "to have fun" and it appeared she and Gorka are having a great time.

Janette had to step in and put a stop to what she called their "love fest" after the pair were play fighting, touching and teasing one another on the It Takes Two sofa on Thursday (November 3) as they spoke about their dance at the weekend and an upcoming jive.

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Helen told her: "In the week Gorka went, 'just let me take you away', and he did, it was nice." Janette asked Gorka: "Where did you take her?"

"The woods!", he replied, before adding: "The Strictly woods" as he held his hands up in a gesture of innocence.

It came after Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, earlier on the programme, had told the pair: "To get back at the top of the leaderboard, just be more focused together as a partnership.

"I mean, when you're in a partnership you need to listen to each other's bodies, you need to match each other and that's what I'm talking about. I sometimes feel like they are fighting each other a little bit rather than becoming one thing."

Gorka then gushed to Janette: "I just love the way she listens to everything I say and tries to take it on board and always does her best.

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"On Saturday in my honest opinion it pays off because when she dance to me she makes it look effortless, and that's what you want as a dancer, you know it's not easy but when you make it look easy you know something is working so I'm very proud of her and what she does."

Countryfile host Helen added: "Gorka winds me up all the time, when we're waiting to go on and everyone else is going 'it's fine it's fine', he's there going 'oh better get ready (for the dance off) Helen'.

Gorka added: "I like to put myself in the worst case scenario and then if it's not the worst case scenario it's good news. But the result of the choreography is that you do it well."

Helen added: "No, you're nicer than me! I'm nicer than you!" as she playfully pushed him on the shoulder. Janette then stopped their play fighting, adding: "Oh stop it, it's a love fest!" as the pair cracked up.


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