Strictly Come Dancing professional Katya Jones has admitted that former professional boxer Nicola Adams may not have the natural inclinations of a dancer, but that she definitely has the potential to learn in the competition.
On Sunday evening, Nicola and Katya made it through the first round of elimination on the BBC dancing show, having wowed the judges and audiences with their moving Couple’s Choice routine.
This coming Saturday, the pair will face the first of this year’s themed weeks – Movie Week – although we don’t know yet what film they will be paying homage to.
Following the results show on 1 November, Nicola teased her Twitter and Instagram followers by withholding which film she and Katya have been assigned, writing: ‘I can’t wait to tell you what movie we are doing for Movie Week, you’re gonna love it.’
Nicola has undoubtedly made progress with her dancing skills since beginning her training mere weeks ago.
Speaking about her development as a dancer, Katya admitted that the Olympic-winning athlete lacks ‘natural grace’ and ‘plasticity’.
The professional dancer also reflected upon her previous dance partners in the competition, describing some as ‘problematic’.
‘Nicola is my fifth dance partner and there have been some who were… problematic, let’s say,’ Katya told The Sun.
Katya’s previous partners include politician Ed Balls, actor Joe McFadden, comedian Seann Walsh and television presenter Mike Bushell.
‘And even if you take Nicola, she does not have natural grace, plasticity. But, if you apply the right method, I believe anyone can learn.’
The former professional boxer said that she ‘never thought’ she would ‘enjoy dancing’ as much as she has been, adding: ‘I’m a dancer baby.’
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One.
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