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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: John Whaite reveals he’s actually gained weight during training

John Whaite revealed he has put weight on while taking part on Strictly Come Dancing – because he’s been munching on sweets behind the scenes.

The Great British Bake Off winner is currently competing on the BBC series alongside professional dance partner Johannes Radebe.

They have been smashing it so far, impressing the judges and the viewers at home with their passionate routines.

During his stint in the kitchen on Steph’s Packed Lunch earlier today, the 32-year-old whipped up an epic dessert as he touched on his transformation.

Tucking into his Biscoff Banoffee pie, the star revealed: ’It is super sweet but when you’re dancing all day, every day…

‘I put weight on during Strictly. I did, I put half a stone on! I’m eating sweets all day.’

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John Whaite revealed he has been snacking on sweets all day (Picture: Channel 4)

Could he be more relatable?

Host Steph McGovern said what we were all thinking, responding: ‘It’s making you dance brilliantly so keep on it!’

John and Johannes will be performing a rumba to Shape Of My Heart, by Sting, on this Saturday’s show.

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John and Johannes have been smashing it on Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere on the show, he teased that the routine is ‘very sexy’ – but explained that this has made him worry about what fans will think.

‘The dances we’ve done so far have been very masculine, very powerful, a pally one with the American smooth,’ he told Steph, as well as guests Anton Du Beke and Janette Manrara.

‘Whereas this is our first intimate dance. I’m a little bit worried about that because – of course we have intimacy, me and Johannes, we have that relationship – but you’ve got to let yourself go, as Janette and Anton have both said.

‘You have to just accept that it’s close. And I’m a bit worried about what people might say about it. It is still two 6ft 2ins blokes getting close and cuddly.’

Steph, Janette and Anton were having none of it and quickly squashed his fears, insisting the pair should let viewers ‘talk’.

We couldn’t agree more.

Steph’s Packed Lunch continues on weekdays at 12.30 on Channel 4.


Credit: Original article published here.

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