Pamela Stephenson's Strictly worries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 December 2010
Pamela Stephenson

Pamela Stephenson

Pamela Stephenson decided to openly admit she had a crush on 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner James Jordan so people didn't think she was having an affair with him

Pamela Stephenson was worried people would think she was having an affair with James Jordan.

The 61-year-old psychotherapist - who is married to comedian Billy Connolly - decided to openly address her crush on her 32-year-old 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner so fans of the BBC One show didn't speculate on whether they were enjoying a raunchy affair.

She explained: "I believe at some level people knew I was relishing the opportunity to have a sanctioned mini 'affair' with him - unconsummated of course - that provided an intriguing subplot for our so-called 'Strictly' story. I didn't hide my feelings, and chose to be quite open about my temporary crush on James.

"If I had not, I fear that, despite our age difference, there might have been speculation about the possibility of a little granny-s***ging going on behind the scenery!"

Being the oldest contestant to have ever reached the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final, Pamela admitted she was "extremely proud" to fly the flag for people in their sixties.

Writing in G2, she said: "Frankly, in my younger day I was one of the people who held the common prejudice that sexagenarians could not be athletic, fun-loving, vital, sexy and passionate and I would be thrilled if I did indeed help to change that tune.

"I feel extremely proud to be a flag-flier, and profoundly grateful for the way people of all ages supported me, voted for me and willed me to succeed."

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