Alex Jones' Strictly dry-cleaning problem
Alex Jones' dry cleaning bills have become ''huge'' since she joined 'Strictly Come Dancing', as her washing machine isn't able to wash out the orange fake tan stains she keeps finding on her sheets.
Alex Jones' dry cleaning bills have become "huge" since she joined 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 'One Show' presenter - who appears alongside James Jordan in the BBC One competition - explained her washing machine isn't able to wash out the orange fake tan stains she keeps finding on her bed sheets each morning.
She told BANG Showbiz: "My dry cleaning bills are huge. I keep trying to wash my sheets in the washing machine and it didn't work. So now I've resorted to a dry cleaners and it's costing me a fortune.
"That's the down side of appearing on 'Strictly'. And of course the patchy neck that I am constantly sporting."
Despite famously acid-tongued judge Craig Revel-Horwood describing her routine last weekend as "erotic", Alex admitted she only ever feels "petrified" when she hits the dance floor on a Saturday night.
Speaking at last night's (03.11.11) Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2011 at London's Banqueting House, she added: "The only thing you can feel on that dance floor is petrified. You don't feel sexy, you don't feel happy, you don't feel anything but scared and that is the truth. Anyone who tells you any different is lying.
"I suffer with nerves very badly and I in no way agree that I am erotic, but I will definitely take that from Craig! He is the pantomime villain and when he gives you a good comment, you have to take it away and enjoy it as it don't happen very often."