Artem Chigvintsev dismisses Strictly chances

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2012
Artem Chigvintsev

Artem Chigvintsev

Artem Chigvintsev has dismissed his chances of winning 'Strictly Come Dancing' with Fern Britton and believes he has been "stitched up" by producers of the BBC One show

Artem Chigvintsev has dismissed his chances of winning 'Strictly Come Dancing' with Fern Britton.

The professional dancer - who won the competition with 29-year-old actress Kara Tointon in 2010 - is said to be less than impressed with producers of the BBC One show for pairing him up with the 55-year-old TV presenter.

An insider said: "He feels stitched up. He knows he won't be in for long."

Fellow professional Anton Du Beke is thought to be worried about teaming up with model Jerry Hall - the ex-wife of Rolling Stones rocker Sir Mick Jagger - because she has spent too much time "posing" during rehearsals.

A source added to the Daily Star newspaper: "He thinks she'll be a handful. At rehearsals she stood there posing. She must think it's a catwalk and not a dance floor."

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith is partnered with Flavia Cacace, but she is said to be concerned that he will not want to do many of the big stunts and tricky dance moves on the show.

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is to partner Natalie Lowe and 23-year-old actress Dani Harmer will team up with Vincent Simone.

Denise Van Outen recently admitted she is worried that she and her partner James Jordan - whose dancer wife, Ola Jordan, is paired with former 'EastEnders' star Sid Owen - will get into trouble on the show because they're both "mischievous".

She said: "We'll get told off because we're both mischievous. I'm a right show-off and I'll get carried away. We'll have a lot of fun."

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