Steve Backshall 'can't wait' for Strictly Come Dancing to end?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2014
Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall has reportedly told friends he can't wait to return to his day job as a wildlife presenter when his stint on 'Strictly Come Dancing' comes to an end

Steve Backshall reportedly "can't wait" for his stint on 'Strictly Come Dancing' to come to an end.

The 41-year-old TV presenter is said to be tired of trying to impress his professional dance partner Ola Jordan and is desperate to return to his job hosting wildlife show 'Deadly 60'.

A source revealed: "Steve has been telling people he can't wait to get back to the day job, he really isn't enjoying himself and has been really troubled by the show process.

"He has spent years tackling wild animals but Ola is one tough cookie he cannot crack."

Steve - who has remained at the middle of the Strictly leaderboard throughout the competition - was reported to have fallen out with Ola last month and is now said to be putting on a brave face for the cameras.

The source continued to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "In front of the camera and when they are out they act like friends but behind closed doors they still aren't getting on.

"He can't wait to get back to his adventures and do his own thing."

Ola won the BBC One celebrity dance contest with presenter Chris Hollins in 2009 and was said to be keen to win this year amid rumours she and husband James Jordan are planning to start a family in the near future.

However, The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, Pixie Lott and 'EastEnders' actor Jake Wood are among the stars who are favourites to win the current series.

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