Zoe Ball: I kept 'drooling' over Thom Evans

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2014
Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball has confessed watching hunky former rugby star Thom Evans take to the dance floor on 'Strictly Come Dancing' made her drool

Zoe Ball "kept drooling" over Thom Evans on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 44-year-old presenter, who hosts spin-off show 'It Takes Two', admits she was so nervous around the hunky former rugby player and model that she found herself lost for words.

She said: "I couldn't speak to Thom Evans at first - he was so handsome, I just kept drooling. I eventually got over it and could look him in the eye."

The blonde beauty replaced Claudia Winkleman on the main show when her daughter was injured in a Halloween accident and admits it was a daunting experience but that Claudia's co-host and Strictly veteran Tess Daly helped her through it.

She explained: "It was terrifying waiting to go on and I was worried about falling down the stairs. It was hard standing in for Claudia as she's such a big character, but Tess and everyone looked after me."

Meanwhile, Zoe is thrilled with the progress contestants such as Blue singer Simon Webbe and former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright have made.

She told heat magazine: "Everybody loves celebrities who show a massive improvement, like Simon and Mark. I've really thought, 'Wow', after Simon's recent performances."

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