Judge Rinder caught Strictly Come Dancing partner Oksana Platero shopping for canes

Judge Robert Rinder has said he caught his 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Oksana Platero shopping online for cane to whip him into shape

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Judge Rinder caught his 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional partner Oksana Platero shopping for a cane.

The TV judge is competing in this year's series of the ballroom and latin show but was left fearing for his life when he caught the 27-year-old dancer on sex toy websites.

The 38-year-old television personality told the Daily Star newspaper: "I caught her online searching for canes. I thought it was a prop for a routine. Now I'm not so sure. You don't want to get on the wrong side of her. She is a force of nature and very strict."

The star - whose real name Robert Rinder - danced for the first time on the show last Friday (23.09.16), and wowed judges with his "extraordinary" Cha-cha-cha.

This Saturday (01.10.16), Robert will take to the dancefloor once again to perform an American Smooth, and says he won't hold back if the judging panel - made up of Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli - give him undeserved criticism.

He said: "I haven't ever held my tongue before."

But, the legal eagle admitted that his biggest problem with 'Strictly...' isn't necessarily the dancing, but the look that goes with it.

He said: "I put this orange tan on that everyone said would make me look like a bronzed adonis. But I ended up looking like an umpa lumpa."

And Robert - who performed the best man duties at actor Benedict Cumberbatch's wedding in 2013 - also said that his favourite part of being on the show is how close the stars are off camera.

He said: "I know when people see the show they think it all looks false, but we genuinely are all friendly and supportive."

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