Strictly Come Dancing star Greg Wise has revealed he gave his rivals a sweet gift ahead of the series launch.
Karen Hauer, 55, has been chosen as the partner of the actor for the BBC’s latest competition.
Claudia Winkleman was interviewed by Greg about his partnership. He revealed that he gave presents to his co-stars prior to the show.
The Crown actor said: “Each one had some homemade jam” before jokingly adding: “Poisoned of course.”
Greg and Karen sparked speculation that they were paired up as ballroom partners after they were spotted attending dance rehearsals together in the week.
The dynamic duo headed into the venue just two minutes apart.
Greg Thompson, who is married Emma Thompson, was seen having a quick smoke before heading into his rehearsal session.
He was wearing sweats and a large, tan carryall bag that he wore across his body.
Karen wore an all-black outfit with a white sweater tied around the waist.
Fans raced to their keyboards to discuss Greg’s appearance in the BBC dancing program.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: “I can’t quite articulate how much I love Greg Wise. Actual Willoughby is on this year’s #Strictly”
Another added: “Greg Wise for the win.”
A third person posted: “Only here for Greg Wise and Karen.”
While a fourth social media said: “Greg Wise is a beautiful man. That is all.”
Greg was confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing last month.
He has joined the show in honour of his late sister Clare who died from cancer aged 51 in 2016.
After his tragic death, the star moved in to care for his older sister.
Speaking about joining the show, the producer said: “My beautiful sister was a huge disco queen.
“She left our world almost exactly five years ago in a glitter ball coffin. I will channel her, as her bro can’t dance – but I’m thrilled to be dipping my toes, knees, hips and arms into this wonderful world, and hope to make her proud.”
Clare was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and started a witty and heartfelt blog detailing her battle with the disease.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday on BBC One