Tom Fletcher has taken a cheeky dig at his Strictly dance partner Amy Dowden for risking her secret identity being exposed in front of thousands.
Now it is known that McFly’s Tom Fletcher has been paired up with Amy Strictly professional, and they will perform their first dance routine on Saturday, 25 September.
They had to keep Amy’s identity a secret at first, as no one was allowed to find out who Tom’s partner in dance was until it was announced by BBC One.
Amy was exposed to the public when she attended one his McFly gigs in Bournemouth. This happened before the public learned that she was actually Tom’s dance partner.
Taking to Instagram to share a previously-unseen clip which was filmed after their second day of rehearsals, Tom decided to grill Amy for wearing a ‘bad disguise’ to the show – which was held at Bournemouth’s BIC arena.
In the throwback clip which saw Tom and Amy sitting in his car, Tom said: “So, we’ve just finished rehearsals – day two – and we’re on our way to the arena now but it’s not been announced yet that Amy is my partner.
Amy chimed in: “I’m going in disguise.”
Tom replied: “Going in disguise. What’s your disguise?
When Amy revealed that she had worn print, Tom mocked her by clarifiying: “But in a McFly hoodie”.
Amy burst out laughing in the car as Tom quipped: “Wasn’t the best disguise, was it Amy? You’re like a walking McFly advert.”
Holding up her McFly merchandise, Amy explained that she had worn a leopard-print dress as she showed off her disguise – a black hoodie with a white bear on it alongside the name of the band’s tour: “Young Dumb Thrills 2021”.
Tom added: “I think it was very obviously you in the McFly hoodie!”
Some eagle-eyed fans seemed to have already worked out Tom was partnered up with Amy after her shared a series of cryptic snaps which showed the star’s feet.
Tom was thrilled to be paired up with Amy for the 19th series of Strictly.
He spoke out before Saturday’s launch show and said that he was pleased to have been paired up with the person who he felt was the best of all the contestants.
He said: “All I will say is this is the person I wanted the second I signed up,
“I couldn’t be happier to be dancing with her.”
He added: “Friday was really difficult. My body just wouldn’t do what I wanted it to do. This is something I need to remember and ensure I have enough fuel each week to perform well on Saturday nights.”
Strictly Come Dancing airs 7.45 on BBC One.
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