Strictly Come Dancing star Jon White reveals he cried while training with pro dancer Johannes Radebe – after a very bizarre row.
The Bake Off star, who is making history as part of the first male couple on the show, admitted that Johannes was too nice of her and was overcome with feelings.
Appearing at Steph’s packed lunch, he said: “He was great. I said ‘Johannes, I don’t understand so please can you walk me through the steps, be awesome to me and I’ll get over it.’
“He was like ‘No dear, I don’t do that.’ I started crying…”
John and Johannes are rehearsing daily from ten in the morning until seven or eight in the evening, which has been a “stressful” experience for the chef.
He told Steph McGovern: “Sometimes the days are stressful and we have to take a few more breaks. Last week when we were learning the steps, I was getting really stressed… I was shocked.
“I reach mental saturation and he has to either feed me a haribo or send me home and I think it’s easier to put me in a cab and send me home.”
Discussing what it means to make Strictly history, the emotional John said: “I’ve been supporting it all my life… really the moment is here now… It’s been lovely.
“I saw Nicola and Katya do this last year and was like yes, so when this round comes I’d love to be a part of it.
“So when John said I wanted to do this and with pride, I was like this is my guy. It has to be him, it has to be me and him.”
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4 and All 4