Strictly star lodges ‘bullying’ complaint against show partner

It’s usually all smiles and hugs for the camera on Strictly Come Dancing, but it looks like one couple are definitely not seeing eye-to-eye in this series.

According to reports, star Steve Backshall has lodged a formal complaint to the BBC against his professional dance partner, Ola Jordan, claiming that she is 'bullying' him.

The 41-year-old presenter has accused Ola of being ‘rude and impatient’ during their rehearsals for the show, something which he claims has damaged his confidence.

A source told the MailOnline: “Steve is a very bouncy personality, up for any challenge, but Ola’s harsh treatment has flattened him and made him lose confidence.”

“Ola is a cold and very distant personality, who refuses to mix with Steve’s family and friends,” the source added.

The BBC have clearly taken the complaint very seriously and have assigned a chaperone to oversee their rehearsals for the rest of the series.

All eyes will be on Ola and Steve tonight, then.