Strictly fury after Danny John-Jules sparks ‘toxic atmosphere’ with Amy Dowden

The build up to the Strictly Come Dancing final is one of the tensest weeks for the couples left to battle it out for the Glitterball Trophy.

These tensions have been ramped up in the past few days as the eliminated celebrities return to rehearse one last number.

This has led to a fall out behind the scenes as Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules has apparently ‘reignited the feud’ he had with professional dance partner, Amy Dowden.

The pair had a frosty relationship by the time that Danny exited the competition and sources have told The Sun that the atmosphere has ‘turned toxic’, with old wounds being reopened.


Danny has apparently blamed Amy for a number of the dancers and celebrities giving him the cold shoulder on his return to the show.

The 58-year-old comic actor has also bemoaned to the production team that Amy had "turned him over," during the show.

He also blames this situation for being the reason why he wasn’t booked for the Strictly tour next year.

The source said that Danny was angry from the moment he arrived and was, "ignored practically by everyone," and in particular was, "furious with Amy."

They also said that it was ‘an understatement’ to say that the atmosphere was tense.


Danny and Amy had fallen out to such an extent that, "they don’t talk, they don’t look at each other."

When not dancing together, they are apparently putting as much distance between themselves as possible.

There had been clashes when the pair reconvened to rehearse for the finale of the series, with the 27-year-old Welsh pro dancer leaving in tears after Danny had lost his temper.

At the time, Amy said that their relationship had become "a little intense," and it has meant that the build-up to the series ending show has been a little prickly.

The former contestants will be performing a group number before Stacey Dooley, Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg dance off to become the new Strictly champion.

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