Strictly: Danny John Jules ‘given final warning by show bosses

Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John Jules ‘given final warning by show bosses after leaving his pro partner Amy Dowden in tears over his bullying behaviour’

  • Danny, 58, has reportedly sworn and shouted at Amy, 27, during training 
  • On Wednesday Welsh dancer Amy allegedly fled their training session and told producers she didn’t know if she could continue with the show
  • A show insider has told MailOnline that it’s been ‘a tough week’ for the pair 
  • Danny hit the headlines last week after declaring that he thinks most celebrities these days are an ‘insult’ to real entertainers such as himself

Strictly Come Dancing star Danny John Jules has reportedly been issued with a ‘final warning’ by show bosses over his ‘bullying’ behaviour.

The Red Dwarf actor, 58, has allegedly left his professional partner Amy Dowden in tears during training, after shouting and swearing at the dancer, who is in her second series of the hit BBC show.

The Sun report Amy, 27, threatened to quit the show, while a source has told MailOnline it has been a ‘tough’ week for the pair.

Tense: Strictly Come Dancing star Danny John Jules has reportedly been issued with a ‘final warning’ by show bosses over his ‘bullying’ behaviour

Sources have claimed that Amy, 27, stormed out of training this week after her partner swore and shouted at her.


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‘Amy’s been crying constantly at the hands of Danny. He gets very angry in the training room and he swears and shouts at her a lot.

‘He also makes a lot of snide comments about him being ­famous and her not.

Star: The Red Dwarf actor, 58, has allegedly left his professional partner Amy Dowden in tears during training, after shouting and swearing at the dancer

After fleeing to a cafe after a tense session on Wednesday, the Welsh dancer called producers to say she did not know if she could continue, leading to bosses to step in and hold a series of meetings with the acclaimed actor. 

The insider adds that popular Amy is being supported by her fellow dancers on the show, and alleges ‘everyone on Strictly wants Danny to go.’

A source close to the show played down the incident to MailOnline though, explaining: ‘It’s been a tough week for Danny and Amy learning their challenging Samba routine.’

Angry scenes: Sources have claimed that Amy, 27, stormed out of training this week after her partner swore and shouted at her

Threatened to quit? After fleeing to a cafe after a tense session on Wednesday, the Welsh dancer called producers to say she did not know if she could continue

‘After a long day training they had a minor disagreement but they’ve put their differences behind them and were back in rehearsals today and are looking forward to performing on Saturday night’s show.’ 

The pair were pictured looking in good spirits as they left filming for It Takes Two together on Thursday night, beaming for the cameras.   

While there is no suggestion Danny’s arguments have got physical, in 2008 the star was ordered to carry out 120 hours community service for assaulting two dustmen, in an incident the district judge called ‘ugly’.

Danny hit the headlines last week after declaring that he thinks most celebrities these days are an ‘insult’ to real entertainers such as himself.

Making amends: The pair were pictured looking in good spirits as they left filming for It Takes Two together on Thursday night, beaming for the cameras

The 58-year-old compared himself to the likes of Cliff Richard and George Michael, claiming that he thinks of himself as an ‘entertainer’ rather than a celebrity.

Danny confessed during an interview with the Sun that he considers himself in a different league, after the Strictly line-up was criticised for its lack of ‘real’ celebrities.

He said: ‘I’m a different level. I’m talking about variety artists. I came up working with people like Norman Wisdom, Bernie Winters, Freddie ‘Parrot-Face’ Davies and Vince Hill and on and on and on… They’re stars. Celebrities today are an insult to those guys.’

Tough week: A source close to the show played down the incident to MailOnline , explaining: ‘It’s been a tough week for Danny and Amy learning their challenging Samba routine.’

However rather than blaming producers for the what he considers a lack of entertainers, he claims it is impossible to find a genuine star these days.

The actor said that all you have to do to qualify as a celebrity is appear on a couple of episodes of Love Island, which causes confusion between a celebrity and an entertainer.

To clarify, he said that you know when a star is present because all of the celebrities in the room will be looking at the star. 

Danny and Amy scored the first ten of the 2018 series with their jive two weeks ago, but in a shock result the pair crashed to the bottom of the leaderboard during their latest performance on Saturday night with a score of just 22.

Meanwhile Amy has been battling a nasty ankle injury after clashing with fellow pro Gorka during a group dance practice for the Halloween special of the show.   

While the dancer had to be strapped up for their American Smooth performance to Spirit In The Sky, Amy believes it actually helped Danny achieve a score of 30 the week before last, as he was so caring.

She added : ‘We didn’t get to rehearsals at all on the Friday. I actually think it helped Danny. Going in and out of the lifts he was really acting. He was brilliant, he lifted me round that floor beautifully and I wasn’t worried.’

Moving on: ‘After a long day training they had a minor disagreement but they’ve put their differences behind them,’ the source has told MailOnline

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