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Clancy dismisses Strictly gossip

Messenger Newspapers: Abbey Clancy with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec after they were crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions. Abbey Clancy with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec after they were crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions.

Abbey Clancy has dismissed speculation about her relationship with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

The model won the BBC One dance show with the professional dancer at the end of last year, and their dance routine sparked speculation about their chemistry.

Clancy told The Jonathan Ross Show, screened on ITV on Saturday, that she thought twice about joining Strictly because she knew she would face stories about her relationship with whoever she teamed up with.

The star, who is married to footballer Peter Crouch, said: "I think it was one of the reservations I had about it really.

"I didn't really want to bring any of that attention home. On the launch show I was desperate to have Robin (Windsor) because we had two days rehearsal and we got to dance with all the pros.

"I connected with Robin and then when I didn't get him and he got Deborah (Meaden), I was crying my eyes out and got paired with Aljaz.

"But after a day of dancing you don't even think about anything like that. I know what went on and he knows what went on, so it's not like that, you're just learning to dance."

Clancy admitted that there was some truth to stories she had chipped her tooth at the Strictly wrap party while drunkenly attempting to eat the glitter ball trophy.

"(I) had half a front tooth and was like, 'What the hell?'" But she added: "It's fixed now."

She said perceptions of her had changed after Strictly, adding: "A few of the cast were like, 'Oh, I thought you'd be a bit of a knob in real life, but you're not'."

She said her husband was the perfect father but he does not always get it right.

"For my engagement he got the date of our engagement engraved into the ring. I was like, 'What's that?' and he was like, 'when we got engaged.' But it wasn't," she said. "He tries!"

The interview can be seen on The Jonathan Ross Show at 10.05pm on ITV tomorrow.

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