“When you tell people you’re doing the samba, straight away it’s ‘difficult’ it’s ‘technical’, it’s ‘the dance of death.’”

“I’m just like: ‘Do you know what? We’re in the quarter final!’ I could absorb everyone’s fear about the dance and come in dreading it every day – or be like, ‘do you know what? We’re in the quarter final and we’re having such a good time’”, she continued.

Alex added: “Every dance for me is difficult. There’s no dance that has been easy. So it’s just like every other week.

“I come in on a Monday, I’m starting from scratch, I don’t know any technical elements. For me it’s just having fun with it.”