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Waite a strict tutor on Strictly

Published 20/10/2010

Michelle Williams says her new partner is stricter than Brendan Cole
Michelle Williams says her new partner is stricter than Brendan Cole

Michelle Williams has revealed that her temporary replacement dance partner Ian Waite is even stricter than Brendan Cole.

Brendan flew home to New Zealand to see his family following the death of his father after a long battle with cancer.

Singer Michelle revealed: "They're both amazing. He's just as strict as Brendan, probably a little stricter."

Ian responded on BBC Two show Strictly - It Takes Two: "That's good. I know people think of me as a big softie."

He revealed: "Brendan's given me lots of directions, how to handle Michelle."

Of almost going out at the weekend, Michelle said: "It was one of the worst feelings in the world. I honestly thought I'm not ready to go home yet.

"I'd made plans to be here at least.

"I was so relieved. I had tears flowing. You'd thought they'd called my name to go home."

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