‘Ashley’s got his phone with him all the time in case his baby is born!’
Welcome to the first of my exclusive Strictly Come Dancing blogs for HELLO! Online! Ashley and I enjoyed rehearsing for the first live show.
Weâ€™re dancing a cha-cha-cha to What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction â€“ itâ€™s a fun song so I think it matches his personality. Heâ€™s quite cheeky in it. Iâ€™m hoping the female fans will like him so we stay in the competition!
Weâ€™ve been training every day, late nights because Ashley is still filming quite a lot in Hollyoaks. Heâ€™s got a big storyline going on, so heâ€™s been needed at work all day. Weâ€™ve been starting training at 8 or 9pm and dancing until 12, so itâ€™s been quite strange for me to have the whole day off.
I wouldnâ€™t say heâ€™s a natural dancer, to be honest, he has to be taught arm work and placement, but he picks up the steps quickly.
And heâ€™s so nice to work with, such a lovely guy. Weâ€™re having a laugh as well. His fiancÃ©e Karen was due to give birth on Thursday, so heâ€™s had the phone on all the time in case she rings.
So, it could happen at anytime! If his baby is born during a live show, his mind will be all over the place. Itâ€™s quite scary for him â€“ and for me as well and itâ€™s not even my baby!