Snake-hipped Kiwi admits he's in awe of his partner

Kelly Brook seems to make her Strictly Come Dancing partner Brendan Cole hot under the collar.

When they first met, the professional dancer got so flustered, he completely lost his concentration.

‘He seemed quite shy and couldn’t remember any steps,’ Kelly, 27, recalls.

‘I don’t know if I was intimidating but he had to go away for 10 minutes. He seems more confident now.’

Judge Craig Revel Horwood believes Brendan, 28, still has a crush on his partner.

‘Brendan’s lusting after Kelly like mad,’ he insists.

‘Kelly’s no fool, but thank God she’s engaged to Billy Zane – Brendan has a habit of pushing his advances.’

But Brendan says he wouldn’t try any saucy moves.

‘She is out of my league,’ he admits, but he does think she’s the most talented female on the show.

‘If you had lined them all up I would have picked Kelly out myself,’ he reveals. ‘She’s a very lovely young woman.’

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