Hollyoaks actor admits contestants would muck around backstage

Ricky Whittle says the contestants on Strictly Come Dancing were always playing practical jokes on one another.

The Hollyoaks actor found it hard to concentrate backstage.

‘[We would] try and put each other off on TV by pinching each other’s bums, or flicking each other’s ears,’ he says.

Ricky, 28, enjoyed appearing on the BBC show.

‘[We were] giving each other wet willies, you know where you lick your finger and stick it in someone’s ear,’ he explains.

‘It’s really childish, real playground stuff. We always have a good giggle.’

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Lorraine Crowther