Brian and Oritse gear up for Stepping Out showdown

The final of ITV’s dance show Stepping Out is due to be aired on Saturday night, with Westlife’s Brian McFadden and JLS star Oritse Williams battling it out for the series title.

The pair fought off competition from four other couples to reach the final of the show, which sees celebrities learning dance routines with their real-life partners.

Brian has been accompanied by wife Vogue Williams throughout the show, while Oritse has notched up rave reviews from the judges for his performances with girlfriend AJ Azari.

The couples took to Twitter ahead of the final to share their views with their followers, with Brian admitting he was feeling ‘bloated’ while Vogue saying she was ‘excited and delighted’.

Meanwhile Oritse added: “Me and AJ have literally pushed our bodies to the limit on this show! We need some serious sports massages and a spa to relax after finals.”

Earlier shows saw Denise Welch and new husband Lincoln Townley, Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon, and Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen and wife Jackie eliminated.

Boxer Carl Froch and girlfriend Rachael Fordingley pulled out of the competition before last weekend’s semi-final after he suffered a back injury while performing a complex lift during their rumba routine.

The show kicks off on ITV at 7.20pm.