Charlotte Church said she has been amazed by ex-partner Gavin Henson’s moves on Strictly Come Dancing – because he has never been much of a dancer.

The singer said she had spoken to the rugby star to congratulate him after his first week’s performance.

Gavin wowed judges and viewers after dancing a waltz with partner Katya Virshilas on Saturday night.

Charlotte, who split from the father of her two children earlier this year, was also dazzled by his footwork.

In an interview to be broadcast on the Real Radio Breakfast Show, in the North West, she said: “He was amazing I was so shocked because he’s never really been a dancer, to be fair.

“But he was absolutely brilliant, so I spoke to him afterwards and I said you were amazing, well done fella,” Charlotte told presenters Ditchy and Salty.

Viewers saw the player joke on Saturday’s show about how much he was enjoying his new lifestyle after he saw the dancers’ beauty regime.

“Maybe I missed my vocation in life – being in the changing room the other day with the male dancers and they’re all plucking their eyebrows and doing their hair, I was like, ‘Yeah this is me’.