Jo Wood’s daughter, Leah, says Strictly Come Dancing is doing her mum ‘a world of good’.

53-year-old Jo is the estranged wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 62; the pair split following his affair with Russian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova, who is 41 years his junior.

Jo has been pictured crying after rehearsals with partner Brendan Cole, but Leah insists it’s because she is putting so much effort into the training.

The 30-year-old model said: “Well obviously I see her every day, but she’s a trouper on this – she is really going for it whole-heartedly. She comes back with war wounds here and there, but I think she really loves it. She’s doing her best and that’s all she can do, isn’t it?

“She really is putting so much effort in and I hope she does do well. She has had a lot of support from the people I’ve been meeting, and it seems like everyone’s going to be voting for her.”

Leah believes this is her mother’s chance to show the world she has fighting spirit. She said: “I think it will be a great challenge for her and it will do her the world of good. It’s such a good thing to do, it really is.”

*Leah is fronting Bugaboo’s new partnership with U2 frontman Bono’s charity (RED), giving one per cent of all revenue from the pushchairs to help fight AIDS and HIV in Africa.