Pixie Lott has revealed she has a secret crush on Strictly Come Dancing rival Jake Wood.

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The Lay Me Down singer – who is dating model Oliver Cheshire – admitted to harbouring a soft spot for the EastEnders actor after watching his show-stopping moves on the BBC dance show.

Jake Wood



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“I absolutely love Jake and his twerking hips! I love that he just goes for it and he really gets into character, that’s why he’s done so well in his dances,” the 23-year-old pop star told Closer.

“Everyone says Jake is a bit of a guilty crush and even more people feel that way now they know he can dance. I love being around Jake – he has us all in stitches when we’re all together backstage.”

A picture of Pixie Lott on Strictly



Pixie Lott and Trent Whiddon (Guy Levy/BBC/Press Association Images)

Pixie – who is partnered with Trent Whiddon – admitted the worst part of the show is saying goodbye to friends as they are eliminated.

“Having nerves before the live shows is all part of the experience. It’s not a massive low for me because it’s what is expected from a competition of this standard, but a bigger low for me has been when we lose someone each week in the competition,” she said.

“It will either be Trent or I who leave or one of our good friends, so that is the saddest part. Everyone is so close and when you return to the show the following week and someone is missing, it’s really strange.”