Jason Donovan may be wowing the judges on Strictly Come Dancing, but his partner Kristina Rihanoff says he still has plenty to learn.

The former Neighbours star landed a score of 37 out of 40 with his quickstep routine on last weekend’s show, and is set to dazzle viewers this week with a challenging rumba.

But Kristina said: “I don’t think any of our dances have been perfect – he has more to learn and I think Jason as well as all of the other contestants are doing great.

“I hope we stay long enough in the competition for us to show Jason improving week on week.”

The Siberian-born dancer, who is supporting BBC Children In Need’s Land of Cake Believe campaign in association with Asda, said training for this weekend’s show was ‘going great’ – and admitted she’d love to land full marks from the judges.

“It’s still at an early stage in the competition – it would be great in the future to get a full house of 10s. At the moment we are taking each week as it comes.

“As a professional dancer for me this year it is the most exciting and rewarding. Knowing that people are supporting us is really special and we are so grateful.”

She added: “(Jason) does have a tendency to be hard on himself and doubt himself, but that is a sign of being a perfectionist.”