‘This is absolute b******s’

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 star Susannah Constantine has slammed reports that she threw a strop after being paired with pro partner Anton Du Beke.

The fashion critic didn’t take kindly to the rumours that she has reportedly been behaving like a diva backstage and was disappointed to be partnered with Anton because she doesn’t want to be seen as a ‘comedy act’.

Taking to her Instagram page over the weekend to set the record straight, the former Trinny and Susannah star shared a screenshot of the article, dismissing the claims.

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Good news? I got @mrantondubeke Bad news? He got me! But so EXCITED to get started. We will have a blast and if anyone can teach an old bird new tricks it’s this man. #DeterminedtoDance 💃 💖😘😍💃 @bbcstrictly

A post shared by Susannah Constantine (@susannahconstantine) on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:38am PDT

Simply captioning the snap: ‘FYI. This is absolute b******s,’ she followed it with rolling eyes emoji and an angry emoji.

She also tagged the legendary Strictly pro in her caption alongside a love heart emoji – proving there is plenty of love between the pair.

Her followers were quick to jump to her defence over the rumours, with one responding: ‘Susannah your love and admiration for Anton and the show is so apparent. I personally wouldn’t waste my time reading that crap. Keep dancing.’

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…And we're off! Here we go #Strictly 2018 – my wonderful partner @SusannahConstantine and I are both over the moon!! Wish us the very best of luck, my loves! Glitterball… here we come!!! #strictly2018 #scd

A post shared by Anton Du Beke (@mrantondubeke) on Sep 9, 2018 at 7:09am PDT

Another said: ‘That’s ridiculous! We all know that is rubbish. You’re so down to earth and so lovely and we know you love Anton and he loves you.’

A third added: ‘We all know this is c**p – literally NO one would say no to Anton.’

While Anton didn’t address the claims, he did share a sneak peak of their rehearsals ahead of Saturday’s first live show.

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Dancing Into The Weekend With @susannahconstantine Like… #strictly #bbc #2018

A post shared by Anton Du Beke (@mrantondubeke) on Sep 14, 2018 at 10:07am PDT

Showing absolutely no signs of drama between them, the clip shows the pair laughing and joking as they practice their steps in a dance studio.

Captioning the post, Anton said: ‘Dancing Into The Weekend With @susannahconstantine Like… #strictly #bbc #2018’.

Fans were thrilled to see the short preview, with one gushing: ‘I’ve watched this on repeat! Mesmerising. Can’t wait to see your first dance @susannahconstantine’.

Even Susannah’s former TV partner, Trinny Woodall praised the pair, commenting on the clip: ‘You make her look magnificent!’

Strictly returns on Saturday September 22 at 6.15pm on BBC One.

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