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Strictly's Tristan MacManus struggling with partner Jamelia


Jamelia has said to be in hot water with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Tristan MacManus after showing up late for rehearsals.

The pair landed in the bottom two last week and now the former Voice of Ireland coach is in trouble with her professional partner as he believes she’s not working hard enough.

”They’re really feeling the pressure after finding themselves in the bottom two last week and it has caused a bit of friction,” an insider said.

Nicky Byrne, Jamelia, and Steve Cooney at RTE

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”Jamelia has been late for rehearsals several times and doesn’t seem to be putting in as much effort as Tristan.

”He’s one of the new dancers so he’s super-keen to win,” a source told the Mirror.

The 34-year-old singer and Irish man, went head-to-head with Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe in the dance-off on Sunday after failing to impress the public with their foxtrot but were saved by the judges.

Jamelia and Tristan are now working hard to get back to their best, dancing the jive to The Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show this weekend.


Strictly friends: An insider has said Jamelia has found a friend in Tristan

Although the pair are said to be clashing, TV insiders have revealed Jamelia has found a friend in the Irish dancer.

”Last week was ultra-busy for Jamelia – training for Strictly, travelling between Birmingham and the London studios, doing Loose Women and organising her daughter’s 10th birthday party,” a TV insider revealed.

”She’s a busy single mum but loves being on Strictly and has found a great friend and teacher in Tristan.”