Stepping Out host Davina McCall says of celeb couples, “Tempers have flared up and I think more will happen!”

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Veteran TV host Davina McCall has revealed that new ITV dance show Stepping Out can make or break the celeb couples who are taking part…

And she confessed that she’s not sure she and husband Matthew Robertson would’ve come out of the show with their relationship in one piece had they signed up!

Speaking to The Sun’s TV Biz, Davina said, “The interesting thing about this show is that you have two novices leading each other…

“As a team, each couple is only as good as their weakest link. and each dancer will be scored individually.

“That could be difficult if a couple are given very different scores.”

And of behind-the-scenes drama, she added, “There have already been moments where tempers have flared up, and I think more will happen.

“People will get tired week by week and that’s when the mutual support becomes important.

“If a couple has been together a long time that could be an advantage, if you get on really well.”


The paper adds, “But Davina admitted that, despite being married to husband Matthew Robertson for 13 years, she would not have signed up.”

She said, “I know that if Matthew and I had tried to do this a year into our relationship, it would’ve been very different to now.

“But that said, the pairs who have been together a relatively short time — Oritse Williams and AJ Azari and Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams — are really good together.

“You have to devote a huge amount of time to this show because it’s so intense.

“With our kids the ages they are I don’t think I could have found time to do it.”

Stepping Out Final Logo

As mentioned above, Stepping Out debuts on ITV1 tomorrow at 6.30pm, and as we’ll see, after the live routines, each celeb pair will be judged by the panel, which consists of Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep.

Finally, Davina said, “I am really excited about the show, although a lot could go wrong on the night.

“All the celebrities have struggled and, for the non-celebrities, just getting up on stage is nothing short of miraculous.

“There is also no going back — if they forget the routine, they forget and we won’t restart the music.

“There haven’t been any accidents yet and fingers crossed it will be OK on the night.”

Here’s a look at the show’s trailer…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.