Strictly fans think they’ve discovered the identity of Tom Fletcher’s dance partner

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17 Sep 2021, 11:20

Credit: BBC

Credit: BBC

Fans of the hit dance competition show have displayed their best detective skills after the boyband star accidentally dropped a hint on Instagram as to his partner’s identity.

McFly frontman Tom Fletcher posted a rehearsal snap to Instagram showing him and his pro dance partner from the knees down, and fans reckon they’ve worked out whose feet the picture shows a couple days ahead of the official partner reveal. 

The post shared to Instagram showed Fletcher in white socks and black shoes and his partner in black dance tights and shoes. His caption read, “My dance partner and I in day 1 of @bbcstrictly training. Don’t worry, she’s already told me off for my white socks… but who is she?”

Fans are convinced the feet belong to ballroom expert Amy Dowden, after snooping across her social media as well. 

One fan commented “Now I’m convinced it’s Amy, she was wearing black in her Insta stories!”

Another seconded this thought, adding “so I’ve just seen Toms insta story and there is a chandelier in the dance study and same as Amy’s so am 100% certain!!”

Some commenters speculated the mystery dancer may be Dianne Buswell, live in girlfriend to YouTube star Joe Sugg. However, others seemed convinced Dianne is partnered with Peep Show’s Robert Webb.

Despite the excitement, all is not smooth sailing behind the scenes at Strictly. The production was plunged into chaos this week as an unnamed pro dancer tested positive for Covid-19. Although their celebrity partner seems to be in the clear with a negative test, there are concerns as to how this is going to impact the future of the Strictly live shows as the pro waits out their self isolation period. 

Strictly Come Dancing comes back to BBC this Saturday the 18th of September at 7:45pm.