Regarding recent relationship rumors, EastEnder Jamie Borthwick has officially cleared the air.
On the soap opera, the actor portrays Jay Brown. He has denied rumors that he is seeing Danielle Harold, a former co-star who most famously portrayed his on-screen wife Lola Pearce-Brown.
Before his holiday Strictly Come Dancing performance, Jamie spoke to The Mirror and said that, despite rumors to the contrary, he and co-star Jazzy Phoenix are close friends.
Both Danielle and Jazzy were connected to me via them. He said, “I’m really shocked they haven’t connected me to Nancy [Xu], my strictly professional partner.”
“I’m simply enjoying the tranquil life; there’s no lady on the scene right now.”
The actor continued by gushing about how well he got along with Jazzy, who had just started working at the Square as Nadine Keller, a sex worker.
“We clicked like a pair of on fire. similar to a brother and sister,” he clarified. “Nadine went a little abruptly, but they return just as quickly!”
Together with a number of well-known names, the soap star will compete to become the Christmas Champion by taking to the famed ballroom on Christmas Day, December 25.
Accompanying Jamie on the joyous The Waterloo Road actress Tillie Amartey, rugby star Danny Cipriani, historian Dan Snow, BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, and Sugababes vocalist Keisha Buchanan are all strictly unique.
Jamie expressed his excitement about moving from East End to Elstree once the Christmas episode cast was announced.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special cast this year. I’m eager to pick up a new talent and challenge my dancing, from Walford to a Waltz. Get me on that dance floor, I want to spread some Christmas happiness and have a good laugh with my professional dancer,” he exclaimed.
On Christmas Day, BBC One and BBC iPlayer will broadcast the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.
BBC One airs Eastenders Monday through Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Ahead of its TV airing, most episodes of the show are available for streaming on BBC iPlayer, where they are released early.