JAMES Cracknell stripped almost naked to show off his white bits after undergoing a Strictly spray tan today.
The Olympian showed off his buff body in an Instagram post today as he made preparations for tomorrow night’s first live show for the ballroom dancing competition show.
He has been left is dreaming of dance steps after ten-hour training sessions with partner Luba Mushtuk.
James, 47, revealed training is taking over his life and even invading his dreams as he prepares to dance the tango with the Russian beauty.
He told Wednesday’s This Morning: “In my dreams I hear, ‘elbows, shoulders, rhythm’ and I’m like, ‘we’ve done 10 hours already!’
And Luba admitted she’s putting James through his paces, saying: “He’s doing great. We have put in a lot of hours, taking our time to do it really well.”
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Luba is a professional dancer and choreographer and has played an important role on Strictly for a number of years.
It’s her first time on the main line-up this year and she told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that there will be a few surprises as the pair dance the tango to Spandau Ballet’s hit Gold.
And Olympian James was delighted when Luba was announced as his partner.
Of starring on the show, he said: “The biggest challenge for me is allowing myself to look stupid and fail, letting myself off the leash.”
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Luba has been single since dating fellow pro Giovanni Pernice, while James recently went public with his new girlfriend, Cambridge University student Jordan Connell.
They are believed to have met during their time studying – as James is currently working towards a Master of Philosophy degree in human evolution at the prestigious uni.
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