Strictly Come Dancing has beaten claims that they are “frustrated” with Katie McGlynn balancing hollyoaks and rehearsals for the show.
The 28-year-old actress juggles the BBC One series alongside her role as Becky Quentin on the Channel 4 soap.
According to reports, Katie’s schedule has “increased” behind the scenes.
A source revealed The sun: “Tensions seem to mount as the actress struggles to reconcile her two major commitments.
“There is no evidence that it was Katie who was to blame. Hollyoaks pulls her in one direction and Strictly pulls her in the other. “
The insider added, “But there is no doubt that she is exhausted from her schedule and not training as much as she would with Gorka, who even arranged rehearsals in Manchester to make her life easier.”
Strictly Come Dancing hits back on Katie McGlynn reports
However, the BBC has confirmed that it is not.
A Strictly spokesperson told Entertainment Daily, “The suggestion that the Strictly production is disappointed with Katie for some reason is categorically wrong.”
ED! also contacted Katie’s agent for comment on this story.
Despite the reports, Katie takes competition very seriously.
Before the show, the actress hired a personal trainer to help her get in shape.
On Instagram, she said, “Brad was highly recommended to me by a close friend earlier this year.
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“I really wanted to increase my fitness level after the lockdown and of course the exciting news from Strictly was my motivation to pull up my socks and train again.”
And the training already seems to be paying off.
In the first week of the show, Katie and Gorka received a respectable 22 points for their tango.
Katie discusses her dance debut
The former Coronation Street star opened her first dance at It Takes Two this week.
Speaking to Janette Marara, Katie admitted, “I was so happy and relieved that I was on cloud nine when we finished.
“I was so nervous because it was our first dance and tango is a difficult man.
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“Of course I’ve never done that before, but I’m super proud of ourselves that we made it and to know that everyone was clapping and the participants were clapping – it just felt amazing.”
Meanwhile, Katie and Gorka dance the jive to Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo tonight (October 2nd).
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