Strictly's Danny John-Jules admits he wasn't grateful enough to dance partner Amy Dowden following bullying row and elimination

The Red Dwarf actor, who was accused of bullying the pro dancer during their time on the BBC hit, tweeted that he should have “expressed gratitude more often”.

After we revealed Danny had been accused of "bullying" his dance partner, it appears the actor has tried to make amends and put the past behind them.

The 58-year-old wrote on Twitter: “I should of have expressed my gratitude more often. You truly inspired me.

"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the knowledge I have taken away with me, curtesy of your good self (sic)”.

The pair were voted off the show, but this morning he didn't appear to have any regrets, dancing around in the street outside his north London home in a lurid green dressing gown, socks and sliders.


The duo, who danced a Caribbean-themed Samba, found themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard for the second weekend running.

Their eviction comes after The Sun revealed Danny was rapped by bosses for a training clash with Amy, 27, which left her in tears.

But Death In Paradise actor Danny claimed reports of misconduct had been “driven by hate”.


Speculation began after it was claimed Danny and Amy had been involved in a disagreement in the dance studio, with Dowden apparently walked out of a training session.

Despite denying there was a problem in the camp the furore hung over them, and by Saturday afternoon odds on the couple to leave were at 5/1.

Danny tried to make light of the claims by tweeting a 1933 poster of King Kong grasping actress Fay Wray and captioning it: “My new CV.”

The duo even tried to set the record straight by speaking on Strictly Come Dancing's spin off show, It Takes Two.


Amy said: "Things did get a little intense the other day in rehearsals.

"But do you know what? We took half an hour break and got straight to it. I've never felt threatened or bullied by Danny.

I really want to get this man to Blackpool, and then to the final."

During the after-party Danny hit back at the decision to evict the duo.

A source said: "Danny lashed out at the judges, calling them imbeciles, and told friends and family he would have won the show.

“He was wandering around the after-party mumbling to himself and anyone who would listen.”

The source added: “Danny thinks that there was a smear campaign against him started by Amy and he is furious that she has caused him any adverse publicity.

“He blames her for speaking out to Strictly bosses and thinks he would’ve sailed to the final without the attention the story brought.

“Danny is also saying he is refusing to do the Strictly tour because of the backlash and that, in his words, he’s ‘done with the show’.”


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