Strictly Come Dancing 2019 star David James, 49, dances with professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova, 30, on the BBC show.
In a candid chat, the former goalkeeper gushed over the pair’s “perfect chemistry” but insisted he isn’t interested in having a romance on the show.
David is believed to be single while Nadiya is in a relationship with Matija Škarabot.
Speaking to Press Association earlier this month, David said: “Logically, and this applies to anyone I’m sure, when you’re spending so much time with each other the chemistry is important, but obviously the goal for the two of us – Nadiya wants to win this competition as much as I do.
I think the chemistry between the two of us is perfect
“We want to get better and better each week and be entertaining at the same time.
“I think the situation with Nadiya and myself… there’s a goal in this,” he continued.
David went on to say his dance partner is a “fantastic teacher,” adding: “But we’re on Strictly Come Dancing, not Love Island or some other show where people get themselves together.
“I think the chemistry between the two of us is perfect because we know what we’re here for.
“We’re enjoying the process, even though being in the dance-off isn’t fun.”
In the first two weeks of the show with a public vote, David and Nadiya found themselves in the dreaded dance-off.
David James: Strictly star said he has 'perfect chemistry' with Nadiya Bychkova (Image: INSTAGRAM•NADIYABYCHKOVA)