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Strictly’s Katya Jones jokes Tony Adams ‘has a sex pack – of biscuits’

‘He always had a six pack – of biscuits!’ Strictly’s Katya Jones admits Tony Adams takes ‘every possibility’ to have break from rehearsals

Katya Jones has joked that her Strictly Come Dancing partner Tony Adams does have a six pack – but it’s a six pack of biscuits.

The professional dancer, 33, and the former footballer, 55, are partnered on this year’s series of the BBC show and are currently bottom of the leaderboard after scoring 15 points on Saturday night’s show.

Speaking to The Sun, Katya admitted Tony takes ‘every possibility’ to have a break from rehearsals, but she has faith he will find his footing yet.

Partners: Katya Jones has joked that her Strictly Come Dancing partner Tony Adams does have a six pack – but it’s a six pack of biscuits

She said: ‘He always had a six-pack — of biscuits! Definitely, over the last two weeks.

‘He takes every possibility he can to take a break. There was this woman who kept making him tea. He’d say to her, “Keep talking so I don’t have to go back into training.”‘

She added: ‘But nothing is a challenge too difficult for me. I love teaching, I love seeing people improve.’

Tony said he was taken aback by the intensity of rehearsals and has already done 50-hour weeks as he tries to learn the skills of latin and ballroom.

Katya said: 'He takes every possibility he can to take a break. There was this woman who kept making him tea. He'd say to her, "Keep talking so I don't have to go back into training"' (Tony pictured in 1998)

Katya said: ‘He takes every possibility he can to take a break. There was this woman who kept making him tea. He’d say to her, “Keep talking so I don’t have to go back into training”‘ (Tony pictured in 1998) 

The football manager also revealed he’s now eating more than ever as he burns off more calories than ever on the dancefloor.

Tony received harsh commentary from the judges following his debut performance last weekend when he and Katya did a waltz to Go West by The Village People.

Judge Anton Du Beke said: ‘When you come out and dance we don’t know what your routine is . . . and it turns out neither do you.’ 

Back in 2015, Tony underwent a life-saving heart operation after he felt pain in his chest whilst exercising in Azerbaijan.

The health scare has given him a new look on life, as he now feels that ‘everyday is a bonus’.

Performance: Tony and Katya are currently bottom of the leaderboard after scoring 15 points on Saturday night's show

Performance: Tony and Katya are currently bottom of the leaderboard after scoring 15 points on Saturday night’s show

It comes after Tony recently reflected on his battle with addiction as he marks 26 years sober from alcohol and drugs.

The sporting hero hopes to raise mental health awareness during his stint on the show. 

He told MailOnline: ‘I’m 26 years without a drink or drugs, so I want to bring some mental health awareness around life and what I do today.

‘I run a business and charities, and we use dance therapy at rehab – It’s good for the mind so I thought I’ll go for it.’

While he has been sober for almost three decades, Tony also candidly spoke up about a new addiction to work that he suffered when he was 49.

Candid: It comes after Tony recently reflected on his battle with addiction as he marks 26 years sober from alcohol and drugs, saying he wants to 'bring some mental health awareness'

Candid: It comes after Tony recently reflected on his battle with addiction as he marks 26 years sober from alcohol and drugs, saying he wants to ‘bring some mental health awareness’

He shared: ‘I had a mental breakdown when I was 49, my new addiction was working too hard and with the stress I had a heart condition. So I decided to take things a bit easier – after Strictly.

‘You can do anything when you’re free of addiction, that’s my message I want to give out,’ concluded the budding dancer.

Tony originally turned down Strictly due to his football career, despite admitting that the show offered him a decent sum.

‘One of the main reasons I turned down chances to go on Strictly Come Dancing – despite the money on offer being good – was because I was concerned about not being taken seriously as a football coach after it,’ he told The Mirror.

The former footballer rose to fame playing for Arsenal and England, before coaching both teams – before turning his hand to charity work and addiction help.

Sportsman: The former footballer rose to fame playing for Arsenal and England, before coaching both teams - before turning his hand to charity work and addiction help

Sportsman: The former footballer rose to fame playing for Arsenal and England, before coaching both teams – before turning his hand to charity work and addiction help

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