She added: “It’s really refreshing what Bill is doing and how he’s pushing himself. He’s showing that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover!”
And it seems the dancing groove has rubbed off on him, as he revealed he’d love to keep it up even after the show is all done and dusted.
“I’d love to keep dancing after Strictly,” he said.
“I really enjoy it and I hope that comes across. It’s just such a joyous sense of freedom and exuberance!”
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7:25pm on BBC One.