“But when you have it the other way around, and you have that imbalance… [the male professionals] are great, but they’re not rugby players. So I just thought I’d be [more] able to get into the acrobatics [with a woman].”
She went on to say: “And now, not only have I got what we’re calling an all-woman partnership with Karen, but she’s an athlete. You hold her up and she just holds herself there.”
The star also upped her gym schedule with more weight training and cardio to help her limber up for Strictly.
Jayde celebrated body positivity during Movie Week when she and Karen performed an energetic routine to a number from the movie Flashdance.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One tomorrow at 6.30pm