Judge Rinder caught Strictly Come Dancing partner Oksana Platero shopping for canes
Judge Rinder caught his 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional partner Oksana Platero shopping for a cane.
The TV judge is competing in this year's series of the ballroom and latin show but was left fearing for his life when he caught the 27-year-old dancer on sex toy websites.
The 38-year-old television personality told the Daily Star newspaper: "I caught her online searching for canes. I thought it was a prop for a routine. Now I'm not so sure. You don't want to get on the wrong side of her. She is a force of nature and very strict."
The star - whose real name Robert Rinder - danced for the first time on the show last Friday (23.09.16), and wowed judges with his "extraordinary" Cha-cha-cha.
This Saturday (01.10.16), Robert will take to the dancefloor once again to perform an American Smooth, and says he won't hold back if the judging panel - made up of Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli - give him undeserved criticism.
He said: "I haven't ever held my tongue before."
But, the legal eagle admitted that his biggest problem with 'Strictly...' isn't necessarily the dancing, but the look that goes with it.
He said: "I put this orange tan on that everyone said would make me look like a bronzed adonis. But I ended up looking like an umpa lumpa."
And Robert - who performed the best man duties at actor Benedict Cumberbatch's wedding in 2013 - also said that his favourite part of being on the show is how close the stars are off camera.
He said: "I know when people see the show they think it all looks false, but we genuinely are all friendly and supportive."