“She’s a really good friend of mine and I think she’s an amazing dancer.
“Not a lot can really happen between us because we have to be two metres apart, but I am a little excited to see how things blossom.”
Last night, the singer became the first contestant to get the top score of 30 points with his dance partner Janette.
Elsewhere, Maisie has been in the dreaded dance-off for two consecutive weeks, despite being praised for her routines with Gorka.
Will she avoid going home tonight?
Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 7.25pm on BBC One.