The 31-year-old TV presenter – who was eliminated from the ITV1 show on Sunday night (13.03.11) – admitted the Olympic champion skating duo have an “air of gaffer-ness” about them, and former contestant Elen Rivas should have been more respectful of their skills.
He explained: “You don’t upset them. You do as you are told. Everyone is overly respectful around them. Chris and Jayne have an air of gaffer-ness about them. To them we’re probably cattle They see many people come through every year.
“Sometimes you see that air about them where they’re thinking they have choreography to do for 10 people in 10 days. To be that creative over that period of time probably takes a lot of energy. Elen Rivas signed her own exit release when she said she hated her choreography. It was a bad move!”
Jeff now tips Chloe Madeley – who is partnered alongside Michael Zenezini – to win the competition after topping the leaderboard for the past two consecutive weeks.
He added to The Sun newspaper: “Chloe is the only one not to be in the bottom two so far, so she is in pole position.
“I don’t see her faulting either, because she seems to handle the pressure quite well. She’s also got a rock of a partner in Michael.”