CLAUDIA: It must have been on It Takes Two a hundred years ago. Tess had just had her little girl Phoebe and we started talking about our kids straight away – Tess is so in love with her children! And so beautiful!
TESS: Claudia will say we met while she was hosting It Takes Two, but actually it was before that! We met in our local chemists about 11 years ago. It was her first trip out with her new baby Jake and she was struggling to negotiate the buggy. I held the door for her and we had a little chat.
What’s been Tess’s most embarrassing moment on Strictly?
CLAUDIA: Oh, her shoe coming off as we were walking out to the opening music one week!
TESS: When my shoe fell off coming down the stairs at the top of a live show, hobbling barefoot towards Claud, stiletto in hand…
What is Tess’s favourite TV programme?
CLAUDIA: She loves property shows. I hope she gives the same answer otherwise I’ll be upset!
TESS: Claud knows property shows are an obsession for me! Grand Designs, Location, Location, Location…
Tess’s perfect holiday destination?
CLAUDIA: It would be the south of France with her family. We talk about holidays A LOT!
TESS: The south of France. We’re always talking about our favourite places to visit there.
What’s Tess’s most annoying habit?
CLAUDIA: She honestly doesn’t really have one – she eats a lot of crisps. That’s a habit but not that annoying. I’ll leave that with you.
TESS: She might say mine is procrastinating about wanting to buy my dream home in the south of France… or pinching all her Haribo!
What would Tess’s superpower be?
CLAUDIA: Everybody wants to fly, don’t they?
TESS: I think she’ll say I’d want to be invisible so that I could spy on Aljaz changing!
Who is Tess’s ultimate celebrity crush?
CLAUDIA: Can I say her husband?
TESS: I have no idea! I’ll be interested to see who she picks for me…