BBC Strictly Come Dancing has been forced to issue a denial over one of its contestants.
Katie was reported to be struggling juggling commitments.
But the Beeb has hit back – saying there is NO truth to the reports.
Katie, a former ITV Coronation Street actress, is now a Hollyoaks star on Channel 4.
But reports surfaced suggesting the star – who is dancing with Gorka Marquez – could not balance filming and Strictly rehearsals.
A source revealed to The Sun: “Tensions seem to be rising as the actor struggles to juggle her two major commitments.
“There is no suggestion that Katie herself is to blame. She is being pulled in one direction by Hollyoaks and in the other by Strictly.”
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The insider added: “But there’s no doubt she is exhausted by her schedule and she isn’t getting in as much practice as she would like with Gorka, who’s even arranged rehearsal sessions in Manchester to make life easier for her.”
But the Mirror reports a spokesperson said: “The suggestion that Strictly production is disappointed in Katie for any reason is categorically untrue.”
Hollyoaks added: “Earlier this week exterior scenes were delayed by wet weather. We then rescheduled a scene so Katie could attend her training. We will all be rooting for her tonight.”
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