Strictly star gives fans a very rare look behind the scenes at secret rehearsals

A STRICTLY Come Dancing star has given fans of the BBC One competition a very rare look at the top secret rehearsals.

Professional dancer Neil Jones took to his social media to reveal a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes of the long-running show.

Neil showed off the rehearsal space in the behind-the-scenes video

Neil showed off the rehearsal space in the behind-the-scenes videoCredit: Instagram
He and his co-stars have been preparing for the new series

He and his co-stars have been preparing for the new seriesCredit: Instagram

Neil, 40, who is best known for his appearance as a pro on Strictly, took to his Instagram stories to give a look at the rehearsal space.

He filmed some of his co-stars warming up and practising some of their initial routines for the new series.

The dancer filmed his co-star and South Africa’s Got Talent dancer Cameron Lombard as he dropped to the floor in an impressive move

He went on to record while Oti Mabuse practised a number of moves opposite a dance partner, putting a funny filter on her face.

“Look who’s back,” Neil teased as he showed the group of dancers rehearsing in a large hall, with mirrors hanging on the walls.

It comes after new contestant Helen Skelton “accidentally revealed” that she was partnered with Neil over the weekend.

After following each other on social media, some fans felt that the mutual appreciation could well be a sign they will be taking to the dancefloor together this autumn.

Neil has previously danced with Alex Scott, who he came fifth with, and Nina Wadia, who ended up in 15th place.

Elsewhere, love Lothario Neil was seen getting close to Love Island star Chyna Mills as they left an event together earlier this month.

The pair were spotted holding hands leaving the boozy Reality TV Awards after-party in Chelsea on August 1.

They rubbed shoulders at the showbiz awards earlier in the night with stunning Chyna, 23, posing on the red carpet in a little black dress and holding a gold Yves Saint Laurent bag.

In The Sun’s exclusive photos a dapper Neil, 40, and stunning Chyna jumped into a black taxi with his Strictly co-star Giovanni Pernice outside the swanky afterparty.

An onlooker told The Sun that Neil and Chyna had been holding hands before they spotted the snapper and quickly released their grip.

And a source told The Sun: “Chyna and Neil are getting close after meeting that night, they have great chemistry.”

Neil and his co-stars have started rehearsals for the show

Neil and his co-stars have started rehearsals for the showCredit: Getty
Neil filmed as fellow dancer Cameron struck a move

Neil filmed as fellow dancer Cameron struck a moveCredit: Instagram