Hollyoaks' Ashley Taylor Dawson shows off impressive strength: photo!

Published Wednesday, Sep 18 2013, 13:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson has shown off his impressive lifting skills - and strength! - while rehearsing for Strictly Come Dancing.

Ashley, 31, uploaded a picture to Twitter on Tuesday (17 September) showing himself and pro dancing partner Ola Jordan hard at work (and having plenty of fun!) in the studio.

He added the caption: "In training with the lovely ‪@The_OlaJordan teaching her some of my moves for a change??"

Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan in Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals, 17 September 2013

© Twitter / @ashoztd

Ashley and Ola are currently working on their routine for the first Strictly performance show, which takes place on Friday, 26 September.

Before he learned he was paired with Ola, Ashley revealed his only requirement for a pro partner was someone who could teach him to dance!

"I'm looking for someone who can teach me how to dance! I'm a bit of a work horse, when I get my mind on something I want to do it right, and I think I'll be a bit of a perfectionist. So just someone who's going to push me as hard as they can, and not be scared of pushing and pushing me."

Ashley – who plays Darren Osborne in Hollyoaks - is having to juggle his training schedule with filming. He tweeted on 16 September: "Just got in from training with ‪@The_OlaJordan my head is frazzled! Right, now lets learn some lines for tomorrow! YAY!"

Meanwhile, the star has been nominated for a National Television Award 2014 in the 'Serial Drama Performance' category for his role as Darren.

Watch the red carpet routine that kicked off Strictly 2013 below:

The Strictly 2013 cast in pictures: