Strictly’s John Whaite is planning a quiet Christmas with his fiancé in a cabin in Scotland

Strictly Come Dancing star John Whaite has revealed he's planning a quiet Christmas in a cabin in Scotland with his fiancé Paul Atkins.

After admitting starring on the BBC One show has been “so manic”, John says that he and Paul are going to “dedicate” this Christmas to each other as they haven’t been able to spend much time together.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, the star told us of his Christmas plans: “Me and my fiancé Paul have booked a cabin in the middle of Scotland in a national park. It’s just us and our dog.

“We’re not going to see any family or friends. With Strictly being so manic, we haven’t seen much of each other, so we’ve decided this Christmas we’re going to dedicate to each other.”

John added: “We’ll see our families before we go, but then we’ll have no phone signal or Wi-Fi. Just a fire, books and games of Uno.”

John has been impressing the Strictly judges week after week with his professional partner Johannes Radebe.

But he admits his day job on Channel 4 show Steph’s Packed Lunch gives him a much-needed break from the chaos of sequins and rehearsals.

John, 32, continued: “Strictly is a mad world and it is all-consuming, but when I come to Packed Lunch, I feel I can have a breather… It’s good to get out of the Strictly bubble. I feel at home here.”

And opening up about how he’s handled the huge fame that has come with Strictly, John explains: “I was in Five Guys the other day, really hungover and slouched over a burger, when these kids came up to me for a picture.

I thought, 'I’ve got to be careful'. People still appreciate vulnerability… but perhaps hungover slumped over a burger on a Sunday morning is not a good look!”

The weekend saw John and Johannes take on an Argentine Tango to The 5th by David Garrett.

Judge Anton Du Beke had previously said he wanted to see John let go more and be freer in his movements.

Addressing the comments on It Takes Two with Janette Manrara, John said: “Those voices from Week One and Two have found their way back into my head, you know?

“I just feel like a clumsy idiot to be honest with you. I feel like a big doofus. I do, honestly it’s not false humility, I just feel a bit daft.

“And last week because we’d had little time to rehearse and practice I just felt like a fumbling fool.”

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