A BODY language expert has predicted who the Strictly couple most at risk of leaving first is.
Darren Stanton believes Giovanni Pernice and Richie Anderson lacked chemistry during their debut performance on the dancefloor.
They finished 10th out of 15 with 23 points from the judges – and were praised by fans online.
But The Sun today revealed the partnership has got off to a rocky start – with tensions building at rehearsals.
Sources told how reigning champ Giovanni, 32, has struggled to get his points across to Radio 2 host Richie, 34, who is “extremely over-excited” to be taking part.
Speaking on behalf of Betfair Casino told The Sun: “Richie is a natural extrovert and clearly loves being in the spotlight.
“He is definitely this year’s wildcard contestant.
“While he and Giovanni do have a great rapport, this wasn’t portrayed as well during their first routine and as a result, it could lead to Richie being at risk of an early exit from the competition.”
The first results’ show airs tonight on BBC One – but celebrities have been given a free pass through to next week.
That means the first couple to leave the competition will be revealed next Sunday.
Duo Richie and Giovanni are the second all-male partnership to appear on the show after Johannes Radebe and baking star John Whaite made the final of the competition last year.
This year’s show also sees comic Jayde Adams paired with Karen Hauer.
Last year 32-year-old Italian Giovanni won the glitterball trophy with EastEnders actress Rose, 27.